Vibrant India


Lifelong vegetarian and chef Chitra Agrawal takes you on an epicurean journey to her mother’s hometown of Bangalore and back to Brooklyn, where she adapts her family’s South Indian recipes for home cooks. This particular style of Indian home cooking, often called the “yoga diet,” is light and fresh, yet satisfying and rich in bold and complex flavors. Grains, legumes, fresh produce, coconut, and yogurt along with herbs, citrus, chiles, and spices form the cornerstone of this delectable cuisine, rooted in vegetarian customs and honed over centuries for optimum taste and nutrition.

Most of the recipes in this book, authentic and creative stir-fries, salads, stews, chutneys, curries, rice dishes, snacks, desserts, and cocktails, are gluten free and vegan. For the few that are not, they are very easily modified.