This is a wonderful collection of recipes, from popular starters such as Bhajias and Samosas, mouthwatering main meals such as Kashmiri-style Lamb and Madras to tempting desserts such as traditional Indian Ice Cream and Almond Curd Junket. Nine chapters cater for every taste: Starters & Snacks; Rice & Bread; Meat Dishes; Poultry & Egg Dishes; Seafood Dishes; Pulses & Lentils; Vegetable Dishes; Chutneys, Pickles & Salads; and Desserts & Drinks. It includes helpful information about everyday Indian equipment and utensils, spices and other ingredients. This superb collection of recipes has been specially tested with the Western kitchen in mind, giving the home cook the opportunity to prepare Indian dishes such as Tandoori Chicken, Naan Bread, Rogan Josh and Lamb Korma. From the north come the Persian-influenced pilaus, Moghul dishes and creamy yogurt-based sauces. The predominantly Hindu and vegetarian south offers vegetable and lentil dishes, while other influences, such as Portuguese and Parsi, are apparent in recipes such as Portuguese Pork and Dhansak. Whether you want to serve a full Indian meal or make a lunchtime snack, you will find just what you want in this accessible volume.