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VIJ’S COOKBOOKS

Vij’s: Elegant & Inspired Indian Cuisine

The lineups are legendary at Vij’s restaurant in Vancouver, where genial proprietor Vikram Vij and his wife, Meeru, use local ingredients and original ideas to create exciting takes on the cuisines of India. Dishes such as marinated lamb popsicles in fenugreek curry and Portobello mushrooms in porcini cream curry are far from traditional but spiced exquisitely, allowing flavours such as mango, tamarind and cardamom to shine through.

The couple’s first recipe book includes delectable offerings such as grilled chicken breast marinated in lemon-ghee dressing with garlic and cashews and seared venison medallions with fig and roasted pomegranate khoa. Vegetarian selections abound, and there is also a selection of side dishes and accompaniments such as rice pilafs, chapattis (flatbread) and chutneys. Each recipe is accompanied by a suggested wine pairing.

 

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Published by Douglas & McIntyre
Paperback, 224 pages

 

 

Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey

Pull up a chair—Meeru and Vikram invite you to dinner. The owners of Vij’s and Rangoli restaurants in Vancouver have an all-new follow-up to Vij’s, the bestselling cookbook that has won numerous awards, including the Cordon d’Or Gold Ribbon International Cookbook Award.

In Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey, Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij show you how to prepare the recipes they eat at home, from vegetarian dishes that go from stove to plate in less than 45 minutes to seafood, poultry and meat dishes that come together in 20 minutes then cook while you help the kids with their homework or sit down with a glass of wine. Designed for flavour, versatility and convenience, virtually every recipe can be adapted to suit your palate, your dietary preferences or your on-hand ingredients. Clear instructions, stunning photographs, a conversational tone and a paperback format make this an affordable must-have for every kitchen—for first-time cooks to more experienced chefs.

 

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Published by Douglas & McIntyre
Paperback, 232 pages