The review for the cook book Indian Breads by Dr. G. Padma Vijay which I received from Westland Publishers. This book is a comprehensive guide to traditional and Innovative Indian Breads.
About the Author :
Dr. G. Padma Vijay was a regular freelance writer for the Diet file column in Femina as well as the Times of India . She was a nutrition consultant for Femina’s cookery section and currently conducts workshops on diet and nutrition .
She is the author of 101 Kerala delicacies , Healthy Heart Diet Book , Diet for Diabetes and The Anti – Ageing cookbook . Her A perfect cook book for pregnant women and nursing mothers won the 2011 Gourmand International cookbook award under the diet and nutrition category at the country level.
About the book :
The front cover with plain roti was so eye catching. The contents of the book occupies more than six pages. There are more than hundred Indian flatbreads both traditional and innovative recipes.
The breads are under the sections
Paratha with leafy vegetables
Parathas with root vegetables
Parathas with stem vegetables
Parathas with herbs
Parathas with dairy products
Parathas with seeds and spices
Tandoori and Tava rotis
Chappati , Phulkas , Theplas , Puri , Naan , Kulchas and Parottas
Flatbreads with rice flour , maize flour , barley flour , oat flour , rye flour , sorghum , and finger millet flour.
Non – vegetarian flatbreads includes egg , seafood , chicken and mutton flatbreads.
Sweet flatbreads like puran poli etc.
Snack flatbreads include khakras and Bhakris
Recipe I tried :
Recipe I tried :
There are so many recipes which I has to try …… I tried the kela paratha first . we all liked it a lot. It is the stuffing of the raw banana filling inside the wheat roti.
As the picture above shows the nutritive value for each paratha is published. It will be helpful to know how much calories we can have and plan ahead the number of parathas too....
I would say this is book is must for each home as the flatbreads are common in every indian homes. Including vegetables and leafy vegetables in the flatbread makes the bread healthy and delicious.
You can order the book from the Westland Limited or through other online stores and in bookstores..........
The review were my own and this is not a paid review.