I’m writing to tell you about THE INDIAN SLOW COOKER: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes, by Anupy Singla (October 1, 2010, Agate Surrey, 978-1-57284-111-6, $19.95). This terrific guide to making healthful, flavorful Indian food using the simplicity and convenience of the slow cooker is the first such book of its kind.
These great dishes are all prepared in healthful versions that use far less oil and saturated fat than traditional recipes. Singla has discovered how to use the slow cooker's means of keeping food moist through its long, slow cooking cycle as a way to prepare great-tasting Indian dishes that are both healthier and simpler to prepare. Once the ingredients are in the slow cooker, there’s no need to be tied to the kitchen while it’s preparing your meal.
The Indian Slow Cooker shows the busy, harried family cook that preparing healthy meals can be simple, and that cooking Indian is just a matter of understanding a few key spices. Singla introduces readers to the mainstay spices of an Indian kitchen, and how to store, prepare, and combine them in different preparations. Among her 50 recipes are the classics of Indian cooking: mostly vegetarian specialties like dal (of every variety), palak paneer, and gobi aloo, but also meat dishes like butter chicken, keema, and many more.
Anupy Singla is an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of experience covering business and general news as a TV and print reporter in Chicago. Her food writing has appeared in several print and online publications including the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Wall Street Journal. She's demonstrated her Indian cooking skills on WGN-TV and blogs about her recipes at www.indianASapplepie.com. This is her first cookbook.
I hope you will consider this book for a review or news feature. The timing is perfect for Diwali—the Indian New Year celebration that takes place in late October/early November—and is being released at a time when both Indian cuisine and slow cookers are becoming more popular. Anupy Singla is an excellent interview: appealing, articulate, and passionate about the subject. Please contact me at 847.475.4457 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an interview with Anupy Singla or learn more about her book.