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914! Come on guys, only 86 to go before we hit the 1000 mark. Rachel, Monica's other book is 'The Spice is Right'.

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Another three for me, I just ordered both of Monica's books and Suvir's as well. My collection is still way puny compared to most of you though!

Pat


"I... like... FOOD!" -Red Valkyrie, Gauntlet Legends-

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Wow, my collection is tiny compared to many here! I have 7, excluding books that have only a section on Indian dishes.

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:hmmm: only one, though most useful one so far, for a startingcooking stuff on microwave cooking of indian dishes.. by Ms. Malliga Badrinath.

:biggrin: made only one dish :shock: mooru Kolumbu (buttermilk curry).

Geetha :raz:

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This was a good excuse to count the number of books I have...51 Indian and about 40 other cookbooks..

My Favorites are Samaithu Paar,Bangla Ranna (Minakshie Dasgupta) and 500 easy recipes(Narayani Nayak).The last one is an old Konkani cookbook.It is out of print and my entire copy is xeroxed.All three are books that are good to cook from.After reading the raves here,I plan to add Camellia Punjabis book to my shelves.

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I have 47 Indian cookbooks , somehow I have two copies of a Gujarati cookbook = 48 total, if you count the duplicate :wink:

Rasachandrika and a couple of Jaya V. Shenoy's cookbooks have the most "Frequent Cooking Miles" in my collection.

My Favorites are Samaithu Paar,Bangla Ranna (Minakshie Dasgupta) and 500 easy recipes(Narayani Nayak).The last one is an old  Konkani cookbook.It is out of print and my entire copy is xeroxed.

ravum, how many pages are in Narayani Nayak's 500 easy recipes? Now you've made me a Curious George :blink: would love to have a copy.

Shanta

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1035! Congratulations folks! We're now talking four-digit figures! I'm longing for the no-longer-in-print book too!In fact, I've yet to add Rasachandrika to my collection. I've never seen it in bookshops in India. Any ideas who sells it in Blore? BTW, do either of these books contain Konkani seafood dishes? Although I suspect I already know the answer.

Suman

Edited to add: Just found this cookbook with seafood recipes, but I'm not sure if they ship outside of the US.

http://culture.konkani.com/Misc/527_Indian_cooking_Ko.htm


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1035! Congratulations folks! We're now talking four-digit figures!  I'm longing for the no-longer-in-print book too!In fact, I've yet to add Rasachandrika to my collection. I've never seen it in bookshops in India. Any ideas who sells it in Blore? BTW, do either of these books contain Konkani seafood dishes? Although I suspect I already know the answer.

Suman

Edited to add: Just found this cookbook with seafood recipes, but I'm not sure if they ship outside of the US.

http://culture.konkani.com/Misc/527_Indian_cooking_Ko.htm

Suman,

You can order/buy Rasachandrika from Popular Prakashan, they ship outside India: http://www.popularprakashan.com/Showbook.asp?bookid=211

They have a branch in B'lore: http://www.popularprakashan.com/Contactus.asp?ntype=branches - if they don't have a copy, try one of the Saraswat Associations in B'lore.

Rasachandrika has very few fish and egg recipes - it's mainly vegetarian with tons of recipes listed by vegetables.

Found another Konkani cookbook, looks like there are a lot of seafood recipes: http://www.popularprakashan.com/Showbook.a...=add&bookid=210

- am ordering this NOW! :wub:

Shanta


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Thanks Shanta! There's another book called 'Coastal Fiesta', a compilation of recipes from all the communities of South Kanara. The Konkani section contains only vegetarian cooking, but it does have some lovely Bunt non-veg recipes.

Suman

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Narayani Nayak's book has about 250 pages,mostly vegetarian ,but it has a section on fish.It is very useful because it lists a basic preparation and then lists the variations.

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4 more!!! Found 3 hiding in a deep shelf including Rani's Feast of India.

Saraswat Cookery book arrived today :smile: Suman, you're gonna love this book - 93 pages are full of seafood recipes out of the total 212 pages!! The quality of the paper is not so good though :(

- Shanta

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I have about 300

Wow, If you are the person I think you are, I have a smaller number of cookbooks (but not by much) and the Indian ones include your 'Modern Spice'. Its actually wonderful to find someone with a familiar name.

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