Indian food is as popular as ever but many people still see it as something that is prepared as an occasional treat. In this book, Meena Pathak shows how she cooks at home, dispelling the myth that Indian food is all about rich curries and complicated spices. With chapters on Quick Fixes, Everyday Family Meals, Easy Entertaining, Home Comforts and Special Occasions, Meena shows that delicious, healthy Indian food can be served whatever the occasion. Quick Fixes has delicious recipes for snacks and quick bites, from spicy French toast to the Bombay mixed vegetable sandwich. Special Occasions has recipes for more elaborate dishes, including scallops with Goan spices, smoked lamb with saffron and nutty barfi. The book also includes useful tips on storing and preparing spices, timesaving ideas, cooking techniques and basic recipes. Throughout the book, Meena gives practical tips as well as personal anecdotes and memories connected with the recipes.;With over 1000 recipes, Meena has shown that be using readily available ingredients and spices, a whole range of dishes can be created, from authentic dishes of her childhood to simple creations for brunches and light snacks.