A new cookbook by bestselling Indian cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey is due out in September 2010, announced The Bookseller on March 12. Curry Easy, Jaffrey's first title to be published in seven years, will continue the author's signature, award-winning style of demystifying the art of Indian cooking.
Madhur Jaffrey, 76, is an actress who has appeared in many films by Merchant and Ivory, whom she is said to have introduced. In 1973 she published her first cookbook, An Invitation to Indian Cooking, which became a classic guide to Indian cuisine. She went on to win five James Beard Awards in the US for her subsequent cookbooks, which include World Vegetarian and Ultimate Curry Bible, and in the UK her cooking series for BBC television made her a household name. In 2006, she published a memoir of her childhood, Climbing the Mango Trees.
Curry Easy will reportedly show that Indian cooking "does not need to be time-consuming and complicated." Carey Smith, publishing director of Ebury Press, which will publish the title in the UK, commented. "People think that making curries involves a lot of faffing and fussing about, so in this book Madhur sets out to prove that using fewer ingredients and involving more shortcuts can be just as effective."
The illustrated book, set to be published September 16, will include more than 150 "clear, simple and accessible" new recipes.