I've JUST been introduced to the fragrant, exotic world of Indian cooking. Oh, I've eaten Indian food on occasion -- mostly out -- and I do have one recipe for curried chicken that has become a staple in my household. But I've just had an opportunity to participate in the preparation of an authentic Indian meal that has been an eye-opener for me, and I must say, I'm hooked. It's like a "where have you been all my life" kind of feeling. Our menu included Pani Puri (all from scratch), Chicken Dum Biryani, Raita, Mango Lassi and Sheera for dessert.
So now I'm eager to jump into this cuisine, and I'm looking for a cookbook to start me off. As I make room in my pantry for all the new spices I'm about to acquire, can anyone recommend a cookbook that will become a launchpad for this new culinary journey? Thanks!