• Title: Vij's: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine
  • Author: Meeru Dhalwala Meeru Dhalwala John Sherlock
  • ISBN: 9781553651840
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Paperback
  • Vij s Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine At Vij s one of North America s most innovative Indian restaurants owner Vikram Vij and his wife Meeru use the freshest local ingredients and original ideas to create exciting new takes on the cuisi
    At Vij s, one of North America s most innovative Indian restaurants, owner Vikram Vij and his wife Meeru use the freshest local ingredients and original ideas to create exciting new takes on the cuisines of India Though far from traditional, the dishes remain true to one glorious hallmark of Indian cooking fabulous spicing Among the luscious offerings included here areAt Vij s, one of North America s most innovative Indian restaurants, owner Vikram Vij and his wife Meeru use the freshest local ingredients and original ideas to create exciting new takes on the cuisines of India Though far from traditional, the dishes remain true to one glorious hallmark of Indian cooking fabulous spicing Among the luscious offerings included here are yogurt and tamarind marinated grilled chicken, seared venison medallions with fig and roasted pomegranate khoa, and marinated lamb popsicles in fenugreek curry Vegetarian selections abound, with dishes like portobello mushrooms in porcini cream curry, coconut curried vegetables, and jackfruit with cayenne and black cardamom Recipes for naan, chapattis, raiti, and other sides, staples, vegetables, and desserts allow readers to prepare an Indian feast from beginning to end As beautiful and sumptuous as the recipes it contains, Vij s is a delicious manifesto for a new style of Indian cooking.

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    1. Before we went to Vancouver, Kim and Richard told us about Vij's, so we made a point of going there for dinner. Bob and Carey took us there on our last night in Vancouver. Carey waited outside in line for over an hour since there are no reservations. We met Vickram and he signed a copy of the cookbook. Then we started eating! It was wonderful, very different Indian food than what we'd ever had before. It was heaven.The cookbook came back with us to Sierra Madre and sat on the shelf for a few mon [...]

    2. So I'm committing a bit of a sin here, reviewing this cookbook without having cooked anything from it yet, but the 5 stars I'm giving it is based on the passion and desire it ignited in me to go and make about half of these dishes. My mouth was watering the whole time I was reading it.My husband and I just recently returned from a trip to Vancouver and ate at the famed Vij's restaurant. Having such an amazing, memorable meal, I was elated to discover that Vij has his own cookbook.What I love is [...]

    3. Part cookbook, part history of Vij's, which happens to be the best restaurant in Vancouver. The book maintains the standard of excellence you expect from Vij's. I love to read cookbooks, and I don't usually include them on , but this collection of recipes is outstanding. While it is a beautiful book, there are cookbooks that outclass this one in writing and artistic presentation, but Vij's wins for taste. Cook every recipe in this book.

    4. I'm lucky enough to have eaten at Vij's restaurant, and I love having this book in my house!This book really turned both of us on to the practice of roasting and grinding our own spices - our own garam masala is delicious!

    5. I ate at this restaurant when I was in Vancouver and went next door to their take out place to buy the cookbook and some Spices--the cookbook is a blend of Inidan spices some traditional Indian preparations but then an Asian spin on more western presentations as well. Very nice mixture

    6. These recipes are delicious! Most of them are only possible if you've got access to a wide selection of Indian spices, but if you've made that investment, you can do no wrong. I recommend reducing the salt level by half on pretty much everything.

    7. This is another one I keep taking out of the library. Good food and always another recipe to try.

    8. if you can't get to this amazing restaurant and dine w/Vij, himself, use this book; the recipes work if you are true to all of the ingredients.

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