6 Spices, 60 Dishes: Indian Recipes That Are Simple, Fresh, and Big on Taste

Chronicle. Jan. 2023. 160p. ISBN 9781797216201. $24.95. COOKING
Kahate’s new book, the sequel to 5 Spices, 50 Dishes, builds on her previous efforts and focuses on creating modern Indian dishes that are fresh and simple but pack big flavor. Vegetable-forward recipes dominate and include traditional comforts like curries alongside fresher options such as slaws and crepes. She also includes a chapter featuring ingredients and dishes that pay homage to her Goan husband, and here readers will find recipes that contain seafood, eggs, and a variety of other proteins. Each recipe has a quick key that identifies gluten-free, vegan, and instant pot–friendly options at a glance. A clean layout that is easy to read while cooking is paired with colorful, vibrant, and appetizing photos. Welcome Kahate back to the library shelves with this practical, flavorful, and bright new book that will satisfy a variety of palates and levels of the home chef.
VERDICT A study in doing more with less, Kahate’s book delivers realistic weeknight recipes that will satisfy a wide audience; it’s a great introduction to Indian flavors.
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