The Indian Slow-Cooker

Anupy Singla

Publisher Surrey
Title First Published 10 September 2010


My favorite new slow cooker book.
--Genevieve Ko, Good Housekeeping

In her friendly voice, Anupy Singla welcomes everyone into her kitchen, even busy and beginner cooks. With her comprehensive guide to ingredients and surprisingly simple and healthy recipes that perfume the house on a cold day, The Indian Slow Cooker is a great first book on Indian cooking. We love recommending it to our customers!
--Lara Hamilton, Owner, Book Larder, Seattle

This unique guide to preparing favorite recipes from the Indian tradition using classic slow-cooker techniques is the first such book of its kind. Featuring more than 50 recipes, and beautifully illustrated with color photography throughout, these great recipes are all prepared in healthful versions that use far less oil and saturated fat than in traditional recipes, due to the slow cooker's means of keeping food moist through its long, slow cooking cycle. The result is a terrific introduction to making healthful, flavorful Indian food, using the simplicity and convenience of the slow cooker.

Anupy Singla is an award-winning journalist with over 10 years experience covering business and general news as a TV and print reporter in Chicago. After having two children, Anupy became interested in connecting her family with their Indian roots in a healthy and simple way. In this, her first cookbook, Anupy shares her secrets for easy, authentic Indian food. Some of the recipes were developed by her mother through the years, but many Anupy developed herself. She shows the busy, harried family that cooking healthy is simple and that cooking Indian is just a matter of understanding a few key spices.

As Anupy sees it, acquiring and using the proper spices is the key to preparing her simple, healthy recipes at home. Her "Indian Spices 101" chapter introduces readers to the mainstay spices of an Indian kitchen, and how to store, prepare, and combine them in different preparations. Among her 50 recipes are the classics of Indian cooking: mostly vegetarian specialties like dal (of every variety) and palak paneer and gobi aloo, but also meat dishes like butter chicken, keema, and much more.

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