What makes a good curry? Sensual spicy aromas or thick, creamy sauces? Rich, dark dals or crispy fried street snacks? Rick journeys through India to find the answer, searching this colorful, chaotic nation in search of the truths behind the world’s love affair with its food. Chefs, home cooks, and street vendors hold the key to unlocking the secrets of these complex and diverse flavors, and Rick’s travels take him to the heart of both their long-held traditions and most modern techniques. He uncovers recipes for fragrant kormas, delicate spiced fish, and slow-cooked biryanis, all the while gathering ideas and inspiration for his own take on that elusive dish—the perfect curry. Includes metric measures.