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New Cookbook-- Madur Jaffrey's World of the East Vegetarian Cooking

I just bought this cookbook from the used bookstore and its from the early 80s and I'm incredibly excited about it! I love middle eastern cooking (especially Indian) and this book is ripe with recipes that I can't wait to try. Does anyone else own this book and have any favorite recipes from it??

I just got this cookbook a couple of months ago with a borders coupon...unfortunately, I haven't made anything either...there are a lot of recipes...overwhelmingly so.

I'll admit I have a cookbook problem... I buy them, get all excited, then never use them....I promised myself I would not get anymore until I make most of the stuff from ExtraVeganZa...but this thread reminds me of my other cookbook failure...I would love to hear recommendations from this, too.

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mkay well, the first recipe I've made from this cookbook was Asparagus with sesame oil and, it was delish. Definately super easy but it worked perfectly for what I needed. I used toasted sesame oil becuase it was what I had and boooooy was it good. I'm a HUGE asparagus fan though so that helped for sure. I have so many other recipes I want to try out of this book and I'll be sure and let you know the good ones :)

I have the same problem, I love cookbooks and I flag tons of recipes to try.. without trying them :) I love buying them used though because they're often suuuuper cheap, which makes me feel better :) This one, for example, was somewhere under 7 dollars, I can't remember exactly.

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I have this and it is always the one I turn to when I am making sushi.  I have also made the tempeh recipe--goreng something or other--and a couple of other things as well. I find I don't use it as much as her bigger vegetarian book but I know that everything I've made I've liked.

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I have this and her World Vegetarian book but I must confess that I've not actually cooked anything from either save for a cuke salad with kalongi (little black onion seeds that I went out and bought especially for!).  In my defense, my fella cannot stand the smell of Indian cooking (strange I know!) so I rarely cook it when he's around.

There are a lot of bean pancake recipes in there, which sound brilliant and I hope one day to do one of those!

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