Just wanted to report on a cookbook I used extensively last week/weekend-Indian Home Cooking by Suvir Saran and Stephanie Lyness. I get a bit compulsive when it comes to food so I set out and purchased a bizillion items to cook Indian, hoping to make it all in one day so I could air out my house (kids wanted to sleep outside!).
I loved this cookbook, not as much oil used in recipes, pictures are great and the food tasted incredible (if I do say so myself!). I am not Indian, but I did share my stuff with my Sri Lankan friend and her family thought I did well!!
I made: Spicy squash, eggplant and lentil stew (this was great!!), smoked spiced eggplant (again, YUM!), lamb curry (okay, I think I screwed this one up), stir fried cabbage with south indian spices and 2 recipes from my friend, butternut squash curry (EXCELLENT)and Cauliflower with mustard seeds. I'd highly recommend this book!! (Now what do I do with all of the food???)