Cookbook Giveaway – Vij’s Indian

Vij’s Indian: Our Stories, Spices and Cherished Recipes by Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij is a beautiful book packed with 80 recipes, stories, background and more that will equally please the beginner to experienced cook. 

For more information on this title, please see our review and recipe post.

We are pleased to offer three copies of Vij’s Indian to our EYB Members in the U.S. and Canada. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Do you enjoy Indian food and if so what is your favorite dish? 

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on March 1st, 2017

Be sure to check your email spam folders for email notifications or check back on this post on the 28th for the names of the winners.


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  • Kristjudy  on  January 26, 2017

    We love shrimp biranyi…well we love Indian food!

  • PennyG  on  January 26, 2017

    I lived and worked for 3 months in Pune, India Fall 2015. I adore Indian food. Cook it often!

  • jupflute  on  January 26, 2017

    I love Indian food. My husband is from India, so we have it fairly regularly. The only thing is that now I am used to eating more home style Indian cooking and some restaurants just don't stack up. My favorite dish at home is idly with sambar, but I don't usually eat it in restaurants, because their sambar is not as good as my mother-in-law's.

  • hsteel  on  January 26, 2017

    I love a good lamb biryani ๐Ÿ™‚

  • meggan  on  January 26, 2017

    Um yeah! I love naan, anything with paneer, saag, really anything!

  • ktwalla  on  January 26, 2017

    I don't know much about Indian food. Do love naan. Made a Goan curry the other day and it was very good.

  • nutmegfiz  on  January 26, 2017

    I love curried cauliflower and anything with the sweet/sour tamarind sauce.

  • Raele  on  January 26, 2017

    I adore Indian food, because it is so easy to find something vegetarian or even vegan, and it's packed with complex and layered flavor. It's hard to choose a favorite dish, but I love the authentic Indian street food served in a little cardboard bowl at a market near my home. The Samosa Chaat is amazing!

  • madelainelc  on  January 26, 2017

    Paneer forever. Mutter paneer may be the best food ever created, particularly with some fresh hot naan.

  • jezpurr  on  January 26, 2017

    I do enjoy Indian food, I do not have a favorite, but I love curry!!!^_^

  • rchesser  on  January 26, 2017

    I love Indian food, my favorite dish is saag paneer.

  • AGENT99  on  January 26, 2017

    Chicken Vindaloo is one of our favorites!

  • camtncook  on  January 26, 2017

    My favorite is Masala Dosa with potato filling and coconut chutney…

  • ravensfan  on  January 26, 2017

    I love lamb vindaloo.

  • sgump  on  January 26, 2017

    Chana masala: could eat it *all* day. Must use fresh ginger, jalapeno, garlic, lemon juice, and cilantro (plus onions, tomatoes, of course chickpeas, and other assorted spices). Just divine!

  • shoffmann  on  January 26, 2017

    I love Indian food, really anything. Especially lamb curries.

  • lgroom  on  January 26, 2017

    I make raitas quite a bit and a salad called kachumber. Love a cauliflower and garbanzo bean curry.

  • cadfael  on  January 26, 2017

    I love Indian food, especially Shrimp korma, Butter Chicken, lamb popsicles, Barfi and Tandoori.

  • ninaarahgnis  on  January 26, 2017

    Love indian food! Especially samosas, paneer, and mango lassi.

  • vickster  on  January 27, 2017

    Vegetable or Chicken Korma

  • RickPearson54  on  January 27, 2017

    All curries

  • motherofpearl81  on  January 27, 2017

    I love chicken tikka masala

  • sarahawker  on  January 27, 2017

    Butter Chicken with Naan and Sag Paneer

  • banba1  on  January 27, 2017

    Love Indian — went on a kick this fall to learn how to make it myself…it is still a work in progress! My favorites are Chicken Makhni and Peshawari Naan. Yum!

  • sir_ken_g  on  January 27, 2017

    Indian potatoes!

  • mph993  on  January 27, 2017

    Raan e dum is unusual and awesome. Singapore travels got me interested in Indian food and we ate it this dish whenever we were there.

  • susan g  on  January 27, 2017

    Dal, raita — the basics, and constant exploration of all the wonderful vegetarian foods. So much more to learn!

  • gjelizabeth  on  January 27, 2017

    Cardamom Onion Chicken from CURRY IN A HURRY

  • verorenee  on  January 27, 2017

    Yes, I like butter chicken and naan.

  • t.t  on  January 28, 2017

    chole bhature

  • lorloff  on  January 28, 2017

    I love Indian food and Vij IA my favorite indian chef when we can we travel to Vancouver just to eat anything he cooks . My favorite indian food is made with vijs spices has ant one figured out how to buy the in the US? Its a long commute from DC to Vancouver.

  • linded  on  January 28, 2017

    My favorite is Butter Chicken. I also love all dals, naan, and biryani dishes. The spices make all the difference.

  • Lafauvette  on  January 28, 2017

    I love onion pakoras!

  • Siegal  on  January 28, 2017

    We love samosa

  • mpdeb98  on  January 28, 2017

    I love Indian food, and my husband is British and would eat it every day if he could. I love vindaloos

  • crissynour  on  January 29, 2017

    I adore tikka masala!

  • amandacooks  on  January 29, 2017

    I love Indian food! It's hard to pick a favorite dish – I enjoy dosas, curries, fluffy naan, chutneys, and cardamom-scented rice pudding. I'd love to learn how to make more Indian dishes at home, particularly seafood curries.

  • Marcia1206  on  January 29, 2017

    I love chicken tikka masala but I like most Indian food

  • Katiefayhutson  on  January 30, 2017

    I don't have a favorite Indian dish yet. I have had many that I really enjoy, but with so many options, I still like trying something new every time.

  • hippiechick1955  on  January 31, 2017

    I LOVE Indian food. My mum is British but born in Lucknow and raised in Karachi and Calcutta. Growing up we had Indian food daily along with American food. Funny thing is, until I was 13 years old, I alwats chose to eat the American food without even trying Indian. Tsk tsk, Dumb child! Palak Paneer is my favorite dish of all.

  • cambridgecook  on  February 1, 2017

    Anything with eggplant.

  • christineleong  on  February 1, 2017

    We cook Indian food at home a lot and recently started making dosa, which is our favorite thing to cook now!

  • rosyannposy  on  February 1, 2017

    Most anything with paneer, potato samosas with green chutney, naan.

  • MaineDruid  on  February 1, 2017

    I've been cooking Indian sine 1975, but there's always room on the bookshelf for another Indian cookbook! My favorite dish was always saag paneer; but since I transitioned from vegetarian to vegan 13 years ago I've learned to substitute tofu for the paneer with superb results. Now if only I could figure out how to make acceptable gluten-free puri…

  • SheilaS  on  February 1, 2017

    I love the variety of chutneys and pickles served with Indian meals. Mint, tamarind or tomato chutney, lime pickle, mmmmm!

  • Sfgordon  on  February 1, 2017

    North Indian food is always so good…naan, vindaloo, anything paneer, eggplant, okra…I love it so much I one time made a tandoor for a project in my sculpture class. But I've been getting very into South Indian lately and I love dosas!

  • kitchenfrolic  on  February 1, 2017

    I don't know if I have a favourite – we don't get to eat Indian food as often as I'd like, but I definitely choose tikka masala and any spicy curry whenever I can!

  • mmchugh  on  February 1, 2017

    The Sour Chickpea curry from Madhur Jaffrey's original BBC series cookbook is amazing – I've been making it for over 30 years now, and never tire of it!

  • Teruska  on  February 2, 2017

    We like saag paneer and "Indian" macaroni and cheese. I am also a fan of lamb vindaloo. Curried almost anything.

  • annmartina  on  February 2, 2017

    Love it. Saag paneer and butter chicken. Paratha bread with everything.

  • Rinshin  on  February 2, 2017

    homemade paneer

  • annieski  on  February 3, 2017

    veggies, legumes, curries, naan, chutneys, pickles: love it all

  • trudys_person  on  February 3, 2017

    Dosa, or anything with paneer in it!

  • rstuart  on  February 4, 2017

    saag paneer..

  • matag  on  February 6, 2017

    Butter chicken

  • pandapotamus  on  February 6, 2017

    I love chicken tikka masala

  • niniacedo  on  February 7, 2017

    I love indian food, especially chicken kerala

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  February 7, 2017

    I love Indian food, especially the homey stuff. I like sabzhi dahl with roti.

  • kitblu  on  February 8, 2017

    I love Indian food. I make it often at home. My sisters are coming to visit next month for my birthday. Now I have to find a good Indian restaurant in Windsor, Ontario. My favourite dish, just one? I will be making Onion Naan for the first time this week. It is better than raisin bread but just as sweet. I do love Shrimp Madras.

  • stpbcyld50  on  February 9, 2017

    I love saag paneer and dal, it seems I make those recipes the most!

  • Teawench  on  February 9, 2017

    Love it. I don't have a favorite it's all too good.

  • love2chow  on  February 9, 2017

    I love Indian food. It is hard to pick a favorite… Perhaps goat curry or chicken makhini. But samosas and palak paneer are also great. Green mango chutney.

  • Camille3344  on  February 10, 2017

    Absolutely love Indian food, especially a big dish of saag paneer accompanied by a big piece of Naan.

  • tennyogirl  on  February 11, 2017

    Keema curry with garlic naan

  • stockholm28  on  February 12, 2017

    Butter chicken

  • ltsuk  on  February 13, 2017

    We don't eat a lot of Indian, naan is probably my favorite.

  • rosiedunningham  on  February 13, 2017

    I love love love Indian food! My favourite dish is a lamb pasanda. But it is terribly hard to choose as I love sag aloo, tarka dhal, peshwari naan bread, ooh just everything.

  • bstewart  on  February 13, 2017

    Yes, adore Indian food! Lamb vindaloo + lots of naan!

  • rejcooks  on  February 13, 2017

    Onion Badjis with coriander chutney

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  February 13, 2017

    I love butter chicken.

  • Leslieredmann  on  February 14, 2017

    Love most Indian dishes and especially those by Vij…like paneer, butter chicken and any variety of curry

  • Tarquinflimbim  on  February 14, 2017

    I make a pretty mean CTM. Recently went to a N. Indian cooking class. Loved making the breads and samosas.

  • CindyinOttawa  on  February 15, 2017

    I love Indian food….bring on the buffet. So many favourites, but I'd love me some masala dosa right about now. Truth be told, anything I was served in Vij's restaurant in Vancouver is my favourite.

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  • tlawson  on  February 16, 2017

    Vic's curries are the bomb~ I've loved all of the books!

  • bethia  on  February 16, 2017

    I love Indian food – hard to pick a favorite abut I love rava dosas and a good chana masala.

  • ChazBrenchley  on  February 17, 2017

    I make curries pretty much every week, for a gang of friends. Channa masala is pretty much the house dal these days – so much so that I get complaints if I make something different.

  • Whyvette  on  February 17, 2017

    I love butter chicken, saag paneer and Chana masala!

  • Lijstjesmeisje  on  February 17, 2017

    I love all Indian food, but especially Vij's Punjabi style goat meat curry with spiced vegetables! My sister and brother-in-law took me there when I visited them in Vancouver. Would love to return, or give them the pleasure of trying it at home now they've moved to Toronto.

  • swordfern  on  February 17, 2017

    I love Indian food! I love spinach paneer and fresh naan. Also lamb curry. There's really no dish that I don't enjoy… the flavours of Indian food are incredible.

  • skyejaden  on  February 17, 2017

    My fave is butter chicken!

  • shawnspringer  on  February 17, 2017

    I love the Kashmiri Chicken with Cashew nuts and Garlic Naan!

  • Dmartin997  on  February 17, 2017

    I love Tandoori and my husband loves curries.

  • Shana.  on  February 17, 2017

    The book, "Vij's at Home" is on my dining table as I am writing this. I love Vij's. My husband and I travel to Canada at least once per year just to eat there – it is so, so good. I love the lamb popsicles – oh my goodness, so, so good. I am drooling right now. Let's book a trip!

  • rashaye  on  February 17, 2017

    I love any chaat

  • jcw8  on  February 18, 2017

    Love vindaloo!

  • willowglen  on  February 18, 2017

    I don't really have a favorite, but really love curries with shrimp or chicken.

  • mombaker247  on  February 18, 2017

    My cupboard if full of Indian spices, always wanting to learn more. I could not possibly pick one favorite

  • miggy1  on  February 18, 2017

    Chicken biryani, Hyderabadi-style.

  • lsgourmet  on  February 18, 2017

    I love Butter Chicken,, When I tell people it is Indian food they don't believe it, they just think it has to burn your tongue with spicy ingredients to be Indian. It's such a complex cuisine. and th Butter chicken proves that

  • lsgourmet  on  February 18, 2017

    I love Butter Chicken,, When I tell people it is Indian food they don't believe it, they just think it has to burn your tongue with spicy ingredients to be Indian. It's such a complex cuisine. and th Butter chicken proves that

  • fiarose  on  February 18, 2017

    oh my god loving indian food is the understatement of the century. any veggie or seafood curry, any south indian spicy coconutty dish, baingan bhartha is one of my favorite things in this world and i love curried okra. seriously, i've never met an indian dish i don't like!

  • kimtrev  on  February 21, 2017

    I love Indian food! So hard to choose a favorite dish, but I really do enjoy a good Gobi Aloo.

  • RSW  on  February 21, 2017

    Love it. Samosas

  • mfl  on  February 22, 2017

    Indian food is so comforting. I just love saag paneer!

  • vinochic  on  February 22, 2017

    Vij's lamb curry–the best!

  • jahqdruh  on  February 23, 2017

    Saag paneer, naan, curries…

  • SnarkyLarane  on  February 23, 2017

    I haven't eaten a ton of Indian food but I've loved all the various curries I've tried.

  • rrwrites  on  February 24, 2017

    I love what I've tried so far which is curry

  • JenniferAnne  on  February 25, 2017

    I do like Indian food. I like Paneer Tiki Masala
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  • hippiechick1955  on  February 25, 2017

    Just let me eat it ALL !

  • Carpecookie  on  February 25, 2017

    Dosas with coconut chutney

  • munki  on  February 25, 2017

    fish korma

  • AnnaZed  on  February 26, 2017

    I want to make Nanaki's favourite "raita" (page 33)
    from Vij's Indian: Our Stories, Spices and Cherished Recipes by Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij

  • Joy001  on  February 26, 2017

    Definitely Paneer.

  • monique.potel  on  February 26, 2017

    i love anything tandori but my absolute favorite is butter chicken

  • jessmonkey  on  February 28, 2017

    Chicken tikka masala ๐Ÿ™‚

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