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Madhur Jaffrey. 40 Years on
« on: August 16, 2023, 06:15 AM »
I see the Queen of Spice is about to release a 40th Anniversary Edition of the immortal Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cooking. This was the book that accompanied the TV series and introduced a whole new generation to cooking Indian food.
I have two copies of the original paperback, one I bought new which now looks like it has been dragged through a battlefield and is the working copy I use in the kitchen. The second is a pristine copy that I found in a charity shop which I peruse when flicking through the recipes.
I’ve hundreds of Indian cookbooks that have arrived since my first MJ but this is really an old friend that I return to time and again. Simple, uncomplicated recipes that have proven a hit with friends over the years.
I doubt there are very few people in our acquaintance that have not eaten her Rogan Josh recipe, albeit with my own twists and turns over the years.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Madhur-Jaffreys-Indian-Cookery-Jaffrey/dp/1526659034/ref=d_wlr_sccl_1_3/257-4403625-9275739?pd_rd_w=CiCGA&content-id=amzn1.sym.d62a13d8-c1e2-4d58-a575-a84f42fb3d58&pf_rd_p=d62a13d8-c1e2-4d58-a575-a84f42fb3d58&pf_rd_r=0V05936KVS246EZQ95CK&pd_rd_wg=verBS&pd_rd_r=eb5f0bf0-7048-4e78-9db7-5a2915977b4d&pd_rd_i=1526659034&psc=1

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Re: Madhur Jaffrey. 40 Years on
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2023, 02:23 PM »
I have the BBC Books hardcover reprint from 2002. Ive made her turkey kebabs countless times.  Her Curry Easy book is also worth a look. My go-to for red lentils with ginger and tons of other simple recipes.

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Re: Madhur Jaffrey. 40 Years on
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2023, 05:14 PM »
I have the BBC Books hardcover reprint from 2002. Ive made her turkey kebabs countless times.  Her Curry Easy book is also worth a look. My go-to for red lentils with ginger and tons of other simple recipes.

Robbo

I have the 2002 hardback as well and I’ll likely get the revised addition for the new recipes.
I have a few MJ books including the Curry Bible, and her Far Eastern cookbook.
I have some form of OCD when it comes to Indian cookbooks.


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Re: Madhur Jaffrey. 40 Years on
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2023, 08:45 PM »
Outstanding t63.  I just ordered the Dishoom cook book this morning. Need to spend more time cooking and not just reading though.

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Re: Madhur Jaffrey. 40 Years on
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2023, 11:10 PM »
Outstanding t63.  I just ordered the Dishoom cook book this morning. Need to spend more time cooking and not just reading though.

Robbo

Great book. Good choice.

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Re: Madhur Jaffrey. 40 Years on
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2023, 01:39 AM »
Dishoom arrived today and I have to say it is MAGNIFICENT.
Just spent an hour browsing and oh dear lord the recipes look amazing. Plus lots of nice details about Bombay / Mumbai that have me reminiscing of my many visits there.  This book is a strong recommend.

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Re: Madhur Jaffrey. 40 Years on
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2023, 10:16 PM »
For the unethical, it may be worth noting that it is available online ...


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Re: Madhur Jaffrey. 40 Years on
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2023, 03:16 PM »
I have a number of unethically obtained downloaded books but Dishoom was worth the $19 for me. A (legitimate) steal.

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Re: Madhur Jaffrey. 40 Years on
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2023, 05:11 AM »
I bought the 40th anniversary edition of Indian Cooking off of Amazon, despite reading some unfavourable reviews that the recipes are dated and past their sell by date. I would strongly disagree, as would my family, including a growing number of grandchildren who still enjoy the food.

I haven’t looked at it in any great detail or found/explored the 11 new recipes. But the Grauniad provided a good review and potted biography of MJ and the book.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2023/sep/17/madhur-jaffrey-indian-cookery-interview-serious-as-anything-in-my-life
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