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South Indian Cooking 200 Vegetarian Recipes

Author Name: V S Indira | Format: Paperback | Genre : Cooking, Food & Wine | Other Details
Amazon Sales Rank: Ranked #21 in Cooking

200 basic and classic vegetarian recipes from South India.

Written by Smt. V S Indira 50 years ago, especially for the first-time learner!

The original Tamil book of recipes, Thennattu Unavugal, was written by Smt. V S Indira, an expert in South Indian cooking.

Written in an easy and accessible style, the recipes are explained step-by-step with useful and practical tips that give the result the special touch of traditional southern cooking. This book, containing 200 of the most popular recipes, is arranged in groups very familiar to all of us – sweets, savoury snacks, sambar, vegetable curries, rasam, idli/dosa varieties, rice varieties, tiffin items, pickles and so on.

The book is translated from Tamil.

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V S Indira

Smt. Indira (1918–1999) was born in Madras and later shifted to Mayiladuthurai (erstwhile Mayavaram) after her marriage to V Swamy Iyengar. For the next three decades, she perfected the art of South Indian cooking and played host to a steady stream of guests and visitors in their family home. Her gracious hospitality and her superb cooking became legendary. She later relocated to Chennai in 1970 and, urged by family and friends, captured her culinary knowledge and experience in a Tamil book containing traditional South Indian recipes, rendered in a style that was unfussy and accessible. The book was very simple and had no-frills. It was a boon to many young people cutting their teeth on cooking and many older ones who sought to perfect the trickier recipes. The present book is an attempt to make her expertise available to new readers who are familiar only with the English language. It is an attempt to be faithful to the simplicity of the original.

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