Curried Favors

Maya Kaimal has a strong voice. This is like no Indian food found in restaurants here. —Amanda Hesser,
The New York Times

It's wonderful food, the recipes are really doable, and there's a lot of great explanation. —Lynne Rossetto Kasper,
The Splendid Table

SAVORING THE SPICE COAST OF INDIA

fRESH FLAVORS FROM KERALA

A colorful land of spices and coconut palms, the southern state of Kerala is home to some of the most vibrant and flavorful cooking in all of India. Virtually undiscovered by Americans, its distinctive cuisine is influenced as much by its abundance of fresh ingredients (including fish, lamb, coconut, ginger, green chilies, black pepper, tamarind and curry leaves) as by its different religious groups (Hindu, Christian and Muslim) and cultures that make up its population. Now acclaimed cookbook author Maya Kaimal offers a unique culinary journey to Kerala, sharing the authentic recipes passed down by her family and other Keralan cooks.