660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer

660 Curries

byRaghavan Iyer

Paperback | May 1, 2008

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Curry is Salmon with Garlic and Turmeric. Curry is Grilled Chicken with Cashew-Tomato Sauce. Curry is Asparagus with Tomato and Crumbled Paneer. Curry is Lamb with Yellow Split Peas, Chunky Potatoes with Spinach, Tamarind Shrimp with Coconut Milk, Baby Back Ribs with a Sweet-Sour Glaze and Vinegar Sauce, Basmati Rice with Fragrant Curry Leaves. Curry is vivid flavors, seasonal ingredients, a kaleidoscope of spices and unexpected combinations. And 660 Curries is the gateway to the world of Indian cooking, demystifying one of the world's great cuisines.

Presented by the IACP award–winning Cooking Teacher of the Year (2004), Raghavan Iyer, 660 Curries is a joyous food-lover's extravaganza. Mr. Iyer first grounds us in the building blocks of Indian flavors—the interplay of sour (like tomatoes or yogurt), salty, sweet, pungent (peppercorns, chiles), bitter, and the quality of unami (seeds, coconuts, and the like). Then, from this basic palette, he unveils an infinite art. There are appetizers—Spinach Fritters, Lentil Dumplings in a Buttermilk Coconut Sauce—and main courses—Chicken with Lemongrass and Kaffir-Lime Leaves, Lamb Loin Chops with an Apricot Sauce. Cheese dishes—Pan-Fried Cheese with Cauliflower and Cilantro; bean dishes—Lentil Stew with Cumin and Cayenne. And hundreds of vegetable dishes—Sweet Corn with Cumin and Chiles, Chunky Potatoes with Golden Raisins, Baby Eggplant Stuffed with Cashew Nuts and Spices. There are traditional, regional curries from around the subcontinent and contemporary curries. Plus all the extras: biryanis, breads, rice dishes, raitas, spice pastes and blends, and rubs.

curry, n.—any dish that consists of either meat, fish, poultry, legumes, vegetables, or fruits, simmered in or covered with a sauce, gravy, or other liquid that is redolent with any number of freshly ground and very fragrant spices and/or herbs.
Raghavan Iyer, an IACP Award–winning Teacher of the Year, is the author of 660 Curries, Betty Crocker’s Indian Home Cooking, and the James Beard Award Finalist The Turmeric Trail: Recipes and Memories from an Indian Childhood. He is also a spokesperson and consultant to General Mills, Target, and other companies. Born in Mumbai, Mr. Iy...
Title:660 CurriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:809 pages, 9.13 × 8 × 1.75 inPublished:May 1, 2008Publisher:Workman Publishing CoLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0761137874

ISBN - 13:9780761137870

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Table of Contents

The Curry Quest

Spice Blends and Pastes

Appetizer Curries

Poultry, Game & Egg Curries

Beef, Lamb & Pork Curries

Fish & Seafood Curries

Paneer Curries

Legume Curries

Vegetable Curries

Contemporary Curries

Biryani Curries

Curry Cohorts

Metric Conversion Charts

Glossary of Ingredients

The Elements of a Curry

Mail-order sources for spices and legumes



Editorial Reviews

"This book is nothing short of a treasure chest-containing an endless supply of very authentic Indian recipes, each bursting with the true flavors of India's many regions."-Madhur Jaffrey, Author of Madhur Jaffrey Indian Cooking