The New Indian Slow Cooker

“Indian food is based on slowly built combinations of spices and aromatics – you patiently brown the onions, fry the spices, roast the vegetables, tending to the pot to keep all moving along without sticking or burning. The slow cooker would be a new route to a crucial destination: the vibrant, deeply satisfying flavors of traditional curries, dals, chutneys, and more.” – Neela Paniz

Slow cooker books abound – and admittedly, they all offer genius solutions to get a home cooked dinner on the table without loads of effort.  Few, however, can compete with the delicious flavors of The New Indian Slow Cooker: Recipes for Curries, Dals, Chutneys, Masalas, Biryani, and More. In this gem, Neela Paniz has created authentic Indian recipes that are created in a slow cooker and come out wonderfully fragrant and tantalizingly delicious.

There are delicious options like Tomato Lentil Soup, Mixed Dried Fruit Chutney, Basic Curry Mix, Cauliflower with Ginger and Cumin, Green Beans with Mustard Seeds and Onion, Eggplant with Potatoes, Bengali Dal, and Spicy Cabbage and Peas, there are entrees and sides that are sure to please any crowd.  There are even recipes for fresh sides that can accompany any slow cooker entree.  While this cookbook does not specifically cater to eaters with dietary restrictions (and in fact has a number of recipes with meat, dairy, and gluten), for adventurous eaters, it is a fun way to test out Indian food in a fast and fun way.  Plus, with all of the insight regarding Indian spices and flavor combinations, this is a great resource for Indian food fans.

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