Author(s): Anjum Anand
We should all be eating more vegetables, and Anjum's plethora of scintillating flavours means even the most carnivorous among us will be happy to give meat a miss. As much of the subcontinent is vegetarian by religion, Indian food provides the ideal cuisine in which to discover some seriously tasty new approaches to vegetables, grains, cheeses and pulses. Anjum adapts the true flavours of India, with her trademark concern for healthy eating and a good diet, to make dishes that are light, bright, modern and balanced, providing all the protein and other nutrients we all need for perfect health. This book teaches us all how to eat vegetarian for life. Sandwiches, grills, salads, snacks and appetizers, and of course main dishes with their accompaniments, are all included. Breakfasts, brunches and barbecues supply unexpected treats, such as mile-high chickpea pancakes with Indian purple coleslaw and Delhi-style chargrilled sweetcorn with a spicy lime rub. Many of Anjum's recipes are family favourites or based on the vibrant street food culture of India, adapted to bring them bang up to date.
Anjum Anand grew up in London and has also lived and studied in Geneva, Paris and Madrid. She has worked in restaurants in New York, Los Angeles and New Delhi, but her real love is home-cooked food. She was one of the first writers to create fresh,light and health-conscious Indian recipes. She has presented two successful Indian Food Made Easy BBC TV series and written four bestselling books, all published by Quadrille. She travels regularly to India but lives in London with her husband and two children. Her husband and his family are strict vegetarians so she is truly and expert vegetarian cook.