Comfort Food: A Cookbook with 80 Easy-to-Make Recipes

Looking for an illustrative cookbook with easy-to-make recipes? We recommend Comfort Food by Om Books International.  Nikita Chawla tells you why it’s worth buying… 

The capital city of vibrant India, Delhi is not only known for its rich culture and heritage, flamboyant shopping chaos, luxury couture essentials, is also considered the food capital of our country. Delhi is the perfect blend of desi meets modern India. From providing the best street and luxurious mall shopping experience to indulging in the finest street food markets or plush restaurants, to the city’s breathtaking monuments and escapes, Delhi has them all! 

When it comes to food culture, whatever may be the budget, Dilwalon ki Dilli has variety and a lot more to offer to everyone. Undoubtedly, Delhi represents the spirit of diverse tastes and flavours, from tandoori to pastas, chaats to kebabs, momos to parathas — a guaranteed joyride for every foodie!

The cookbook, Comfort Food, celebrates the flavours of Delhi, listing 80 easy-to-make recipes. The book offers array of appetizers, soups, pastas – pizzas – sandwiches, mains, drinks and desserts that include finger-licking flavors of Morocco to Italian treats to desi tandoori tadkas, Comfort Food is a beautiful mix of traditional meets contemporary. Today young Indians are aware of the global and fusion cuisines and love experimenting food; the book shares recipes that are simple yet suit Indian taste.

Penned by renowned chef Michael Swamy and Mugdha Savkar, the recipes are crafted and curated by the founders of the hit and popular chain of restaurants across Delhi – Cafe Delhi Heights – Vikrant Batra and Sharad Batra. Some of the celebrated signature recipes at Cafe Delhi Heights are shared by Usha Batra (mother of Vikrant & Sharad Batra). 

The book begins with an inspiring journey of the Batra family of their initial years in the food industry to the legacy and achievements they’ve made today – Cafe Delhi Heights and the chain group of restaurants.

Crafted with brilliance, each recipe is a masterpiece which is artistically explained in the book. Recipes of their popular dish the Juicy Lucy Burger, Sindhi Kadhi, Khichdi, Mumbaiyya Vada Pav, Galouti Kebab, Raw Papaya Salad among others are included. 

 

 

The food styling and photography makes the book a visual treat. You can see the richness and awesomeness of the dish in precision. The vibrant pictures complements the text thoroughly majorly leaving you tempting. The text used while introducing every recipe is uber-cool and fancy. Some of the names of the recipes are quirky and quickly draws attention like – Mushroom Cappuccino, Santa Fe, Panzanella, My Darling Go Green, One Night in Old Mandalay, Six Wise Men Go Mad, Chocolate Lasagna, Toffee Treat!


Sharing a recipe here:

Chips & Dip
easy to make recipes
Ingredients
1 large ripe avocado, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 green chillies, minced
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3-4 sprigs fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 cup sour cream
2 large potatoes, peeled, cut into wedges & soaked in salted water
oil for deep frying
1 cup flavoured potato crisps
1 cup Kerala banana chips
1 cup tortilla chips
Method
• In a small mixing bowl, combine avocado, with onion and green chillies, mash with a fork and
set aside. Season with salt and pepper, and refrigerate to chill.
• In another small mixing bowl, combine the tomatoes with garlic and parsley and set aside.
• Season with salt and pepper, and refrigerate to chill.
• Also combine the sour cream, salt and pepper and mix well. Remove into a serving bowl,
cover and refrigerate to chill.
• Drain the potatoes properly and pat dry with a clean kitchen towel.
• Heat oil in a kadhai or wok over medium-high flame. Add the potato wedges and deep fry till
golden, crisp on the surface and cooked through. Remove from kadhai and drain on absorbent
kitchen paper.
• In a serving bowl or basket, combine the potato wedges with potato crisps, Kerala banana chips
and tortilla chips. Serve with chilled dips.
Serves 4

Verdict: For Cafe Delhi Heights regulars and for those looking for easy recipes for a party at home, this book is a total investment!

Publisher: Om Books International

Authors: Michael Swamy & Mugdha Savkar

Language: English

Pages: 192

Price & Availability: Price subject to change. Available on Amazon:

 

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