the strand currently has these three madhur jaffrey books on sale. which one do you think i should get?
1. foolproof indian cooking: step by step to everyone's favorite recipes (lots of pictures of the cooking process, which is a big plus, but the recipes look toned down for non-indians)
2. taste of india (the classic)
3. from curries to kebabs (the new one -- down side for me is it has a lot of thai food and everything else -- i really just want a good indian cookbook)
other options would be:
taste of india by smita chandra
home book of indian cookery by sipra das gupta
i am looking for the most authentic flavors. also clear instructions that will lead to guaranteed good results (as in my favorite cookbooks, marcella hazan's essentials, zuni cafe, and hot sour salty sweet). i live in nyc so have no problem getting ingredients. thanks, hounds!