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The No. 1 Best Selling Indian Cookbook Now Available at the Price of An Ice Cream Only Till 18 July

The No. 1 Best Selling Indian cookbook on Amazon "Home Style Indian Cooking In A Jiffy" by Prasenjeet Kumar is available for just $0.99 instead the usual $3.99 from 12-18 July 2014.

The No. 1 Best Selling Indian cookbook on Amazon "Home Style Indian Cooking In A Jiffy" by Prasenjeet Kumar, is now on Amazon Countdown deal at Amazon US at: and at Amazon UK at: from 12-18 July 2014 (seven days only).

This means the book is available for just $0.99 instead the usual $3.99.


This 308 page long book explores the contours of what sets Indian "Home Style" food so apart from restaurant food. With a compilation of over 100 delectable Indian dishes, many of which you can't get in any Indian restaurant for love or for money, this is unlike any other Indian Cook book you may have come across. What this book quite uniquely focuses on is what Indians eat every day in their homes. It then in an easy step-by-step manner makes this mysterious, never disclosed, "Home Style" Indian cooking accessible to anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of cooking and a stomach for adventure.

The Book, in a semi-autobiographical style, starts with the author's quest for Indian food in London, wondering in the process as to why his European friends don't have such a "strange" debate between "Home Style" and "Restaurant" food. He then learns that in Europe, one usually looks up to the versions created in restaurants and by Michelin Star chefs of say "Roast Turkey" and try to replicate it at home. But, in India, one almost looks down upon the versions of say, "yellow dal" peddled by restaurants and very condescendingly declare their own "Home Style" versions to be less oily or more tasteful and decidedly superior in any case. Digging a little deeper, Prasenjeet realizes that the whole style of restaurant cooking in India is diametrically opposed to what is practised in Indian homes with respect to the same dish.

The author recommends this book if:

• Someone is an Indian pining for a taste of their home food anywhere in the world, including India.

• Someone is an Indian, reasonably adept in their own regional cuisine, for example, South Indian cuisine, but want to learn about the "Home Style" culinary traditions of the Eastern and Northern India as well.

• Someone is NOT an Indian but loves Indian cuisine and has wondered if there could be a simpler way to cook their preferred dishes.

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