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Title -   Cooking at Home with Pedatha
Sub-title -   Vegetarian Recipes from a Traditional Andhra Kitchen
Authors -   Jigyasa Giri & Pratibha Jain
Photographer -   Srivatsa Shandilya
ISBN-13 -   9788183282994
Publisher -   First Print Dec 2005 Pritya | Seventh Print April 2013 Wisdom Tree
Category -   Cooking, Indian, Vegetarian
Pages -   96
USD Price -   $ 25.05
INR Price -   Rs. 595
Publication Year -   December 2005
Edition -   Seventh Print April 2013(First Edition)
Format or Binding -   Hard Cover
Imported Edition -   NIL

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Vegetarian Andhra Cookbook - Cover page Page of Contents - Mouth watering recipes from South India
Delicious Andhra Recipes Cover & Back Page of our Andhra Cookbook

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Awarded “Best Vegetarian Book in the World 2006” by the prestigious Gourmand awards, this cookbook features more than 60 traditional vegetarian recipes. It is a tribute to Mrs Subhadra Rau Parigi (aka Pedatha), the daughter of India’s former President, Bharat Ratna Dr. V V Giri. Her recipes retain the regional flavours of Andhra Pradesh, a state of India known for its delicious ‘chilli-hot’ food.

Some special features of this book are: Traditional recipes with interesting variations, Guidelines for tempering or tadka, Vegetarian meal plans, Photo glossary of spices, lentils and vegetables, Exquisite food photography, and Special tips by Pedatha throughout the book.

Recipe sections are divided into Chutneys (Pachchadi), Powders (Podi), Rice (Annam), Vegetables (Koora), Dals (Pappu, Chaaru), Yogurt (Perugu), Sweets (Theepi), and Crispies (Vadiyalu).

With attention to detail and an easy-to-follow format, the book is a treat to the novice as well as the veteran. The excellent photography & layout add to the aesthetic appeal of this tribute coffee-table book.

Book Design by Prabodh Jain & Kavitha Shivan
Photographs by Srivatsa Shandilya
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Jigyasa Giri & Pratibha Jain are authors & self-publishers who joined hands to create two exquisite cookbooks that document culinary traditions of India. Accomplished in their respective fields, they came together to create cookbooks of international acclaim. They have made presentations across the world showcasing their books & demonstrating special aspects of India’s culinary traditions.

Jigyasa is also a dancer & teacher at Devaniya, the school of Kathak dance started by her in Chennai.
She is married to Pedatha’s nephew V.V.Giri & they have two children, Avani & Arnav.

Pratibha holds a Doctorate in Philosophy of Language from the University of Madras. She resides in Chennai with her husband Mahendar Chordia & they have a daughter, Manasvi.

Their second book is Sukham Ayu, an Ayurvedic cookbook which won the Gourmand Award for Best Health & Nutrition Book in the World – Second Place. This book has been researched at Kerala Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat, Pune.

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Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the World 2006
Awarded by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards held in Beijing on April 7, 2007.

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“This book is very special, with excellent text, world class photography, clever design, with a focus on local recipes : those are all the ingredients needed to make one of the best cookbooks in the world!” – Gourmand Yearbook 2007

“…a tale of tradition & familial love… a tribute cookbook. Pratibha and Jigyasa arc two wonderful ambassadors of Indian culture & values, nuggets of which they have elegantly woven into this book.” – Elise Collet Soravito, French author & illustrator

“A very well researched and aesthetically presented book. The recipes are easy and self-explanatory. A must buy for all food lovers.” – Padmashri Tarla Dalai, India’s best loved cookery author

“…a book that gives the wonderful whiff of everyday cooking in a traditional Telugu household… brilliantly combines the flavours and textures of local ingredients to stimulate the senses and satiate the palate.” – Sanjeev Kapoor, chef extraordinaire

“An invaluable “must-buy” ..Jigyasa and Pratibha have produced an unbeatable combination of meticulous detail and comprehensiveness, infused with love and gusto.” – Rashmi Uday Singh, author and acclaimed food critic

“What a remarkable book of traditional recipes, simple, practical, easy to execute, with a variety and range which will make the purists remember the taste of their grandmother’s food… a must for all foodies.” – Prahlad Kakar, man of many hats

“…a family monument to mother love… a dazzling array of dishes that will surprise even the most ardent fan of South Indian cuisine.” – India Today

“…beautifully produced book with some excellent touches like a good visual index of ingredients.” – The Economic Times

“Breaking Andhra myths and aiming straight at your olfactory senses…beautifully presented…” – The Week

“…a lot of attention to detail. Good photography, pleasant graphics and pastel design…” – The Hindu Business Line

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