At a time when every recipe you cook is available online, truth is you're less likely to invest in cookbooks. However, if you are a collector of recipe or cookbooks, you will be glad to know there are some new titles in the Indian food space. Check out our picks of the latest food books - recipe books, food fiction et al that you can add to your collection.
Mr Todiwala's Spice Box by Cyrus Todiwala
10 spices and over 120 recipes make up UK-based Indian chef, Cyrus Todiwala's latest cookbook. There's Prawn and Crab Masala Omelette, Spiced Shoulder of Lamb, Curried Vegetable Puffs and Saffron and Cardamom Creme Brulee to name a few. A happy marriage of desi ingredients and flavours to create Western dishes is what you are in for.
The Indian Accent Restaurant Cookbook by Chef Manish Mehrotra
Award-winning chef Manish Mehrotra's cookbook is a collection of recipes stirred by nostalgia and familiarity. It has recipes of the Delhi-based (now in NYC too) restaurant's most celebrated recipes - Blue Cheese Naan, Meetha Achar Spare Ribs, Indian Accent kulfis, Mishti Doi Cannoli among others. All this is accompanied by some beautiful pictures captured by renowned photographer Rohit Chawla.
Buy The Indian Accent Restaurant Cookbook at the Delhi restaurant.
Come Into My Kitchen by Ranveer Brar
Ranveer Brar's romance with food is extraordinary. The celebrity chef from Lucknow spent months training under a street kebab vendor following which he went on to pursue a career in food. After a stint with top hotel kitchens, hosting TV shows including co-judging MasterChef India, starting his own restaurants in India and abroad, Ranveer has now launched his cookbook. Read Come Into My Kitchen for the chef's food journey and memories complete with anecdotes, and recipes of course.
Mrs LC's Table: Stories About Kayasth Food & Culture by Anoothi Vishal
A food memoir, Mrs LC's Table is author Anoothi Vishal's peek into the Kayasth food and culture. It's a beautiful narrative replete with memories of her grandmother - Mrs LC or Barima, stories of fasting and feasting, cooking styles and ingredients interspersed with recipes you may have heard of, but never eaten. Pick up this food book for its sheer story-telling, and if you're curious about culinary traditions.
Karma And The Art Of Butter Chicken by Monica Bhide
If food fiction is your thing, food writer and story-teller Monica Bhide's recently-launched novel is for you. Set in Delhi, the story revolves around a young man who sets out on a mission to feed the hungry. It is Eshaan's many adventures juxtaposed with food being prepared in the backdrop is what will draw you to the book.