Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Book Review: MR TODIWALA'S BOMBAY

Hello! How are you all on this drizzly hump day? I am mighty fine and have already done so much today,  I had a client at 6am followed by a run/walk in the rain followed by breakfast and another client. Talking of breakfast that leads me nicely on to the post I have to share with you today......

A little while ago I was sent this beautiful recipe book MR TODIWALA'S BOMBAY to review.


I new just by the cover I was going to love this book, it also helps that I have been loving my Indian Cuisine lately. The recipes in this book come from Cyrus Todiwala who grew up in Bombay which is where he found his love for Indian food. He shares all sorts of dishes from vegetarian to meat to puddings as well as drinks.

When I get sent a recipe book to review I always find it hard deciding what to make as there are always so many dishes that catch my eye, I usually go for a main or a pudding but this time I went for a drink, and here's why.....


The reason I went for a drink is because one its different to my usual choice and two because spices in drinks is new to me and I was intrigued to try one! I decided to make the Masala Lassi which just sounded awesome and I have the recipe here for you to try it yourself.


Masala Lassi
(spiced yogurt smoothie)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup chilled thick, whole milk yogurt
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
small piece of mild, fresh green chilli, seeded and chopped
pinch of salt
pinch of caster (superfine) sugar
4 ice cubes
a few mint or corinader leaves, finely chopped


Method:
Put the yogurt and flavourings except the mint/coriander leaves in your blender.
Blitz until smooth and frothy.
Pour into a glass and sprinkle with the mint or coriander.
Serve straight away. 


I actually added some extra mint leaves into the blender but left out the sugar to be honest I don't think it needed any this drink is delicious without it. The lassi is full of flavour and can be drank as is alone or to accompany a meal. It is also great for helping with digestion if you have over indulged or have an upset tummy this drink will help. 

I loved the taste of this lassi it really packs a flavour punch and was perfect breakfast along side my garam masala chicken breast! I shall definitely be making this again and I am quite excited to try the other drinks/recipes from this book they all look so good! 


If you are in to trying out other cuisines then I would highly recommend you get your hands on this book and try out some Indian dishes. You won't be disappointed there recipes are full of flavour, easy to follow and bond to satisfy you, plus the book is beautifully laid out with gorgeous photography throughout. 

Follow Mr Todiwala's Bombay blog tour throughout the week:

Mr Todiwala's Bombay by Cyrus Todiwala, (£25, Hardie Grant) Photography: Helen Cathcart

Win a copy of Mr Todiwala's Bombay. To enter simply send an email to stephanievizard@hardiegrant.co.uk by Sunday 10th November, UK residents only.

6 comments:

  1. That sounds lovely, I would never have thought to add those kind of spices to a lassi!

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    1. It really was! So refreshing x

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  2. beautiful piccies... love the idea of this drink, it looks so refreshing... it was a really hard choice wasn't it but I loved the book. x

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    1. Thank you! It was lovely and I can imagine it being prefect to settle the stomach....i know very difficult and yes me too love the book!

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  3. Lovely to get to know you through the blog tour. That masala lassi brings back so many memories. Gorgeous images

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