The Indian Vegetarian


The Indian Vegetarian’s recipe for Jackfruit Biryani (page 174) is part of the #EastForkCookAlong contest for April and May!


More about the CookAlong: Finding it utterly impossible and such a missed opportunity to choose just one vegetarian or vegan cookbook for this contest, we choose five. Each presents a modern approach to cooking without meat and/or animal products. For the CookAlong, we chose one recipe from each book. Read about them here, choose your favorite, cook it, photograph it and post it on Instagram with #EastForkCookAlong anytime from now until May 31. Then, on June 1st, we’ll choose one winner who will receive a lovely assortment of pottery and other goods. 

  • 150 flavorful and approachable vegetarian recipes from Indian’s many regions and culinary traditions
  • Cook a complete menu of southern or northern Indian dishes or find a new approach to the vegetables that are your go-to sides.
  • From Phaidon Books, publisher of iconic, beautiful and essential cookbooks
  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages

Start with the revelatory section on spice blends and put it in action with recipes for greens, breads, curries, desserts, drinks and so much more. While you’ll find festive dishes that are a bit more complicated to master, the heart of this book is the simple fare that’s made in many Indian homes.

About the Author: Pushpesh Pant is a noted academic, food critic and historian who, in his 40+ year career has brought attention to ancient Indian food culture, inspiring contemporary chefs and home cooks alike.