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    18 Cookbooks That Will Turn You Into A Masterchef

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    1. The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit - ₹570

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    First things first, let us talk about the mastery of flavours. Ever wondered why some flavours work together and some don’t? With over 200 recipes divided into flavour themes, this is just the book to get started with!

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    2. The Landour Cookbook: Over Hundred Years of Hillside Cooking by Ruskin Bond - ₹295

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    This is a charming cookbook made with the labour of love of Mrs Lucas and Irene Parker in a book club during the1920s. Nearly a century later, this book remains a treasure containing an invaluable collection of recipes, edited by everyone's favourite children's author, Ruskin Bond.

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    3. On the Kebab Trail: A Moti Mahal Cookbook by Monish Gujral - ₹296

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    On the Kebab Trail comes from Monish Gujral, grandson of the legendary Kundan Lal Gujral, who founded Moti Mahal – one of Delhi's most famous tandoori restaurants. In this book, Monish continues his grandfather's legacy as he travels the world looking for a trail of kebabs while sharing some rare recipes from the family.

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    4. Shaken & Stirred : 101 Non-Alcoholic Blends To Lift Up Your Spirits by Vikas Khanna - ₹320

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    Who better to quench your thirst this summer than TV's very own heart-throb celebrity chef, Vikas Khanna. From herbal infusions to new combinations of teas, smoothies, shrubs, and slushies, these recipes are very versatile and take very little time to make.

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    5. The Yellow Chilli Coobook by Sanjeev Kapoor - ₹586

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    Perhaps one of the most popular names in Indian households when it comes to cooking shows, Sanjeev Kapoor has made cooking an enjoyable process with every colourful recipe and this book is no different.

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    6. The Everyday Healthy Vegetarian: Delicious Meals from the Indian Kitchen by Nandita Iyer - ₹591

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    Do you struggle with balancing healthy food and taste? Worry not, Dr Nandita Iyer, a trained nutritionist and self-taught celebrity chef, has over 100 recipes covering topics from popular nutritional myths to hassle-free vegetarian recipes.

    Get the paperback here.

    7. Shivesh Bhatia's Desserts for Every Mood: 100 feel-good recipes by Shivesh Bhatia - ₹614

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    Shivesh shares a range of desserts – from gooey caramel chocolate tart, fresh mint lemon chiffon cake to exotic litchi rose tiramisu – a sweet treat for every emotion and occasion.

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    8. Fast Fresh Flavourful: Everyday meals made easy by Natasha Celmi - ₹790

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    Do you find yourself wondering what you should cook for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? This book is the solution for anyone who loves to cook but is on a clock! Natasha Celmi's book is a celebration of her culinary experiences in different parts of the world. A true insight into world cuisine in just one book!

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    9. Dishoom: The first ever cookbook from the much-loved Indian restaurant by Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar, and Naved Nasir - ₹813

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    Have you ever wanted to get the recipes from your favourite restaurant? Now you can! The outrageously popular chain restaurant from the United Kingdom, Dishoom, that evokes the Bombay Irani cafe of the 1960s, share the secrets to some of the most loved comfort food from Bombay: the Bacon Naan Roll, Black Daal, Okra Fries, Jackfruit Biryani, Chicken Ruby and Lamb Raan, along with Masala Chai, coolers and cocktails.

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    10. The Cake Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum - ₹853

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    True to its name, this book is truly a Bible in its own right. It reduces the most complex baking techniques into easy-to-follow recipes that turn out perfect every single time.

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    11. 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver - ₹1,094

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    Arguably one of the most loved chefs from television, Jamie Oliver revolutionized home cooking with his brilliant but easy to cook recipes. With over 130 recipes, and chapters on Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Fish, Eggs, Veg, Salads, Pasta, Rice and Noodles, and Sweet Things, there's something for everyone to choose from.

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    12. Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi - ₹1,109

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    Yotam’s brilliant recipes shared in Ottolenghi SIMPLE are characterized by six qualities:

    S – Short on time: food that'll take you less than 30 minutes to prepare

    I – 10 ingredients or less which include:

    M – make-ahead – basically things you can prepare in advance for you to cook later

    P – pantry staples – the main components which make up every meal

    L – lazy – things you can leave on the stove while you scroll through your Twitter feed

    E – easy – recipes you've always thought to be complicated but are totally doable at home

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    13. Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course by Gordon Ramsay - ₹1,252

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    No cookbook list is complete without Gordon Ramsay. With over 120 unique but accessible recipes, this ultimate guidebook is Gordon's lifetime knowledge put into words.

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    14. Tiffin: 500 Authentic Recipes Celebrating India's Regional Cuisine by Sonal Ved - ₹1,465

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    India’s diversity is best represented through its food and all its exotic flavours. This cookbook features over 500 authentic regional recipes from all 29 states.

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    15. Binging With Babish: 100 Recipes Recreated from Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows by Andrew Rea - ₹2,167

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    Andrew Rea's Binging with Babish is an internet sensation that took YouTube by storm. This self-proclaimed pop culture buff recreates recipes that you've probably seen on your favourite TV shows or films. A must-have for anyone who has always wanted food from the screen straight to their plate. Krabby patty, anyone?

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    16. The Food Lab – Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji López–alt - ₹2,721

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    Have you wondered what the perfect temperature or how even the right amount of salt can change your dish drastically? Then this book is here to satiate the nerd inside you!

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    17. Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence by Claire Saffitz - ₹989

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    Do you look for something sweet after every meal? How about Apple and Concord Grape Crumble Pie, Strawberry-Cornmeal Layer Cake, Crispy Mushroom Galette, and Malted Forever Brownies. Don’t know what those last dishes mean but your mouth is watering? Then this book is just for you!

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    18. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer - ₹1,517

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    Ending this list on a sugar rush, this delightful and innovative book contains over a hundred recipes for seasonal ice-creams, yoghurt, sorbets, frozen desserts such as ice-cream sandwiches, Baked Alaskas, and sundaes. Do you need any more reasons?

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