Asian, Indian dishes to try at home

There are two new cookbooks out that offer a new type of cuisine to home cooks that they may not have tried before!

First, from Season 6 Master Chef contestant and the founder of the blog Milk & Cardamom comes the “Milk & Cardamom” cookbook by Hetal Vasavada.

This cookbook focuses on Indian cooking, but from a baking perspective. It brings sweets with an Indian flavor instead of the usual curries.

There are 6 chapters in this book: Creams, Custards and Puddings; Small Bites; Cookies and Bars; Cakes and Tarts; Breads and Jams; and Drinks.

Creams, Custards and Puddings has desserts like No-Churn Mango Kesar Pista Kulfi Ice Cream, Rice Pudding with Roasted Grapes and Matcha Tapioca Pudding.

In Small Bites, there are little treats like Dulce de Leche Penda, Cashew Fudge Bars and Jaggery Caramel Peanut Clusters.

Cookies and Bars has Bourbon Biscuits, Mango Lassi French Macaroons and Jaggery Puffed Rice Crispies.

Cakes and Tarts offers Masala Doodh Tiramisu, Sandesh Ricotta Cheesecake and Basundi Fruit Tart.

Breads and Jams has recipes for Orange and Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls, Cinnamon and Jaggery Monkey Bread and Apricot Murraba.

Drinks ends things with Masala Chai, Masala Limeade and Orange, Pomegranate and Rose Sharbat.

There are plenty of dishes to try for those who want a new spin on baking.

“Milk & Cardamom” is $21.99 and is published by Page Street Publishing.


For those wanting southeast Asia dishes and love carbs try “Rice. Noodles. Yum” by Abigail Sotto Raines.

Raines, the creator of food blog Manila Spoon and born and raised in the Philippines, brings the tastes to home kitchens.

There are 8 chapters of flavorful dishes: Rice ‘N’ Easy, Delicious Noodle Dishes, Mouthwatering Meals, Satisfying Soups, Street Food Favorites, Best Ways to Begin the Day, Tease My Taste Buds and Satisfy Your Sweet Cravings.

Rice ‘n’ Easy has dishes like Pineapple Fried Rice, Fried Rice with Chicken and a recipe for Sticky Rice.

Delicious Noodle Dishes includes Thick Yellow Noodles Cooked in Black Sauce, Crispy Noodles in Sweet and Sour Sauce and Rice Vermicelli in Coconut Milk.

Mouthwatering Meals offers Claypot Chicken Rice, Rice with Ground Meat, Fried Egg and Plantains and Green Curry Fried Rice.

Satisfying Soups has dishes like Filipino Beef Noodle Soup, Curry Noodle Soup with Chicken and Chicken Noodle Soup with Turmeric and Ginger.

Street Food Favorites offers Coconut Rice Cakes, Indonesian Stir-Fried Noodles and Roasted Mung Beans and Sticky Rice Porridge.

Best Ways to Begin The Day with dishes like Steamed Glutinous Rice Cakes with Chocolate Sauce, Javanese-Style Spicy Fried Rice, Coconut Rice Pudding and more.

Tease My Taste Buds offers up Fried Pork Balls Wrapped in Noodles, Fried Spring Rolls, Crispy Fried Dumplings and Pineapple Noodle Salad with Prawns.

Satisfy Your Sweet Cravings ends things with Sticky Rice with Caramel Topping, Thai Bananas in Steamed Sticky Rice and Sweet Potato and Rice Balls.

For those who want to try a more Southeast Asian flair in the their kitchen or just want to try out new dishes, be sure to check this one out.

“Rice. Noodles. Yum” is published by Page Street Publishing. It is $21.99.


Contact Amy Phelps at aphelps@newsandsentinel.com