In New Indian Basics, Preena Chauhan and Arvinda Chauhan—the masters behind Arvinda’s Indian spice blends—present a collection of flavorful, accessible recipes and kitchen wisdom gained from a lifetime of personal and professional experience teaching Indian cooking, where spices take center stage. With their clear instructions and signature warmth, this mother-daughter duo will guide you to flawless renditions of Indian dishes, both traditional and modern, with absolute ease. Continue reading...
NEW INDIAN BASICS
100 Traditional and Modern Recipes From Arvinda's Family Kitchen
We are so thrilled to share our kitchen wisdom and mouthwatering Indian recipes with you in our debut cookbook! For several years we dreamt of writing this cookbook to help home cooks and Indian food lovers approach Indian cooking in a truly accessible way, with spices taking center stage. You will find traditional specialties to modern delights for all skill levels alongside various cooking guides, tips and kitchen wisdom that we share as a mother-and-daughter duo from our nearly three decades of teaching Indian cooking classes.
The recipes in this cookbook use individual spices such as turmeric, chili powder, cumin and so on, however, for those who love cooking with Arvinda's signature masalas, a downloadable Masala Conversion Guide is now available! See below for details.
ARVINDA'S MASALA CONVERSION GUIDE
For ease and convenience, use Arvinda's signature masalas to scratch cook recipes from New Indian Basics. Download the Arvinda's Masala Conversion Guide
New Indian Basics in the Press
The Social Stays Warm with Spicy Dishes
Preena Chauhan of Arvinda's adds some heat to your winter meals using a variety of warming spices and blends with The Social hosts Lainey Lui and Melissa Grelo
Top 10 cookbooks of 2022 by Julie Van Rosendaal
Though this mother-daughter duo are the founders of Arvinda’s Spices & Chai, the recipes in their beautiful, approachable cookbook don’t call for their own blends – there’s a chapter on making your own masalas, with recipes and culinary wisdom gathered over a lifetime of personal and professional experience in the kitchen.
Love Indian food? This mother-daughter duo wrote the book on it. Here are their top 5 under-the-radar spots in Toronto by Briony Smith
For over 30 years, New Indian Basics authors Arvinda and Preena Chauhan have been teaching others how to create healthy, tantalizing Indian food. Here, they share a few surprising spots to find Indian-inspired delights in the GTA.
Learning to Love Lentils with George Lagogianes
Preena Chauhan joins CP24's George Lagogianes to share lentil recipes from Arvinda and Preena's cookbook New Indian Basics cookbook.
Daily Hive’s 22 Best Cookbooks of 2022 by Sean Loughran
New Indian Basics is for anyone with a love for Indian food that wants to learn the foundational tools to make any dish. They can cancel the reservations and forget the take-outs — this book is a blessing.
CTV Your Morning Delicious Diwali Delicacies
Preena Chauhan serves up some delicious Diwali treats from her new cookbook New Indian Basics with host Anne-Marie Mediwake
Decadent Shrikhand: A dessert of sweetened, spiced yogurt and pistachios that would be a stunner at any party
An easy, festive, make-ahead treat — from Preena Chauhan and Arvinda Chauhan’s cookbook New Indian Basics
This Easy Channa Masala Recipe Will Be Your Go-To for Weeknights
A recipe for pantry channa masala, excerpted from the cookbook New Indian Basics by Preena Chauhan and Arvinda Chauhan
A Taste of India by Cynthia Ross Cravit
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After 30 years of teaching the principles of Indian cuisine, Arvinda and Preena Chauhan are launching their first cookbook.
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