2018 has turned out to be an exciting and promising year for me! Just shy of a year ago I decided to follow my passion for food and dove full-time into blogging with Ministry of Curry. In January of this year, I received my first cookbook offer from Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and I am beyond excited to share 75 brand-new and mouth-watering Indian recipes for the Instant Pot with you!
I have spent the past year on a mission to develop easy recipes, combining modern techniques and authentic Indian flavors using the Instant Pot. My goal is to make cooking simple and fun for novice and expert cooks alike through easy-to-follow instructions. This book is filled with beautifully photographed, healthy recipes packed with vibrant spices and approachable methods.
As I developed and perfected each recipe, I thought of and was inspired by many people in my life.
First and foremost, you! Thank you to my readers for your immense support and encouragement. It is motivating to connect with you via Ministry of Curry, email and social media. Your comments, suggestions and reviews are all taken seriously for developing every recipe.
Second, my friends and family, who have provided feedback and rigorously helped me test each and every one of the new featured recipes. Your support has been instrumental in creating this unique cookbook.
And of course, my mom, who has been my greatest advocate and cheerleader! The memory of her gourmet food that I grew up eating is the inspiration and foundation for my recipes. I hope to make her proud with this book.
Last but certainly not least, my husband and children. As you know, many of the YouTube food videos from Ministry of Curry were either shot by my husband or by my children. Much of the joy in creating the recipes for this book came from the quality time we spent together making this labor of love – and the time we enjoyed together at the end of each day when we sat down to share a meal. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that my 12-year-old son prepares his favorite recipe from this book for the family when I am away. I hope this also encourages other teens to create healthy meals for themselves, their families and their friends.
I am privileged to work with and thankful for the amazing team at Ten Speed Press as they continue to work with me through the process of editing and designing the book. With 75 well-tested recipes authorized by Instant Pot covering every meal of the day, I hope this book will be your go-to resource for classic entrees like chicken, lamb, and vegetarian curries, daals and soups, seafood dishes like fennel and saffron spiced mussels, breakfast delights like spicy frittata and ginger almond oatmeal, and sweet treats like rose milk cake and fig and walnut halwa.
The book will be released in October 2018 and is now available to pre-order. Join me in this gastronomical journey and experience the magic of Ministry of Curry in your own kitchen. Pre-order your copy today!