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Chaat: Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India: A Cookbook by [Maneet Chauhan, Jody Eddy]

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Chaat: Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India: A Cookbook Kindle Edition

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"Maneet Chauhan's new cookbook takes us to where her obsession with food began: India's railways."--Food Network Magazine

"Take a train trip across the subcontinent with Chef Maneet Chauhan's guide to regional variations of chaat. "--Travel & Leisure

"Travel with James Beard Award-winning Chauhan as she trains her way through India, stopping at each station to sample the regional chaat. . . . You're on the street here, you meet the vendors, you're completely transported."--Cup of Jo

"I was happily switching from being a consumer of one of my favorite foods--the Indian snack food known as chaat--to making it myself, thanks to a fantastic new cookbook. . . . Chauhan's book is your passport to this joy."--Wired

"In Chaat, you'll take a railway journey yourself, traveling from the east of India to the west, from the north to the south, buoyed by bite-sized snacks and full-blown meals along the way."--Chowhound

"The book takes us on a trip through the diverse cuisines of India with chaat as our guide."--Epicurious

"Chaat is a delicious journey through India's rich street food culture. But it's more than that, too-- Maneet takes your hand and, in a friendly informative way, demystifies the flavors, geography, and dishes. This is a must-read book for anyone who is interested in cooking Indian cuisine from one of the foremost authorities."--Jet Tila

"Maneet's new book, Chaat, is gorgeous, vibrant, heartfelt, educational, and fun. Her passion for food and cooking has always been contagious and it's on full display in these pages. I learned so much about the cuisine, culture, and history of the different regions of India. Her descriptions bring the food to life and you can vividly imagine the smells and tastes as they seemingly jump off the page and into your senses. Chaat makes me want to run to the nearest Indian grocery, get lost in all the exotic and delicious spices, and start cooking."--Martina McBride, recording artist, cookbook author

"Maneet is a treasure, a culinary ambassador from India to the United States. Thanks to her we can learn about chaat, which is the perfect lens to see the many colors, flavors, and cultures of India. This book is bright, spicy, salty, sweet, tangy . . . flavors that you will want to have in your kitchen!"--José Andrés

"Chaat is a sumptuous whistle-stop tour of India's diverse food ways. Maneet has penned a love letter to the best of Indian food, found not in big hotels or five-star restaurants, but in the back alleys, train stations, and winding streets where real Indian families come together to enjoy a meal of street food. It is the food of our shared childhoods, it is the joy of the tasty discovery that comes from travel. Every page is a feast for the eyes and the palate. It will make you hungry for more."--Padma Lakshmi New York Times bestselling author of Love, Loss, and What We Ate and The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs and Host/executive producer of Top Chef and Taste the Nation --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Explore the bold flavors, regional dishes, and stunning scenery of India with Chopped judge and James Beard Award-winning chef Maneet Chauhan. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN : B083RZJDCS
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter (6 October 2020)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 421259 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Print length : 255 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 294 ratings

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Prateeksha
5.0 out of 5 stars Street food healthy and tasty they will add good comination of spices and vegetables
Reviewed in India on 18 November 2020
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Sharat S.
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, inaccurate and misleading
Reviewed in the United States on 25 October 2020
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, inaccurate and misleading
Reviewed in the United States on 25 October 2020
I was very excited by the title of the book. I actually pre-ordered it. I couldn’t wait to try to make ‘chaat’ at home in an attempt to recreate what I experienced back home in India. I have tried more than a few of the recipes in this book and they have all fallen flat. It’s very disappointing. In contrast to other Indian culinary books I have purchased this has been the biggest let down.

I would personally recommend Vibrant India by Chitra Agarwal and Seasons by Nik Sharma - technically far superior and also really dial in to what it’s like to experience Indian food in all its diverse flavors. Not mention the instructions are accurate and easy to recreate.

I am sure Maneet Chauhan is an excellent cook. She is probably the most visible Indian personality on the food network (unfortunately). However this book and the instructions it provides is LACKING.

Here is an example pg-140 “Khaman Dhokla”
1. She lists 1 cup of chickpea flour
The only liquids in the recipe is 2 1/2 tablespoons of oil. And then she says “the batter should resemble slightly fluffy sponge cake batter” - either that’s a horrible comparison or it’s inaccurate cause there is no way you achieve that consistency with the ratios she lists for “Khaman Dhokla” on that page.

To sum it up. I wasted time cooking stuff from this book. I would recommend purchasing other books by authors who are able to pen their recipes with more accuracy and tact. DO NOT BUY this book if you want to give a legitimate shot at making Chaat at home. It’s a disappointment.
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Frank L. Urbano
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book - But Beware
Reviewed in the United States on 18 November 2020
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Blonde Eagle
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful cookbook
Reviewed in the United States on 13 October 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book
Reviewed in the United States on 31 December 2020
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