Recipes from Modern Spice

Modern Spice by Monica Bhide

As Mark Bittman says in his foreword, “there is not a cuisine that uses spices with more grace and craft than that of India,” and Bhide’s recipes do so, but without long and daunting lists of exotic ingredients. In keeping with its local approach to global flavors, Modern Spice includes a guide to the modern Indian pantry and Monica’s thoughtful, charming essays on food, culture, and family. Eight pages of gorgeous color photographs showcase the recipes.

Three bowls of Indian rice pudding parfait with mango slices on top on a platter

Rice Pudding and Mango Parfait

This Indian rice pudding isn’t only tasty but has a very striking presentation. The bright yellow mango against the white rice is stunning.

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Bowl of saffron mussel stew with a yellow broth, a plate with shells to the left

Saffron Mussel Stew

An utterly simple, Indian-inspired recipe in which mussels are bathed in a savory saffron broth spiked with ginger, garlic, peppers, and curry.

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