Best Indian Chinese Cookbook
Don't know if this is too vague, but I'm trying to find the best Indian Chinese cook book, something to help me cook specific chinese dishes that have the "known" indian spin.
I stumbled upon this (http://www.amazon.com/Mainland-China-...) but don't think it is as detailed as I would like it to be.
Any help would be appreciated!
A few years back I looked and looked and couldn't find anything. Online recipes and youtube videos produce very disappointing results for me. I've been able to duplicate a few dishes with success, but after a lot of trial and error. As you know, average and bad Indian Chinese is very easy to find and everyone's mother/aunt/uncle knows how to make these "chinese" dishes. In Pakistani households, we make something called Chicken Manchurian which is often swimming in ketchup and I can't stand it. I've had an excellent version at a restaurant in Lahore, and tried many times with no luck to recreate that experience, especially with this recipe: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/12/din...
Unfortunately, for most Indian Chinese dishes I have tried to make, some ingredients or techniques are missing from recipes online to produce great results.
Thank you so much for your response guys, and there is definitely more to Indian chinese that what is expected, for anyone who travels to India, I suggest that they must try Indian chinese before coming back, it is a cuisine in itself! I couldn't agree more with bmorecupcake, most indian chinese recipes / video's online lead to only mediocre food, nothing compared to what is available out there.
Here are a few menu's from a few top establishments in Delhi
Maybe the next time I go to India, I should convince one of these chef's to write a book!
Based upon what I've read, Chinese food has long been popular in India and, over time, much of the traditional Chinese recipes have been adapted by using the spices from India with Chinese inspired ingredients. If you look for Indo-Chinese recipes I think you'll find quite a few on the Internet. Whether you'll find a cookbook featuring those recipes may be a little more difficult.
Here's on I found: