Vij's at Home: Relax, Honey: The Warmth & Ease of Indian Cooking (Paperback)
You've bought rapina and shiitake mushrooms at the Broadway Farmer's Market (p.100) or maybe potatoes and tomatoes (p. 74). Soon, eggplant and fresh beans (p. 128). Make your own paneer (it's easy) and zucchini soup with ginger (p. 81) from Vancouver's famed restaurant, home cooking. Delicious!— Karen
The team behind the world famous Vij's and Rangoli restaurants in Vancouver have an approachable follow-up to their award-winning, bestselling cookbook Vij's: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine. The easily adaptable, versatile recipes in Vij's at Home are tailored for busy households like theirs. Meeru and Vikram share how to prepare flavorful vegetarian dishes that go from stove to plate in less than 45 minutes as well as easy Indian seafood, poultry and meat dishes that come together in 20 minutes then simmer while the home chef sits down with a glass of wine, or helps the kids with their homework. Interspersed throughout, the endearing couple share aspects of the home life of busy restaurateurs, who still manage to cook with their daughters, eat at the dining room table and throw parties for friends. Pull up a chair--Meeru and Vikram invite you to dinner.
About the Author
Vikram Vij was born in Indian and grew up in Amritsar and Mumbai. He studied hotel management in Salzburg, Austria, before moving to Canada to work at the Banff Springs Hotel. He opened the original 14-seat Vij's Restaurant in Vancouver in 1994. Meeru Dhalwala was born in India but moved to Washington, D.C., at a young age. Prior to moving to Canada, she worked on human rights and international development projects. She and Vikram live in Vancouver.
"...it would be hard to imagine a warmer, more easygoing introduction to Indian cuisine in North America than the one put together by the Vancouver restaurateurs Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij in their Vij's at Home: Relax, Honey"Sam Sifton, The New York Times
"[Dhalwala and Vij] simplify Indian cooking for North American home cooks without sacrificing the integrity of the cuisine. ...A friendly, accessible book in which many cooks will delight. Recommended."Library Journal
"this cookbook underscores how simple Indian cooking can be and how attainable it can be even on busy weekdays if you've got the basic ingredients on hand."Portland Oregonian
...easily among the finest Indian restaurants in the world”Mark Bittman, The New York Times
"Vij’s is at once an excellent restaurant and a curious one, Indian without being doctrinaire about it, utopian without being political."Sam Sifton, New York Times Magazine