This marvellous book was given to me by Alix for my birthday a couple of years ago and I have used it regularly since, although always skipping or substituting an ingredient or two, as is the way with weekday cooking. For you, gentle readers, I shall do things strictly as Ms Chowdhary instructs! I have the fourth imprint from 1963, though it was first published in 1954, with the author reassuring readers that they do not need to add plenty of chilli, can omit onions and garlic, and that the majority of ingredients can be obtained ‘from my local grocer, chemist and corn merchant’. She also states that there are 3 or 4 well-known Indian grocers in London.
Ingredient Cloudalmonds apple bacon baking powder beef bread breadcrumbs brown sugar butter candied peel castor sugar cayenne pepper celery cheddar chicken chives chocolate cinnamon cloves cocoa coffee courgettes cream cucumber double cream egg garlic ginger golden syrup green pepper icing sugar lamb lard lemon lemon juice lettuce margarine milk mince mushrooms mustard nutmeg nuts olive oil onion orange paprika parsley pasta peas pepper plain flour pork potato puff pastry raisins red wine rice rum salt self-raising flour sesame seeds soy sauce spinach spring onions stock sugar sweetcorn tomato vanilla vanilla extract vegetable oil vinegar walnuts Worcestershire sauce
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