Love Curry? A Day in the Indian Kitchen

  • Aug, 25 , 21
  • Orit Shifrin

If you love Indian cuisine, I've got good news for you: We're adding several Indian recipes to the Whole Spice Cookbook, as well as a new pledge reward for pre-ordering our cookbook: Six bottles of assorted curry powders, freshly ground and blended. Please visit our cookbook campaign page by Dec. 31 to get this reward in January: Here's an update on the new recipes and rewards:

Cooking Indian: A Day in the Kitchen with Chef Etay

Customers are always sharing with us how disappointed they are when they follow an Indian recipe they found online and it didn’t come out well, even after they bought all the listed ingredients and followed the directions.

The fact is, it’s hard to find recipes that emphasize the techniques and stages of cooking in the Indian kitchen. I’m always burning mustard seeds, and I’ve never known how to make creamy vegan sauces, chickpeas and okra dishes Indian style. So I decided to find out for myself, first-hand, in the kitchen with an Indian chef this week.

It was a great day, and we’ll have at least three new recipes for the Whole Spice Cookbook:

Channa Masala (chickpeas and tomato sauce)
Tufu Tikka Masala (vegan creamy sauce)
Aloo Bhindi (okra and potatoes)

We also made ginger and garlic paste and garlic and chili paste, and discussed ways of cooking with such Indian ingredients as asafoetida, amchur and methi.

I can’t wait to share these delicious recipes and helpful kitchen techniques with you, so you can enjoy cooking Indian meals at home.

In the meanwhile, to celebrate this progress on the Whole Spice Cookbook, we’re releasing a new reward for cookbook pre-orders: The Whole Spice Curry Gift Set, plus the cookbook when it is published, for a $50 pledge.

The set includes one jar each of six curries, from basic Yellow and Hot to flaming Vindaloo with Madras, African and Japanese rounding out the selection.

If you know any curry lovers, please send them to our campaign:

Thank you for your support!

With warmest regards,