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Anyone Tried Recipes from 660 Curries?

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I just got 660 Curries out of the library and the recipes look interesting but require many special ingredients. Has anyone tried this book yet? Do the recipes work?

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  1. I haven't tried any of them, but the writer of this food blog (raspberry eggplant) seems to working her way through some of them:
    http://raspberryeggplant.blogspot.com...

    Hope it's useful!

    1. I bought this book at Costco a couple weeks ago. The recipes look good. I'm Punjabi, so I always look the recipes in Indian cookbooks to see if they seem "authentic" and these sound like the real deal. The author is Indian too, so that's always a plus in my eyes.

      1. here's are a couple of reviews:
        http://jugalbandi.info/2008/05/660-cu...
        http://www.tigersandstrawberries.com/...

        1. I made the chicken tikka masala and it was excellent.

          1. I have made a few and they are easy to follow and "work." I really enjoy the cookbook. The portion size is a little small, but that is, of course, an individual guess.

            1. Bought it from costco as well and me and my dude just loved loved loved the chicken Vindaloo recipe I made from the book (page 134).

              have to admit, i was a bit hesitant about buying a book with a name like 660 curries---The cheezy title sounds totally mass marketed and IMHO more inclined to using a can of tomato soup than the real thing...boy, was I wrong. The Indian food I make just never tastes like the restaurants I've been too and for the first time, this one did. Very easy to make and I had all the ingredients on hand.

              1. Just read a review of this cookbook and now I'm intrigued. The reviewer from the Boston Globe called it the "best three lb cookbook {she's] ever seen."

                I'm going to request it from the library to check it out but wanted to see if anyone has any definitive hits or misses from the book itself.

                http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/food/...