the appetizer:

Hari Nayak and Vikas Khanna introduce Modern Indian Cooking with tempting recipes like Masala Scrambled Eggs with Crumbled Paneer, Goan Crab Cakes, and Kadhai Fried Paneer with Rainbow Vegetables.

Cookbook Profile

Modern Indian Cooking

by Hari Nayak and Vikas Khanna

Modern Indian Cooking
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As the mysteries of India open up to us on a nearly daily basis, our understanding of the sub-continent and desires to experience its culture strengthens with every passing mention. The striking architecture and fascinating landscape of this far away land can only be experienced through photographs for most of us. However, the tastes of India are closer than ever.

Through their passion for the culinary arts and the flavors of India, authors Hari Nayak and Vikas Khanna bring us Modern Indian Cooking, a cookbook that thoroughly explores the next generation of Indian cooking and brings the flavors of India to our kitchen tables at home.

Each recipe in the book is prepared using fresh ingredients and designed to accommodate the modern lifestyle. Indian cooking is often perceived as intimidating due to the use of a wide range of unusual ingredients and complex cooking procedure, however Modern Indian Cooking recreates classic Indian dishes by using simplistic techniques along with ingredients available to all of us. Throughout the book, Nayak and Khanna strive to bring traditional Indian cuisine to simplified levels fit for modem living and entertaining, while keeping the flavors and authenticity intact. Inside readers will find recipes including:

Modern Indian Cooking celebrates the grandeur of the food of India while preserving the character of each region's distinctive style of cooking. Readers will most definitely gain a wonderful insight into the richly diverse nation of India and the many flavors she brings to our tables.

About the Authors

Hari Nayak is an internationally renowned chef & food writer with several successful ventures as a restaurateur, author and food service consultant. Chef Hari has pioneered the next generation of Indian Cooking and believes in creating classic Indian dishes by using simplistic techniques along with a delicious juxtaposition of global flavors. His exclusive line of products (Modern Indian Kitchen) brings consumers one step closer to enjoying "Modern Indian Cooking". His next books, Modern Entertaining and India: A Journey Through Culture and Cuisine will be released later this year and in early 2008. You can find out more about Hari at his website:

A chef by profession, Vikas Khanna's food is a blend of his traditional Indian Culinary Background and the flavors and history of the highly diversified New York food culture. He is owner/executive chef and consultant to several restaurants and has won acclaim from the prestigious James Beard Foundation. Vikas is the founder of New York Chefs 'Cooking for Life', a non profit organization that brings together celebrated chefs of New York City, for tasting events to raise funds for relief efforts around the world. The proceeds of the events benefit organizations such as Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, and many more.


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