The Indian Slow Cooker: Overview

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The Indian Slow Cooker

50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes
By Anupy Singla

Hook: A former on-air TV reporter turned food-blogging mom shares her secrets for healthy, easy, authentic Indian food using the simplicity and convenience of the slow cooker. While there are hundreds of Indian cookbooks and even more books on slow cooking, never has a book put the two together—until now.

After having two children, television reporter Anupy Singla became interested in
reconnecting her family—especially her two young daughters—with their Indian roots. She was determined to learn how to make every Indian recipe she grew up with, from sweet to savory, in a quest to explore her heritage and teach her children to appreciate wholesome and healthy Indian food. For those who love Indian food—or who are interested in starting to explore it—The Indian Slow Cooker is an invaluable guide, especially when it comes to understanding the key spices and spice combinations that are at the heart of this fabulous culinary tradition. Among the recipes included:

  • Dal (of every variety)
  • Palak Paneer
  • Gobi Aloo
  • Paitha (spicy pumpkin)
  • Lamb Biryani
  • Butter Chicken
  • Curries
  • Keema
  • Nihari
  • Punjabi Khardi

“Anupy Singla knocks down the barriers to Indian cooking at home by offering a primer on the essential spices and ingredients, and on the slow cooker—that magical cooking vessel that yields a perfect dish, every time. What I love most about The Indian Slow Cooker is that Anupy chose the higher ground for her family by avoiding heavy oils and creams in her cooking—she found that the slow cooker brought out the traditional flavors she grew up on without having to resort to extra calories and saturated fat.”

David Grotto, 101 Optimal Life Foods

Anupy Singla formerly worked as a reporter and anchor for Bloomberg News, WGN and CLTV, and CNN. Her food writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Wall Street Journal among other publications. She blogs at She lives in Chicago with her husband and daughters.

October 10, 2010, 978-1-57284-111-6, 8 x 9, 136 pp (4-color), Cooking & Wine, $19.95