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Cook the Book: Anjum's New Indian

20110116-131797-anjums-new-indian.jpgSince its premiere back in June, Cooking Channel has been brightening up the world of food television with its unique programming as well as imports from Canada and the UK.

One of our favorites is Indian Food Made Easy, a BBC program featuring Anjum Anand, a London-born Indian chef on a mission to demystify Indian cookery for home cooks.

Along with guiding viewers through cooking techniques and spices blends that are typical to Indian cooking, Anand health-conscious making sure to keep recipes light and good-for-you without sacrificing flavor. By using principles of Ayurveda, Anand creates lively recipes that are healthful, flavorful, and good for your well being.

This week we will be testing out recipes from Anjum's New Indian to see just how easy Indian food made at home can be. (Spoiler: Super easy once you've assembled all of your spices!) On the menu this week: Maharashtran Lamb Curry with a wonderful sauce of coconut and caramelized onions, Kashmiri Pilaff with pistachios and dried figs, and a Coconut Bebinca, almost like an Indian mille-feuille.

Win 'Anjum's New Indian'

Thanks to the generous folks over at Wiley, we are giving away five (5) copies of Anjum's New Indian this week. All you have to do is tell us about your favorite show on Cooking Channel in the comments section below.

The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.

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