05 September, 2011

A quick peek into Hari Nayak’s “My Indian Kitchen” & a Giveaway!



This is post is long overdue! I have been sitting on this post for awhile now. Not because I wanted to, but because of heavy workload, and some health problems with lil dumpling. But here it is, at last! When I received an email by the publishers of celebrity Indian chef and Restaurateur Hari Nayak’s latest cook book “My Indian Kitchen” to see if I was interested in receiving an advance copy, I readily agreed for two reasons. One, I love to leaf through glossy pages and pour over the beautiful pictures of delicious food! And second reason is Chef Hari Nayak comes from my home town, Udupi-Mangalore, a sleepy coastal town in Southern Indian state of Karnataka. Few months back I was pleasantly surprised when Hari mailed me when he came across my blog and wanted to leave few words of appreciation. So I was obliviously interested in taking a small peek into his kitchen and see how similar or different he cooks traditional recipes.

With in few days I received my pre-press release copy to my office address by morning post. It was not easy to concentrate on my work when all I wanted to do was tear open the package and leaf through pages after pages of delicious food captured beautifully and read the recipes. Although I am a sucker for cookbooks and also a hoarder, it’s different thing that I rarely cook from cookbooks! Did I hear few ‘gasps’ and see some ‘shocked’ expressions on some of your face? Well, it’s true! Being a foodie and having food blog doesn’t mean I religiously cook from cookbooks. Instead, cookbooks serve as a source of inspiration as I flip through pages, drooling at exotic food presented beautifully, and imagining how it would actually taste!

So for me to cook from any cookbooks, they MUST contain three important things. First, all the ingredients can be easily sourced or available. If not, then the book should contain alternate ingredients that will not compromise on taste. Second, the simplicity of preparation. The recipe shouldn’t be overly complex that it puts you off with lengthy list of ingredients that you never heard of and/or frightening cooking technique. And third and most important thing of all is end result, the very important taste test the recipe and elegant photographs promised! Hari Nayak’s “My Indian Kitchen” promises all three and delivers more!





Who is Hari Nayak?
Hari Nayak is part of the creative new generation of chefs from Asia. As a young boy, watching his grandmother grind fresh spices in the traditional stone mortar and hearing the splutter of curry leaves being thrown into hot oil, he knew that being around food was what he wanted to do, always. Nayak is known for his simple approach to food, staying true to the core Indian values of the dishes he creates. His inspiration apart from his village upbringing lies in an ability to absorb influences from other cultures and cuisines that he has experienced in traveling the globe. Since graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Nayak has worked in the food industry for the past 15 years—including stints at renowned New York restaurants like Aquavit and Daniel. He now runs his own consultancy business called Gourmet Gurus. He has also provided culinary and consulting services to various organizations such as Sodexo USA, ifoodTV, Whole Foods and several restaurants. He pioneeredAmerica’s first ice cream patisserie, Halo Fete, in Princeton, NJ. His first cookbook, Modern Indian Cooking, was named "best of the season" for 2007 by the Los Angeles Times. For more information, go to www.harinayak.com.

More on My Indian Kitchen:
This book contains more than 100 recipes from everyday chutneys to delicious side dish, from aromatic spice mixes to delicious desserts. The book has different chapters on Indian Spice Mix, Chutneys and Dips, Appetisers, Soups & Dals, Vegetable & Cheese Dishes, Seafood, Meat & Poultry, Indian Flat Breads & Rice, and Desserts & Drinks. The book also contains a chapter on “Pairing wines with Indian Food”. Since Hari comes from coastal town, he has penned down some wonderful sea food and also meat dishes for non-vegetarians who look for classic yet modern seafood and meat recipes. While this book contains some elegant restaurant style foods (Kadai Paneer, Rajma Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala, Garlic Naan, Samosas, Mango & Pistachio Kulfi), it doesn’t disappoint people like me who prefer home-styled cooking (Beans Poriyal, Coconut Chutney, Black Eyed Peas Rice, Garlic Pickle, Mangalorean Meen/Fish Curry, Tamarind Rice etc). This book also features recipes that use traditional Indian ingredients but used in western style of cooking (Chai Crème Brule, Pistachio Biscotti, Lamb Burgers, Crispy Masala Fish Fingers etc). The cherry on top is the recipes that use western ingredients which are easily available not just in western countries, but also in India and you had no idea as how to incorporate them in Indian way of cooking (Avocado and toasted Cumin Raita, Salmon cooked with five spices, Broccoli and walnut soup etc). From cooking perfect grains of Basmati Rice to making Indian flat breads, this book has it all! And best of all is the chapter dedicated to ten wonderful Indian Spice Mixes/Powders ranging from very famous and quintessential Garam Masala to Goan Vindaloo Masala!

So, what’s the verdict?
When you finish going through all the recipes you won’t be disappointed by the collection of recipes and the cooking technique. Hari Nayak’s passion for Indian food is very obvious in his “My Indian Kitchen”. “My Indian Kitchen” is for novice/beginners and also for advanced cooks, it is for vegetarians and also non-vegetarians, and mainly, this book is for everyone who loves and wants to try some delicious Indian Food at home without fuss! He not only gives substitutes for the ingredients which may not be available in non-Indian kitchens but also clear cut and precise instructions which is very easy to follow even for the novice cooks and those who are unfamiliar with Indian cooking techniques.

This cookbook review is incomplete without mentioning the photographs by Jack Turkel which are visual treats! From exquisite, aromatic spices to inviting, drool-worthy foods, the picture says it all. And the picture of typical Indian vegetable market just took my breath away! With his simple narration, precise ingredient lists, meticulous measurements and clear cooking techniques this book is a keeper and it certainly deserves a special place in your book shelf! Hari Nayak’s “My Indian Kitchen” is for all as its tagline suggests: “Preparing Delicious Indian Meals without Fear or Fuss”. Want to sample some delicious recipes from this cookbook? Then simply go to http://www.myindiankitchen.com/recipe-gallery . You can also order your copy from Monsoon Spice’s Amazon store.

Time for Giveaway… Hurray!!!
Monsoon spice will be completing 5 wonderful years of cooking, clicking, blogging and a beautiful FRIENDSHIP with it’s readers who make it a special place. This is a first giveaway of this month and I have decided to give something that I love! I don't have very large collection of cookbooks as I am very picky about the cookbooks and buy only the best of the kind. For me Hari Nayak’s “My Indian Kitchen” is one of the good books I have come across in recent times and I have decided to choose this one as the first give away for blog anniversary.

This giveaway is closed for comments and the winner of the Giveaway is announced here.


79 Spicy Trails :

Ranjani said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I would love to have a copy with me though I still live in India. I am an ardent follower of monsoon spice and love going through your simple recipes. Let me be frank I really don't have any favorite cook book. But Mom is my best teacher who helps me over the phone.

chitraj.hegde said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hello...|am following u on twitter by ID chitraj81......

chitraj.hegde said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi,,,,,I am happy to participate in this give away...and I loved ur FB page very much.....I love any kind of vegetarian indian food....mostly traditional kind of food...and regarding cook book,,,I hardly use cook book...my cook is my mom.....i learn most of the things from her....but still i like Tarla dalal's any kind of vegetarian cook book,,..

Thanks
Chitraj

Radhika said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I just checked the book link that you had mentioned and like what I have seen so far. Already following you on both NW sites Sia.Oh I love south Indian food. Big fan of crispy dosa and hot, hot vadas with sambar.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

A great sounding and looking book!

That give away is awesome. I am following Monsoon Spice on Twitter & Facebook.

Cheers,

Rosa

Setu said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hii...I would like to participate to win this nice cook-book. I think as a child my first love was Ruchira (introduced by my Marathi neighbour) and lately Sanjeev Kapoor's books. My first favourite cuisine is South Indian but I do love Gujarati, Rajasthani and north Indian food too!

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Love to participate in this giveaway for I love books, cook books being my favourites(I do unfollow the recipe some time in between)!
I love most is Pav Bhajji taste bhi health bhi!!
My favourite is Sanjeev Kapoor

Spandana said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wow.... I would love to have this...
I am following you on Facebook and Twitter(id : spandanab).
My fav cookbook is from Madhur Jaffrey.. and I esp love any thing from Punjabi kitchen :-)

Shweta Singh said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hello sia, your review on Hari Nayak's My Indian kitchen sounds very interesting. I would love to get a copy of this cookbook as i not just love to cook Indian food but love discovering new recipes. My favourite Indian food has got to be chaats and favourite cookbook author is Jamie Oliver and Tarla Dalalji.

Prathima Rao said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey Sia...Heard a lot about this book & its mouthwatering, easy recipes..:) Hmmm....my fav Indian food now is it? It has to be chole bhatura, dosas, mangalorean pathrode, makki di roti & sarson da saag..Well the list can go on but let me stop here..:) My fav cookbook authors would be Asha Khatau, Tarla dalal...But the one very close to me & who has been my inspiration all along would be my mom:) Following u on FB & Twitter..
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

M D said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

That's a nice review for a cookbook. Great idea with this giveaway! I am already following your blog on FB.

Renata said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

My favorite indian food is definitely samosas dipped in mango chutney! There are so many variations and I just love this combo. My favorite cookbook? That's a tough one...It would probably be Eat, Taste, Heal.

Usha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Following you on facebook. I don't have a twitter account.

I don't have a favorite cook book. I love biryani.

I would love to own this book.

PJ said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Very nice review about the book Sia. Would love to be apart of the giveaway :). I am following you on twitter [my ID is padmajha]

PJ said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

'Liked' your facebook page too

PJ said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

As for my favorite cookbook- I have a lot of Tarla dalal's and Sanjeev kapoor's book in my collection and I love all vegetarian indian food especially South Indian...

Manasi said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

How's ur li'll Dumpling? Lotsa love and hugs to him!
Ur review is helpful and I should like to try a few recipes too:)

Tweeted and liked on FB ( on my maiden name though: Pallavi Kulkarni)

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I have heard great things about this book and would love to have one. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mala Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the giveaway Sia !!

LOVE LOVE poring over cookbooks :) I have some cook books but I kind of like them all in their different forms.

Love South Indian comfort food. My first fav and then Rajasthani and Gujarathi foods. Especially love their Thalis.

Thanks again !

Mala

♥Aps♥ said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I ve'nt won ne give aways wud love to win such a lovely book but who knows even if i will be picked by mistake ;) I m not on twitter I m following u in fb from long nd m sure U heard the Mistake thing ;).
M loving It :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

wow, that book sounds great and looks like has a promise. I already like your FB page, so surely in for the giveaway.

Rudra said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations on ur 5th anniversary.... I liked u on FB and am following u on twitter.....wud love to have that book!!!

anthony stemke said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I already following on facebook, would love to win this book.

Nags said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

i am seeing this book being reviewed all over the blogosphere now. i love the cover and the lovely polka dot theme his website has.

following in fb and twitter :)

Prathibha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Read a lot of reviews abt him..:) would love 2 win the cook book..
following u already on FB..reg my fav cook books I love Indian authors and especially traditional south Indian cookbook authors..:)

ವನಿತಾ / Vanitha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Congrats on 5th anniversary :)

nice give away..gotte irlilla nammoravru cookbook bardiddare anta.
- vanitha.

Divya Kudua said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I am a cookbook hoarder too and love to collect new books every now and then.would love to lay my hands on this one:)

I 'like' you on Fb:)

Homequeen said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Namaste, Sia!
Congratulations on your 5th Blog Anniversary. I'd love to win this Giveaway, and I am a loyal follower and subscriber of your Blog. I love all your vegetarian recipes, and regularly cook your Lemon Rice. Your recipes are easy to make and authentic.
When cooking food from the Indian Subcontinent, I consult recipe books by either Madhur Jaffrey or Anjum Anand. I like Kerala recipes with coconut, and Potato Kachoris.
I am delighted to see the Giveaway is open to your subscribers worldwide. Thank you!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I have been following your blog since three years and your recipes have helped me gain confidence in cooking on my own. I would love to win this cookbook (pick me please;).

Sum said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wow!! 5 years!! Wonderful, Sia... I've been following you from almost 3 years and now officially following u on FB :)
Nice review of the cook book.... Coming to my fav one, i don't have any one fav cook book... I like to collect them and flip them every now and then and get inspiration for newer ideas.. just like u said u'd do... :)
Keep going with many more years of cooking, clicking and blogging for us to drool over :)

Eat & Burpp said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I have participated in so may give aways by so many fellow bloggers but have never been lucky enough :(

Nways, being optimistic!! I love traditional Maharashtrian Cuisine including Puran Poli & Bajra Roti with Baingan Bharta. I read some cookbook & follow it only in case I need some kind of twist in the traditional recipe.

Eat & Burpp said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

o ya..n forgot to mention...have followed you on both...twitter as well as Facebook :)

Adam and Theresa said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia,

thanks for the review of this book. Very comprehensive. I will see if I can find it to leaf through - bot sure about buying as we;re veg and that usually cuts down value for money! ; )
Anyway; favourite cookbook: Dakshin. Favourite Indian dish I guess would probably by the plain Idli or tarka daal and chapati as I can (and do when in India) eat both of these everyday without getting bored of them.

Kadhyaa... said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thats a very nice review Sia... The book sounds to be very interesting .Congrats on completing 5th sucessful year on blog and wish you many more like this.

I am already following you on twitter and like monsoonspice on FB too :)

Kamalika said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Congrats on 5 years of blogging .. that is quite a milestone and the giveaway is just perfect to the occasion. Looking forward for more recipes . All the best.

Praveena said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Congrats on 5years!! I bailed as soon as I got pregnant!! Good on you.

As for the cookbook, think great minds think alike. I barely cook from cookbooks but more being surrounded by the possibilities!! Hope I win! :)
Praveena.

Praveena said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Congrats on the five years!! I would love to get my hands on this cookbook (very glad u made it worldwide giveaway!!)

Priya Sreeram said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia, the book looks like a keeper, i am already following ur culinary adventures in FB and just started following u on Twitter too ! Hey I have tweeted about the giveaway also! Great work gal & rock on ! Cheers

charu said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Looks like an interesting book. Love your recipes and follow you both on your website and facebook

chaitanya said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia..!! I have been following your blog from the time I moved to the US and started to try out new recipes as a beginner 3 yrs ago. I totally love your blog for its simple and tasty vegetarian cooking recipes. I have always had the same problem with cooking books, either I can't find the ingredients handy or the recipe is too complicated. Since you are suggesting this book has all the things I am looking for, i would definitely love to win a copy..!!
Thank you so much for your simple yet delicious recipes..!!

Chaitanya

Ambika said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey Sia, I already follow you on facebook and twitter!!! My fav. Indian food is anything South Indian!!! I can survive on Rasam and appalam only!!! I've seen a lot of reviews for this book and would love to try some recipes from this one!!

Ambika said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey Sia, I already follow you on facebook and twitter!! My fav. is south Indian food, anytime!! I can survive all year long only on rasam :)

Smitha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

My love for food has made me create a food blog!!:) My favorite food or food area is surely Indian...tho i love all other wonderful regions out there!!....I have always been your follower on facebook! and now I am following you on Twitter too! wonderful book and would love to win it!

Sreelu said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia, I am following you on twitter, would love to win a copy.

Siri said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love glossy cookbooks and this one is not exception. Nice review Sia and would love to win as giveaway. so glad you have not restricted to just US. :-).

I am following you on both facebook and twitter.

Siri

gattusjournal said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia, I am happy to participate in this giveaway...Congratulations on completing 5 years of cooking and sharing wonderful recipes...Liked you on Facebook...I love good vegetarian food especially Indian khana and with the limited number of cookbooks I have, I often refer to Tarla Dalal's Swadisht Sabzian.

Nasee said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

That's a nice review for a cookbook. Great idea with this giveaway! I would love to have a copy with me though I live in jeddah. I am an ardent follower of monsoon spice and love going through your simple recipes. To be frank I really don't have any favorite cook book. But Mom is my best teacher.

DASHAMI'S COLLECTION said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I would like to participate to win this nice cook-book.I love almost all vegetarian Indian cuisine but my favourite is konkani cuisine especially dishes prepared by my mother and i like all vegetarian recipe books.

DASHAMI'S COLLECTION said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I would like to participate to win this nice cook-book.I love almost all vegetarian Indian cuisine but my favourite is konkani cuisine,especially dishes prepared by my mom and i like all vegetarian recipe books

Raksha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

This is a wonderful blog.
Please do visit my blog:

http://rakshaskitchen.blogspot.com

I love Non-veg food specially from Goa.I love fish. The books I love are those of Tarla Dalal and Sanjeev Kapoor.
Following u on facebook n twitter-

vid said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

saw ur post on facebook...awesome stuff here,wd love to hv a copy of this book,love collecting recipes and tryng them out....cheers vidya

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi I love Karnataka dishes. I have already liked you on Facebook. I would love to try new dishes, if i win this book. I love south Indian food.

Saraswathi Iyer
www.simplysara07.blogspot.com

SriLekha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

This book sounds great! i wish i want to win!

Following your page in FB!

i love chilly parota and kaima idly which will be served so delicious in Saravana bhavan chennai!

i have lot of cookery books by chef Damodharan!

chinmayie said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I already follow you as you know!! Thought I'll try my luck with the giveaway ;)

pinksrecipediary said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hey Sia, Congrats on completing the 5th year, even i love leafing thrghr recipe books and my fav book till now is a hindi cookbook from pustak mahal, tht was my 1st recipe book and have learnt all the basic subzis 4m tht.

pinksrecipediary said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oops 4gt to mention tht i follow u on Fb.

Rachana Shakyawar said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Monsoon Spice changed my life all in a good way!
I still remember few years back when i was newly married, cooking seemed to be a challenge though being a Hotel Mgnt Student.. this website turned me into an ardent food lover since the pictures, the recipes and story following the recipe was there to understand the patterns and texture of the dish.

Now this book looks different since I'm so willing to taste the traditional with a twist of creativity!

Nope its not about the contest...but definitely...its a beautiful opportunity to reflect my thoughts and feelings about good food!


~ Keep the Spark ALive..

kg said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Well, I for the first time came to know about Monsoon Spice and also about Hari Nayak. I have a collection of few Books on Indian Cuisine - I have "50 Great Indian Curries" by Camilla Punjabi, "Indian" by Shehzad Hussain & Rafi Fernandez, "Indian Flavours" by Marut Sikka, Indian made easy by Anjum Anand etc in addition to South Indian books by Vasantha Moorthy and Chandrika Ranganathan etc. I ahve full collection of Sanjeev Kapoor and Tarla Dalal Books. This book of Mr. Hari Nayak will be a great addition. Thanks
anyway.

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hello Sia have been following you for a long time vis facebook...but today lked ur page and followed u on twitter and tweeted as well
My fav cookbook is by monica bhide ....love it...of vcourse my ma and ma in law are my fav teachers too:))

Richa said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

lovely giveaway! I follow you one facebook as my blog page!!

Richa @Hobby And More Food Blog
Hobby And More on Facebook

Richa said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

And i also follow you on twitter as betit19.. great going Sia!
Richa

Shulie said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Liking you on FB Would love to have this book added to my collection. ALthough I have never heard of Hari the cookbook seems really intereting and TY for the introduction and nice meeting you as well!!

Burcin said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Following on fb: Burcin
Following on twitter: Burcidi

email: burcin.cevik.bir at gmail dot com

My favorite Indian food is samosas, but I also love roti, naan, parathas, chana masala, kheer and mango lassi

There is a great Indian cook book, it's called "Great Tastes Indian" but I don't remember the author.

Thank you~!

SR said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Love monsoon spice website.. all your recipies and photos are great.. Commenting for the giveaway.. :) Would love to get a copy of the book..

Hari Chandana said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia, Congrats on 5th anniversary.. I am already following your blog on FB.. Wonderful giveaway dear.. Happy Blogging :)

Indian Cuisine

Prema Sridharan said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia,

It's indeed nice and generous of you to be hosting this giveaway contest which I would also like to be a part of, if luck permits, otherwise I just want to say I am an ardent lover of Monsoon Spice Recipes and have already tried some recipes to best results! Thanks for this great idea!

nickandkatherine said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Happy Anniversary. I liked Monsoon Spice on facebook, and would love to win a copy of this book.

nickandkatherine said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I tweeted as @mumoffunkids
twitter.com/#!/mumoffunkids/status/113669368927367169

Honey & Butter said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia!!! i love indian food especially managalorean cuisine!!! Nowadays i follow the recipes from the indian food blogs!!

Indrani said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I just love your blog and recipes and tried many of your recipes already..following you thru facebook: Indrani Dhar

I Love all kinds of Indian food...My favorite cook is Sanjeev Kapoor and also love all of his cookbooks and also one cookbook I have by Monica Bhide

Priti said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Ok am just in time ...Congrats on the 5th Anniversary ..wish you many more celebration ahead....following you on FB for long now ...I am much of cookbook person ..may this be my 1st one to explore and I love good food :)

Jayasri Ravi said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi sia, just now tweeted and of course i follow you in fb just now realised that today is the last not that i have won anthing, but love to give it a try!, because loved the colour of the cover and love udupi and mangalorean cusine

Kumuda said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I always wanted to have a good collection of cook books.. this will be my first one..hopefully

Vijitha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Heard great reviews about the book. Would love to have a copy!

Vijitha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I am your FB fan for quite sometime

Vijitha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I am your follower in twitter too!!

Shobana senthilkumar said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Nice giveaway...i jus saw ur giveaway and facebook...really fond to have this book:))
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Nive said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Already following Monsoon Spice on FB !!!

Sia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@Hema, Congratulations Hema! I hope u enjoy reading and cooking from this wonderful cookbook:) Please email me your contact info ASAP.

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