Author: Kamalabai OgalePublisher: RupaYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 120ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129129734
The bestselling, definitive guide to Maharashtrian cooking, Ruchira has been written with a view to reach out to non-Marathi cooking enthusiasts. In clear, lucid language, and employing simple and accurate weights and measures, Ruchira presents a wonderful selection of mouth-watering vegetarian recipes from across Maharashtra. This collection is a boon to both experienced cooks and novices.Kamalabai Ogale is a household name in Maharashtra. Her fame as a culinary expert grew with her excellent book, Ruchira. The popularity of this gourmet book was largely due to a growing interest in vegetarianism. The lucidity of the recipes is another attractive feature of the book, differentiating it from the complicated recipe books available for Indian regional cooking. The book does away with cumbersome weighing scales and uses a katori (small bowl) and teaspoon, easily accessible in Indian Kitchens. As long as the size of the katori is consistent, the result will be the same.Ruchira will give much needed confidence to novices, with its simple explanations and wide variety of delicious regional specialties. More experienced cooks will find Ruchira an excellent reference book.It seemed only natural that the author wished to reach out to non-Marathi cooking enthusiasts by way of an English version of the original book. Ms Usha Jategaonkar has done a commendable job of translating the simplicity of Kamalabai Ogale’s book.
ContentsForewordPhodni & MasalasRich DishesAmtiDry Vegetable Dishes (Bhaji)Vegetable Curries & UsalsSalads, Koshimbir & BhurtaChutneys & PicklesChapatiDesserts & SweetsRecipes for FastsSavoury SnacksIndex