NP Recommends Week #21 – Kitchen Essentials

Call it the effect of a lot of free time on hand or restaurants being shut, cooking and baking at home have been one of the many activities that people have resorted to amid the lockdown. 


So this week in our segment NP Recommends, our editors have picked some of our best Cook Books to help you cook up a storm. You can use our Read Instantly platform to begin reading these books online even as your physical copy makes its way to your doorstep. Here is a list of books you should not miss.


Sugar Coated Seasons

Chef Moksha Sharma

With the launch of Sugar-Coated Seasons, Chef Moksha Sharma creates a unique blend of sweet, seasonal and innovative recipes. She lifts the curtain on her kitchen, where she teaches how bakers at all levels of proficiency can make the best use out of beautiful, organic, seasonal fruits and ingredients to create new baked goodies.  These mesmerizingly delicious desserts are guaranteed to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth! Click here to get your copy.


50 Indian Meal Plans

Kidsstoppress Media

Meet your new companion: Your handy helper in the kitchen for the next 50 weeks. For every mom, nothing is more important than ensuring your child is eating right.

The KSP 50 Indian Meal Plans Book contains

  1. 50 kid-friendly Meal Plans i.e. one year of plans
  2. 250 School Snack Box ideas
  3. 250 Evening Snack ideas
  4. Seasonal meal ideas
  5. 50 Recipes that anyone can cook
  6. Recipe Resource Lists
  7. Allergy Notes section
  8. Meal plan printables that you can tear

All this is now available in a book so you can raise kids who love food! Click here to get your copy.


Karmaa Kitchen

Pankhuri Agarwal

The minute we hear the word “healthy” or “Ayurvedic” it conjures up images of bland or tasteless food in our minds. Karmaa Kitchen is a book that will break these ideas and notions and take you through a gastronomically delightful journey of Ayurveda, seasons, health, cooking and above all delicious eating. Click here to get your copy.


‘Seasoned’ for Family and Friends

Morvarid Fernandez

The aroma of baking bread, warm spicy apple pie or just plain fried eggs and crispy bacon, unpretentious food but are these some of your favourite recollections linked to home and hearth? In ‘Seasoned for Family and Friends’, and unusual and quirky recipe book, this is where the author takes you. You will be gifted with culinary hints, introduced to new and unusual ingredients from around the words, while the common and well known are in combinations that are quite different, resulting in some very delectable food. Written with warmth and sincerity, the author connects to the reader instantly. So walk into Morvarind’s kitchen any time of the day, breakfast, lunch or dinner, and enjoy an assortment of delicious recipes to warm the heart.

Ingeniously interwoven through the recipes is a wonderfully refreshing narrative of real stories, anecdotes, and events from a gentler past. The author’s childhood in the sixties and seventies in a small provincial town in Southern India, and then through the eighties and beyond on an organic farm in the Western Ghats, which will give you an insider’s view of another India. So while you wait for that whistle to blow, milk to boil or your egg to coddle you might just read a story or two! Click here to get your copy.


The Tables Book of Desserts

Shriram Rajendran

One of the most testing times for Chef Shriram Rajendran was when he conceptualized his dessert brand “The Table.” There was little or no literature on how a viable business could be built in the dessert category. The Table Book of Desserts is partially to fill this gap, which the budding dessert entrepreneurs should not face.

This book is a culmination of years of work on 70+ recipes that have stayed with him, become better, improved, and been fine-tuned. It is mindfully written from the perspective of a to-be chefpreneur.

The Table Book of Desserts also contains a very practical checklist for anyone who is looking to start a home baking business and even other chefpreneurs.

“Life punishes the vague wish but rewards the specific ask.” So while reading this book, have a specific ask/plan so that you can gain the most out of it! Click here to get your copy.



We hope you enjoyed the list! Catch you next Monday to explore more books!

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