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Re: Chicken Tikka - better than the BIRs
« Reply #340 on: April 18, 2020, 09:59 PM »
What would your list be today, T63, with the benefit of a further 13 years' experience ?

Can you name a quality Indian cookbook or two?

For me it has to be:

  • 50 Great Curries of India by Camellia Panjabi (even with the errors)
  • Indian Cookery by Madhur Jaffrey
  • Classic Indian Cookery by Julie Sahni
  • A Taste Of Punjab by Lali Nayar
  • Tandoor by Ranjit Rai (especially with the BBQ season upon us)
  • Indian Cookery, A Practical Guide by Dharamjit Singh

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That is a searching question. Of the books I first named only the Maddhur Jeffrey still gets extensively used. I have my original BBC paperback that is now tattered, torn and stained and that goes into the kitchen with me. A clean copy of the same book resides on the shelf, picked up seemingly unused in an oxfam shop, and I have the large glossy format with pictures released by the BBC a few years back for perusing in an armchair.
Recently I have worked through a lot of Vivek Singhs book as well as some of the more recent authors and my Indian Cookbook collection consists of 130 plus books.

I think that the above list were the special books that I really relied on back in the day but, nowadays, I have certain recipes in a number of cookbooks to fall back on depending on who is around and what is available.

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Re: Chicken Tikka - better than the BIRs
« Reply #342 on: April 20, 2020, 09:34 PM »
so went into the spare bedroom cum library to search a few minutes ago

You have a cum library?

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Re: Chicken Tikka - better than the BIRs
« Reply #343 on: April 20, 2020, 09:48 PM »
I and about half-a-million others, it would seem ...
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Re: Chicken Tikka - better than the BIRs
« Reply #344 on: April 20, 2020, 10:25 PM »
Oh I would bet it's more than half a million mate  :lol:

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Re: Chicken Tikka - better than the BIRs
« Reply #345 on: April 21, 2020, 12:07 AM »
so went into the spare bedroom cum library to search a few minutes ago

You have a cum library?

Shades of Dick Emery!

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Re: Chicken Tikka - better than the BIRs
« Reply #346 on: April 21, 2020, 07:35 AM »
I knew it,.....You are Awful, but i like you :smile:


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Re: Chicken Tikka - better than the BIRs
« Reply #347 on: April 21, 2020, 07:39 AM »
so went into the spare bedroom cum library to search a few minutes ago

You have a cum library?

Actually the first one was created in a Portsmouth Hospital in 1824 by a load of discharged seamen

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« Reply #348 on: April 21, 2020, 08:53 AM »
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Re: Chicken Tikka - better than the BIRs
« Reply #349 on: April 21, 2020, 11:01 AM »
Actually the first one was created in a Portsmouth Hospital in 1824 by a load of discharged seamen

All of whom served alongside Seaman Staines and Roger the cabin boy under the infamous Master Bates, no doubt ...
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