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Friday, October 08, 2010

Freebie Friday: Win a copy of the India Cookbook



So you know how to put together a stir-fry and a simple pasta dish, but does the thought of cooking Indian still fall in the "too hard" basket?

The India Cookbook is predicted to do for Indian cuisine what The Silver Spoon achieved for Italian cuisine - provide a comprehensive guide that runs through all the basics and provide a well-laid out resource of classic recipes.

The book has been divided into seven colour-coded sections, dedicated to specific topics like breads; spice mixtures and pastes; dal; drinks and soups; and pickles, chutneys and raitas. Original recipes for leading Indian chefs from around the world are included, as well as clear and concise explanations on common Indian ingredients, utensils and techniques.

Grab Your Fork readers have the chance to win a copy of the India Cookbook in this week's Freebie Friday!



THE PRIZE:

One copy of the India Cookbook by Pushpesh Pant, published by Phaidon Press and officially released for sale on 1 November 2010.

Prize value: AU$69.95 / NZ$82.00

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HOW TO ENTER:
All you have to do is fulfil the requirements below:

Option 1:
  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell us: Which Indian dish would you like to learn how to cook?
  2. And then send an email to grabyourforkfreebiefriday@yahoo.com.au with the subject heading "India" and include your full name and a copy of your published comment from this post.
Option 2:
  1. Enter via the Grab Your Fork facebook fan page. Simply leave your answer on the event listing here.
*This competition is open to Australian and New Zealand delivery addresses only.

The winning entry will be decided on honesty, creativity or entertainment value. Don't be shy! You gotta be in it to win it! Readers may submit one entry per day as long as each answer is different.

The India Cookbook competition closes on Sunday 31 October 2010 at 9.30pm AEST. The winner will be announced on Grab Your Fork on Monday 1 November 2010.

EDIT: This competition has now closed. The winner has been announced here.

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posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 10/08/2010 12:28:00 am


36 Comments:

  • At 10/08/2010 10:21 am, Blogger Ladybird said…

    What a fantastic giveaway! I love the book cover design - it reminds me so much of old-fashioned Indian packaging!

    I would love to learn how to make an authentic navratan korma. Navratan and is named after the nine different fruits, nuts and vegetables used to prepare it. It's a very traditional dish, but unfortunately there are so many versions out there that the authentic version is very hard to come by!

     
  • At 10/08/2010 11:27 am, Blogger JR said…

    Oh I would definitely learn how to make a butter chicken so finally, I can stop buying cheap ready-made curries that come in a satchel and obviously, taste like they have just come from a satchel. Besides, it would be a damn fine way to impress my girlfriend with my newly acquired culinary skill set!

     
  • At 10/08/2010 11:52 am, Anonymous Groucho said…

    A vindaloo. Not just any vindaloo; one that takes your breath away, one that unfocusses your eyes, one that only a Kingfisher beer can tame, one that stops conversation until it has all been devoured.One you wake up next morning thinking about and hoping there is some gravy and naan left. Just enough for a taste so you know you didn't just dream it.

     
  • At 10/08/2010 12:41 pm, Anonymous Tiara said…

    Chicken has been by favourite meat and since I love Indian cuisine, I would really like to learn how to cook authentic chicken tikka masala without having to use the tandoor oven. It is a complicated dish to prepare, but learning how to cook it will be worth the effort. Chicken tikka masala is indeed a special dish; its intermarriage of spices and yogurt is simply mouth-watering. If I have the opportunity to learn how to cook this scrumptious dish, I would surprise my partner with my newly acquired skill. As the saying goes 'The way to a man's heart is through his stomach'.

     
  • At 10/08/2010 1:19 pm, Blogger Win said…

    This is for my boyfriend who loves curries and Indian food. He really wants to learn how to cook a hot Vindaloo curry, he can never get the consistency of the sauce right.
    We went to Zaaffran's last night and had the Grand Feast! Oh man, it was awesome!!

     
  • At 10/08/2010 1:30 pm, Blogger bri said…

    I love cooking Indian food! One dish that I haven't tried cooking yet is palak paneer, by making the cheese from scratch and cooking it with my home-grown spinach. Yum!

     
  • At 10/08/2010 1:43 pm, Anonymous Emilady said…

    I raced a rickshaw from Pokhara in Nepal to Cochin in India for a charity adventure and the street food I ate on those 20 hilarious days was amazing. I would love to be able to make samosas, pakoras and other snack foods that we encountered along the way. Nothing brings back memories like the smell of frying spices.

     
  • At 10/08/2010 1:48 pm, Blogger Florida Girl In Sydney said…

    That books looks awesome! I'm not sure I can narrow it down, but I'd like to learn to make Tandoori Chicken. Well also, Butter Chicken, and Naan. And Dahl.

    I think Indian is the only genre I have been too scared to attempt... but with the right cookbook who knows what I may do...

     
  • At 10/08/2010 5:26 pm, Anonymous 1st culinarian said…

    India: the cookbook looks fascinating. I really like the fact that the author is both a culinary historian and a fantastic cook to boot. I am interested in learning more about all the breads from the different regions of India- so far i have only really touched on making naan and parathra - the bagarkhani roti which is a sweet bread with raisins and cardamom looks appealing and unique. What also appeals about this books is its comprehensive coverage of each region to that the nuances of each distinct district can be drawn out-something i know little about but am keen to learn. What a delicious journey this book could send me on!

     
  • At 10/09/2010 8:30 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh! To create perfect Palak Paneer,
    No longer will my guests sneer,
    At my attempts to meld exotic foods and spices,
    Then cover up the disaster with 3 different rices!

     
  • At 10/09/2010 5:55 pm, Blogger Mim said…

    It's got to be the Gulab Jamun! They're the perfect dessert - sticky, sweet, fragrant, and small enough to justify having just have one more...

     
  • At 10/10/2010 6:31 pm, Blogger piccolanippy said…

    I'd love to learn how to make a delicious Tandoori Chicken.

     
  • At 10/10/2010 11:26 pm, Blogger Shifali said…

    I would love to learn how to make the best of lentil dishes: dal makhani

     
  • At 10/12/2010 12:06 am, Blogger Ladybird said…

    I'd love to learn how to make a reallly good Palak Paneer. It's one of those dishes that's a real litmus test sort as to a cook's ability to dish up great indian cuisine, so i'd love to master it one day!

     
  • At 10/12/2010 4:19 pm, Blogger ana~ana said…

    hi I get to know this blog from Almost Bourdain. And I just got here last yr and would love to try and cook many different styles of cooking to satisfy my husband's picky mouth.

    I would definitely love to learn how to cook Tandoori Chicken as the place I came from has a lot of indian mamaks and they serve the best Tandoori Chicken in Johor Bahru Malaysia !!

     
  • At 10/12/2010 7:46 pm, Blogger Jasmine1485 said…

    I'd love to learn how to make Rogan Josh from scratch, I've only eaten it once before, and that was from a jar. Actually, the Patak's range of curry pastes are really nice, but it's much more satisfying for me to have made everything myself. The spices in Rogan Josh just smell so amazing, exotic and delicious. If I closed my eyes I could believe I was in a kitchen thousands of miles away.

     
  • At 10/15/2010 1:08 am, Anonymous Karina W (via Facebook) said…

    I would like to make mango chicken. It's like a main and dessert in one!

     
  • At 10/15/2010 1:08 am, Anonymous Clement T (via Facebook) said…

    Chicken kurma and all those curries that Jimmy made on masterchef. Oh curry crab looked the best :D

     
  • At 10/16/2010 11:49 pm, Anonymous Sonja R (via Facebook) said…

    Rogan Josh yum yum

     
  • At 10/19/2010 9:26 pm, Blogger Cyndie said…

    I would love to learn how to cook chicken Pakora as it is my man's favourite!

     
  • At 10/22/2010 1:35 am, Anonymous Stephen C B (via Facebook) said…

    Naan bread... one of the greatest inventions of all time.

     
  • At 10/24/2010 2:18 am, Anonymous Ann S (via Facebook) said…

    samosas are so nice but i can never get them like the restaurant quality ..would love to know the secret .

     
  • At 10/26/2010 1:36 pm, Blogger Evelyn said…

    Crab curry, please. It has variations from Kerala to Sri Lanka. I just can't figure out the spice blends, but boy, is it yummy!

     
  • At 10/26/2010 4:55 pm, Blogger Gourmet Getaway said…

    I would love to win this book. I can cook most things but authentic tasting Indian food has eluded me. I love Lamb Korma but I always ask for it with extra chilli. I have tried making this dish at home, over and over again but it is not the same as a restaurant curry. My favourite cuisine is Indian food and I would love to be able to do it justice.

     
  • At 10/29/2010 4:22 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    a butter chicken from scratch for me and some nan bread for hubby, will save us having to go get take out and dessert can be up to our imagination

     
  • At 10/29/2010 5:43 pm, Anonymous Roberto C (via Facebook) said…

    Butter Chicken - it'd be a real 'Goa' in our household

     
  • At 10/29/2010 5:44 pm, Anonymous Katie U (via Facebook) said…

    chana masala, how it tasted from the street stalls in chandni chowk

     
  • At 10/29/2010 5:44 pm, Anonymous Julie C (via Facebook) said…

    I would love to win this book. I can cook most things but authentic tasting Indian food has eluded me. I love Lamb Korma but I always ask for it with extra chilli. I have tried making this dish at home, over and over again but it is not the same as a restaurant curry.

    My favourite cuisine is Indian food and I would... love to be able to do it justice. I tried to make a Palak Paneer the other day and I had a tasteless green goop. Not good, I am sure I need this book more than most... please pick me!

     
  • At 10/29/2010 5:44 pm, Anonymous Caroline K (via Facebook) said…

    Lakhsa. with the basic recipe mastered, I can use it to create my own recipe ideas.

     
  • At 10/29/2010 5:45 pm, Anonymous Sarah B (via Facebook) said…

    Definitely Dal Makhani! It is the absolute best of all dals and my favorite Indian dish, however it appears that because of it's complexity it never served in restaurants outside of India (I ask in every Indian restaurant I eat and none of them ever have it), so it seems I really should learn that!

     
  • At 10/29/2010 6:58 pm, Anonymous mdana said…

    1,000 recipes - what bliss. By the time we finish trying them all, back to the beginning. Oh and I so hope there's a lot of exotic desserts as well!

     
  • At 10/30/2010 12:41 pm, Blogger wei said…

    I would love to learn how to cook a smooth, creamy and sinful butter chicken. I have tried many version of the dish in the past but never really feel like I have master making one that is spectacular.

     
  • At 10/31/2010 8:54 am, Anonymous Andrea said…

    India with all its spicy headiness and colour.
    I'd love to make a goat curry. Goat has become a popular ingredient and during winter I bought a leg of goat from the farmers market. However I was so nervous to attempt a curry with no recipe, that I slow roasted the leg instead.

     
  • At 10/31/2010 9:06 pm, Anonymous Phillip C (via Facebook) said…

    Lamb Korma as I want my daughter to start eating lamb again and if I make this delightful dish chances are that she'll enjoy it and want more lamb.

     
  • At 10/31/2010 9:06 pm, Anonymous Tracy B (via Facebook) said…

    Pork Vindaloo would right up my street, and hot enough to lift me off my feet.

     
  • At 11/01/2010 3:30 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Thank you everyone for your entries. This competition has now closed. The winner has been announced here.

     

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