The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook: Pushpesh Pant

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Fresh, delicious, easy Indian vegetarian dishes from the author of Phaidon's global bestseller, India: The Cookbook

Vegetables are an integral part of Indian cuisine - and this collection of 150 healthy and approachable vegetarian recipes showcases an array of delicious breakfasts and drinks, salads, vegetables and legumes, grains, and desserts. Drawing inspiration from India's myriad regions and culinary traditions, Pushpesh Pant simplifies this hugely popular cuisine with easily achievable, nourishing, and authentic dishes so tasty and satisfying that they are suitable for vegetarians, meat-eaters, and those simply wishing to reduce the amount of meat in their diet.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in)
  • Pages: 272 pp
  • Illustrations: 200 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714876412

Pushpesh Pant is a professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He is a regular recipe columnist and author of many cookbooks in India, as well as Phaidon's India: The Cookbook.

"I'm excited to add The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook to my collection... Where better to look for inspiration on meat-free cooking than India?"—House & Garden

"Enjoy these imaginative dishes and prove to your fiends that you don't need meat for a perfect Indian meal."—Vegan Living

"[Pushpesh Pant's] latest book offers a taste of rural Indian home cooking, authentic, accessible and healthy dishes, tips on spice blending, recipes for accompaniments such as chutneys and raita, and a useful glossary."—The Lady Magazine

"Pushpent Pant's new cookbook illustrates the country's culinary diversity."—Bangalore Mirror (India)

"A must-have tome from one of the most respected Indian food writers. It's bound to spend more time in the kitchen than on the bookshelf... Authentic but accessible The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook is a classic... Vegetarians will love it, but this book will appeal to lovers of all tasty and vibrant foods."—

"If you want to cook more vegetarian food without compromising on flavour, this book is just what you need. Full of vibrant, authentic recipes brimming with beautiful spices, as well as desserts and drinks... Every recipe of the 150 recipes is kept satisfyingly simple."—New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)

"You've had a long day at work and you're craving Indian cuisine, but your recipes aren't up to scratch. Peering into your spice rack, you feel uninspired and order takeaway Indian from down the street because they get it "just right". Pushpesh Pant's new book, The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook, will have you saying goodbye to that scenario faster than your meal will be delivered. In this beautifully photographed book, Pant showcases the unique ways vegetables feature in Indian cuisine, inspiring you to create simple dishes the whole family will love... will leave your mouth watering. The best bit? Pant's flavoursome and authentic recipes benefit not only your health but also the planet. With a central focus on vegetables, The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook will have both vegetarians and meat eaters coming back for more."—Wellbeing (Australia)

"No one can get more flavour out of vegetables like those from Indian cuisine - and this book doesn't fail to impress. These are clever recipes from all over India to give your vegetable repertoire a new lease on life!"—Vanilla (Australia)

"It's safe to say Pushpesh Pant really knows what he's talking about... This collection really shows just how valued vegetables are in Indian cuisine... The huge flavours created in this collection of recipes will suit vegetarians, meat-eaters, and meat-reducers to boot!"—The Vegetarian

"Pushpesh Pant simplifies this hugely popular cuisine with easily achievable, nourishing, and authentic dishes."—Edible Los Angeles

"Add a twist to your vegetarian cuisine with these delicious Indian-inspired recipes."—Nutrition

"Pant's recipes are a world away from your average takeaway curry and reflect the diversity of India's cuisines... Simple, Indian home cooking with some celebratory delicacies... A handy menu planner will help you understand how the variety of dishes can be put together... An inspiring cookbook."—The Sunday Times (Ireland)

"Pan-Indian vegetarian cookery by a well known Indian food writer and theorist. The recipes are very original: quince with lotus root, bamboo shoots with green chillies, morels in yoghurt sauce. This is not your British Curry House fare but for adventurous curious devotees of sub-continental cuisine."—