spices are readily available throughout the world. You can buy these
items or follow my quick preparation methods to achieve a more authentic
Lesson 1–Curry powder is not a part of my cuisine. It cannot
be substituted in any of my recipes.
Before cooking any curry from this book, you will need to prepare
or purchase some of the following basic ingredients. Doing this
in advance will cut cooking time so a meal can be prepared more
All ingredients for Indian cooking have particular medicinal properties,
and often dishes are blended to respond to particular illnesses.
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian form of natural herbal medicine. Look
up ayurveda on the Internet, and you will find a wealth of information.
My father always said that Indian food was medicine for your soul
and body. Modern science has begun accepting the positive effects
of these herbs.
Garlic, Fenugreek, Onions, Mint, Ginger, Tumeric, Coriander, Fennel,
Cumin, and Anise
Known Foods that help
Garlic and Onions
Known Blood Clot Inhibitors
Garlic, Onions, and Ginger
Foods that improve Glucose and Insulin Activity
Fenugreek, Cinnamon, Onions, Cloves, Cumin, and Tumeric
Known Foods that reduce
Garlic and Fenugreek