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Indian-Ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family

Houghton Harcourt. Apr. 2019. 256p. photos. index. ISBN 9781328482471. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781328484321. COOKING
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OrangeReviewStarWhat Indian cookbook has a recipe for dump cake? This one. Many cookbooks featuring Indian cuisine come with extensive lists of ingredients that are not always easy to find. Following Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks, Krishna's latest uses simple ingredients to create an easy, fun approach to Indian-American cooking, resulting in accessible recipes that blend traditional American with Indian cuisine. Tomato cheese masala toast is a great example of an easy homestyle food that translates into both cultures. Recipes such as roasted aloo gobi and tomato rice with crispy cheddar make traditional dishes easy to re-create, even for new cooks. The lighthearted style of text is easy to read and makes readers feel as if they're learning in the Krishna home kitchen.
VERDICT Krishna's newest offering will delight cooks seeking to expand their palate and knowledge of Indian cuisine. With easy-to-follow recipes, the "Indian-ish" additions to many American homestyle favorites will appeal to even the pickiest eaters.

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