Books about food are books about love. Food is equivalent to love. How the spices melt on your tongue to unite with each other to give you happiness. It is a beautiful love story. There are many Indian authors or chefs who have written books based on love stories, oh I mean about food. Sometimes, one cannot differentiate one from the other. There have been several books written about food in India and if you are a reader or a foodie, it is obvious you would love those books. Thank me later. Let’s get into the process of listing down the best books for you all to read about food of course. Here is a list of some books that you might want to go through:
FEASTS AND FASTS: A HISTORY OF FOOD IN INDIA
“Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India” by Colleen Taylor Sen is a book that explores the past of Indian food. It includes so many regional cuisines that you will hardly be able to put the book down.
“Indian Kitchen” by Richa is a good based on vegan recipes. Vegans find it very difficult to maintain a nutritious diet because veganism in itself, as a lifestyle is very expensive and inaccessible. Richa brings it to us in the rawest form.
“Vegetarian India” by Madhur Jaffrey is a cookbook which brings to its readers a series of Vegetarian dishes. So many Indians, especially the ones that have shifted from non-vegetarianism to vegetarianism find it very difficult to find dishes that are delicious and Jaffrey is a great help.
CHAI, CHAAT AND CHUTNEY
“Chai, Chaat and Chutney” by Chetna Makan is a book that covers Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. It is a street food journey that Makan brings to us in her book.
DISHOOM: THE FIRST EVER COOKBOOK FROM THE MUCH LOVED INDIAN RESTAURANT
“Dishoom: The First ever Cookbook from the much Loved Indian Restaurant” is a cookbook brought to us by Kavi Thakrar, Naved Nasir and Shamil Thakrar. It is ‘from Bombay with love’.
THE DAL COOKBOOK
“The Dal Cookbook” by Krishna Dutta is a cookbook that focuses primarily on dal as the title might suggest itself. So, there are healthy and delicious recipes in it that you might want to try.
MY TWO SOUTHS
“My two Souths: Blending the Flavors of Indian into a Southern Kitchen” is a book be Asha Gomez and Martha Hall Foose. The book was also ‘2017 The Gourmand Awards National Winner: Best Indian Cuisine’.
THE ESSENTIAL INDIAN INSTANT POT COOKBOOK
“The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook: Authentic Flavors and Modern Recipes for your Electric Pressure Cooker” is a book by Archana Mundhe. It is a collection of seventy-five recipes that can easily be made in an electric pressure cooker.
MILK AND CARDAMOM
“Milk and Cardamom: Spectacular Cakes, Custards and More, Inspired by the Flavors of India” is another book of recipes by Hetal Vasavada. She gives her readers dessert recipes through her book.
“Glow: Indian Foods, Recipes and Rituals for Beauty, Inside and Out” by Vasudha Rai covers so much more than a cookbook. It also covers beauty rituals and makes this book a wonderful read.