By Madhur Jaffrey
Alfred A. Knopf, $35
In the decades since her groundbreaking book, An Invitation to Indian Cooking, came out, award-winning author Madhur Jaffrey’s own cooking has evolved. Without eschewing traditions like toasting and grinding spices, she has discovered simpler ways to achieve authentic flavors. Here, she shares her secrets and serves up 190 inviting recipes, many of them truly easy. You’ll find tantalizing relishes, sweet chutneys, and tangy pickles; savory nibbles like spice-roasted nuts and crisp fritters; and a bounty of fragrant soups, spicy curries, and legume-based dals.