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ED’s curated list of cookbooks make for perfect Rakhi gifts

It’s that time of the year again! Are you wondering what to gift your sibling for Raksha Bandhan? How about something that benefits both of you? You could gift them a cookbook and slyly hint at them to pick up some cooking skills! #EDcurates a list of cookbooks from Instagram influencers we’ve grown to love over the years as they fill our feeds with food and hearts with joy.

AUG 21, 2021 | By Twinkle Tolani
The Flavor Equation by Nik Sharma

1. The Flavor Equation by Nik Sharma

Amazon - Paperback ₹2,227

Author, photographer, and columnist for The Guardian, Serious Eats, and Food52—Nik Sharma’s book The Flavour Equation approaches food with a scientific approach.With 100 recipes in the book, the author tries to decode each ingredient and how it influences the elemental taste of the dish.

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The Family Table by Aysha Tanya

2. The Family Table by Aysha Tanya

Join Paper Planes - Paperback ₹950

Co-founder of the food media company Goya Media, Aysha Tanya turns brings us a collection of 47 heirloom recipes from the archives of the Arinhal Karuvantevalappil family of Kerala through The Family Table. The book was compiled with the support of her mother, Kathija Hashim, cousin, Shabreen Hashir and other members of the family, who cooked and tested each recipe.

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Tiffin by Sonal Ved

3. Tiffin by Sonal Ved

Amazon - Paperback ₹1,1531

Whoever thinks Indian cuisine is limited to dosa and butter chicken, probably didnt read Sonal’s book! Experience and taste flavours from the entire country with Sonal Ved’s Tiffin — awarded Best Indian Cookbook by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The book is segregated into region-wise sections, and narrates 500 recipes. 

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Dishoom: From Bombay with Love by co-Authors Naved Nasir, Kavi and Shamil Thakrar

4. Dishoom: From Bombay with Love by co-Authors Naved Nasir, Kavi and Shamil Thakrar

Amazon - Kindle Edition ₹484.47/ Paperback ₹791

Filled with recipes and stories of nostalgia, the restaurant Dishoom has spilled their signature recipes in this book. This book is an ode for all the Bombay-lovers out there as recipes, stories, and stunning photographs by Haarala Hamilton of Mumbai make way into the book.

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Chetna’s 30 Minute Indian

5. Chetna’s 30 Minute Indian

Amazon - Kindle Edition ₹678.50/ Paperback ₹1008.00

 The highly experienced Chetna Makan has curated a list of 80 Indian cuisine-inspired recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less. The range of dishes is varied; from toppings of toast to meat curries, there are speedy recipes for every occasion.

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My Genius Lunch Box by Uma Raghuraman

6. My Genius Lunch Box by Uma Raghuraman

Amazon - Kindle Edition ₹188.33 / Paperback ₹223.00

Fondly known as ‘Masterchef Mom’, Uma Raghuraman is a food blogger and popular Instagrammer. Her book ‘My Genius Lunch Box’, has over fifty easy vegetarian recipes that can be packed for lunch boxes. Although intended for children, can anyone deny tasty, on-the-go snacks?

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The Parsi Kitchen by Anahita Dhondy

7. The Parsi Kitchen by Anahita Dhondy

Amazon - Kindle Edition ₹399 / Paperback ₹807

Who doesn’t like a good story? Especially when it comes with a record of culture, memories.. and recipes! Raised in a Parsi household, Anahita Dhondy is out with her book inspired by her upbringing. For her, the food of a place speaks volumes about it’s people. There’s a story for every dish, and there’s a dish for every story.

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Passionate about Baking – Chocolate by Deeba Rajpal

8. Passionate about Baking – Chocolate by Deeba Rajpal

Amazon - Kindle Edition ₹359.31 / Paperback ₹628

Passionate about Baking, one of India’s most famous dessert blogs, needs no introduction. In this book Deeba Rajpal particularly spills her chocolate dessert recipes, using chocolate in innovative and healthy ways. There’s a dish for everyone in the book—even the chocolate haters!

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Desserts for Every Mood by Shivesh Bhatia

9. Desserts for Every Mood by Shivesh Bhatia

Amazon - Kindle Edition ₹399.50 / Paperback ₹656

‘Desserts for Every Mood’ is Shivesh’s second published book. The book’s inspiration came from the realization that while sweet dishes are a mark of celebration, they are also great pacifiers when times are bad.

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