Sanjay Aggarwal has put together the perfect gift for the home cook! A collection of recipes all geared around various spice blends that are easy to find—like Italian seasonings and garam masala—and the dishes feel effortlessly delicious. I love how the quick recipes really are quick, but there are still show-stopping recipes that benefit from extra time and effort. Aggarwal also shows how to make his homemade spice blends, for those who want to go the extra mile. Happy cooking!
The best way to create flavor to a dish is to add spice. And it doesn’t have to be complicated—including one spice blend can elevate a ordinary recipe to an instant crowd pleaser. Most of us have a few unused spices in the back of the cupboard because we only cook with them for one particular dish. Or we feel a bit overwhelmed by the myriad spices in the store, not knowing which ones marry together to create the best flavor. Sanjay's Spice Kitchen is here to demystify spices, reassuring you that you don’t need endless time, fancy equipment or a full pantry to create delicious dishes with ease—whether it’s a working lunch, a midweek dinner, a special date night, friends round at the weekend, or a family feast. Enjoy Spiced Peach and Goat's Cheese Salad, Harissa Chickpea Stew, Fiery Blackened Cajun Chicken, and Mamma Spice’s Dal Makhani and, just to emphasize how versatile spices can be, there is a "Spice Freedom" recipe in each chapter that takes one dish and shows how, by switching the blend, you can open a world of flavor possibilities. And, if you want to go a step further, Sanjay has given away the secrets of his award-winning spice blends—including Tandoori, Garam Masala, Sri Lankan, Mexican, Za’atar, Jerk, Harissa, Baharat, and Cajun—so you can make them at home, from scratch. It's time to spice up your repertoire and create stunning dishes in the kitchen.
About the Author
Sanjay Aggarwal runs The Spice Kitchen, an award-winning company that produces spice blends. It has won three Great Taste Awards, was featured in the Hairy Bikers television show, and appeared in the media numerous times. They are celebrating their 10-year anniversary.
"Spice Kitchen will allow home cooks to make use of all the spices in their pantry rather than having them languish in the back after using them in a single recipe." -Reem Kassis, author of The Arabesque Table and The Palestinian Table