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Smoky Yellow Split Peas (Tamatar Chana Dal) from 'Indian Cooking Unfolded'

As Raghavan Iyer explains in his new cookbook, Indian Cooking Unfolded, dals are a cornerstone of Indian cuisine, especially when you're talking about vegetarian cooking. They're relatively easy to make, full of protein and fiber, and offer countless variations in spice and color. You could probably live off of dals for weeks and rarely get bored. More

Cook the Book: '660 Curries' by Raghavan Iyer

I have a lot of cookbooks—bookcases of them. While it's great to own a bazillion books, it's not the most practical thing if you are, say, moving somewhere. But in all my moves, the one thing I could never bear to part with was my cookbook collection; these books are my only possessions I feel are truly irreplaceable. Some were gifts or flea market finds, some are guides to cuisines that I developed a short-lived infatuation with and some are books that I reference again and again. I'm not sure if it has to do with the ease of finding recipes on the web or the fact that I've moved them so many times, but I have curtailed my cookbook-purchasing... More

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