Knopf An Invitation to Indian Cooking: 50th Anniversary Edition: A Cookbook
Knopf An Invitation to Indian Cooking: 50th Anniversary Edition: A Cookbook

An Invitation to Indian Cooking: 50th Anniversary Edition: A Cookbook

By Madhur Jaffrey


Publication Date: November 21, 2023

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A beautiful fiftieth-anniversary edition of the essential Indian cookbook—"the final word on the subject" (The New York Times)—featuring a new introduction by the author and a new foreword by Yotam Ottolenghi

The “queen of Indian cooking" (Saveur), Madhur Jaffrey helped introduce generations of American home cooks to the foods of the subcontinent. In An Invitation to Indian Cooking—widely considered one of the best cookbooks of all time and enshrined in the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook Hall of Fame—Jaffrey gives readers a sweeping survey of the rich culinary traditions of her home.

     Living in London and homesick, she was prompted to re-create the dishes of her Delhi childhood. Jaffrey taught herself the art of Indian cuisine and, in this groundbreaking book, she shares those lessons with us all. Featuring more than 160 recipes, the book covers everything from appetizers, soups, vegetables, and meats to fish, chutneys, breads, desserts, and more.

     An instant classic upon publication, An Invitation to Indian Cooking teaches home cooks perfect renditions of dishes such as Mulligatawny Soup, Whole Wheat Samosas, and Chicken Biryani, alongside Green Beans with Mustard, Khitcherie Unda (scrambled eggs, Indian style), and Nargisi Kofta (large meatballs stuffed with hard-boiled eggs). From recipes for formal occasions to the making of everyday staples such as dals, pickles, and relishes, Jaffrey’s “invitation” has proved irresistible for generations of American home cooks.

     Beautifully redesigned—and featuring a new foreword by the author and a new introduction by superfan, Yotam Ottolenghi—this anniversary edition celebrates An Invitation to Indian Cooking’s half a century as the go-to text on Indian cooking.

About the Author

MADHUR JAFFREY is the author of many cookbooks—seven of which have won James Beard Awards—and she was named to the Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America by the James Beard Foundation. Most recently, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the James Beard Foundation. Jaffrey is the recipient of an honorary CBE from Queen Elizabeth II and the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest awards, from its prime minister. She is also an award-winning actress and winner of the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival, with numerous major motion pictures and television shows to her credit, including several cookery shows around the world. She lives in New York.

Author Residence: New York, NY

Author Hometown: Delhi, India

Format: Hardcover

Length: 352 pages

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: November 21, 2023

ISBN: 9780593535684

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