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Cookbook of the Month for October 2012 : 660 Curries

Flicking through my copy to find the stickiest pages... bit lacking in red meat and fish recommendations due to financial constraint (so many of the lamb dishes, in particular, look incredible).

These are all quick. Though not authentic, for chicken dishes I generally use cut up thighs or breasts to save time. You can also usually half oil quantities without trouble, if you are so inclined.

Saag murghi, p.136 (simple once the marinade is put together, nutritious and very very tasty, especially with homemade parathas or rotis. The sprinkle of salt at the end is essential).
Chicken with red chillies and coconut milk, p.139 (lots of delicious, sour/sweet/creamy sauce).
Cubed chicken with wok-seared vegetables, p.145 (very quick when you have the garam masala made, and excellent).
Chicken Thighs with Peanut Sauce, p. 159 (possibly my favourite - very tasty, very savoury sauce. No marinade and easy to make, though you'll need a vegetable side).
Priyanka's Shrimp, p.265 (After I read the introduction, I couldn't help but try this. It's very quick, and has wonderful flavour especially given the comparatively short ingredient list.)
Fresh Greens with Black-Eyed Peas, p. 320.
Sorshe Chana, p.335.
Palak Urad Dal, p. 370.
Red Lentils with Chiles, p. 397.
Moong Masoor Dal, p. 405.

Other favourites:
Fall apart beef cubes, p. 177 (simple, delicious with rotis on the side, but needs a fair bit of cooking time).
Murghi Vindaloo, p. 134. Also the Pork Vindaloos, especially the third version, p. 229.
Kheema Mutter, p. 182 (I use lamb mince - this is another quickish dish, and very good).
Badam Murghi, p. 142 (almond, yoghurt, spinach - amazing, another possible favourite).
Aloo Gosht, p. 191 (excellent!)
Roghan Josh, p. 214.
Goshtaba, p. 215 (fantastic meatballs, lovely thin, creamy sauce - hadn't really had anything like them before).
Mangalorean Pork Curry, p. 225.
Saag Pork, p.231
Shallots with Pigeon Peas and Coconut Milk, p. 430 (yum, if you like coconut!).

Have left out many good recipes, and I won't even go into the veggie section or I'll be here all night. I'm really looking forward to finding some new dal recipes, as I have found that section very hit-and-miss, and there really are too many versions for one person to try out!

Oct 01, 2012
bacio in Home Cooking

Cookbook of the Month for October 2012 : 660 Curries

Another new user here, thanks to 660 curries. It really has enriched our daily lives, and made us comfortable with Indian cooking. Also helps that once you have a drawer of whole spices, the recipes are generally cheap enough for students! We cook from this book maybe 1 or 2 times per week, so have tried a lot of recipes, but looking forward to seeing what others enjoy (easy to keep repeating the most delicious recipes).

Oct 01, 2012
bacio in Home Cooking