Flavors First

By Vikas Khanna

  • Hardcover, 272 pages

  • ISBN: 978-1891105470

  • $24.95

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From celebrated Indian chef, Vikas Khanna, Flavors First brings the richness and diversity of Indian cuisine to your home kitchen. From the lessons he learned from his grandmother's traditional cooking in India to his time spent as a chef in New York, Flavors First draws from Khanna's incredible culinary journeys. Enjoy recipes that range from the classic Chicken Tikka Masala and Garlic Naan to Khanna's more contemporary spins on tradition, such as Masala Honey Cornish Hen and Crispy Wonton Wraps with Pineapple Mint Chutney. With entire chapters devoted to every part of an Indian meal (even breads, chutneys, desserts and beverages) and an ingredient and spice glossary that includes tips on handling and storage, Flavors First will be an indispensable resource on Indian home cooking.

About the Author

Vikas Khanna grew up in Amritsar, India and learned to cook from his grandmother. He opened his own catering company at the age of seventeen and never looked back. He has been in New York for the past ten years learning all he can from everyone he meets. Khanna has worked his way up to be one of New York City’s top-rated chefs with his work at Salaam Bombay, The Café at the Rubin Museum, and the highly regarded Junoon. He is equally recognized for his work in humanitarian efforts with SAKIV, New York Chefs Cooking for Life, and his documentary film series, Holy Kitchens. In recent years Khanna has become recognized for his television appearances on Martha Stewart, Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchenand Kitchen Nightmares, and Throwdown with Bobby Flay.




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Vikas Khanna’s enthusiasm for food is so intense that it practically explodes off the page. I could taste the dishes just by reading the recipes.
— Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Diana Kuan