Samayal - Cookbook Review

It's been a while since I posted a cookbook review. I have stopped buying cook books as my collection has grown to a range where I desperately need to buy book shelves! But on the other hand I still can't stop buying novels and other books! Anyway,the actual reason why I have stopped getting new cook books is that I want to cook at least a few dishes from them and then think about buying new ones.

This book - Samayal - The pleasures of South Indian Vegetarian cooking is by Viji Varadharajan and has won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award.

The book starts with 
There recipes are labelled under
The book takes you through the various courses of the Tamilian meal and even basic recipes are explained. Favorites likes Crisp Vadai, Idli, Dosa are there to tempt you and also present are breakfasts like upma and the likes. With this book you have a chance to create a full fledged South Indian meal.
What I liked about this book :
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Will I recommend this book?

Well, if you are from Tamil Nadu / have lived here long enough, then this book has nothing new in it. Your mom and grandmom would have made most of these recipes and you would have tasted them or you probably know how to cook South Indian food.

 But if you are new to Indian / South Indian cooking, then you can get the details of even the most basic recipes like how to make homemade ghee to idli, vadai, sambar,pongal and the likes. So,you can definitely go for this book if you want to try your hand at cooking South Indian meals.

Disclaimer :

This is not a paid review. I purchased this book and I am writing this review to share my views on it.

This is my first book for Foodie Read 2016 where I have signed up to read Sous-Chef: 9 to 13 books by the end of the year.

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