I haven’t cooked from it myself, but it was a COTM on Chowhound a few years ago, and I think at least a few folks who cooked from it then are here on HO, so with luck they’ll see your post and chime in.
I have this book and have enjoyed most of the things I’ve made from it. A surprise hit was something like Madame Vong’s shrimp, which uses mayonnaise in a stir fry. Delicious, and you wouldn’t know the mayo was there.
I will also give a hand’s up to Made in India, which I saw you were asking about. I love that book. The seeming simplicity of the recipes belies some great dishes. Highly recommend it.
Good luck, and happy birthday (I’m guessing - happy whatever the gift giving reason is).
I own the Kindle ebook; it was probably less than $3 when I bought it.
“Doenjang and Kimchi-Braised Kale” from the “Guest Recipes” chapter is one of the most-repeated recipes in my house over the last three or so years. I only have a few other recipes bookmarked and I believe I only made two others, but that one alone was worth the (low) purchase price.
Thank you, actually this time my husband wanted to reward me for my Black Belt shopping abilities.
I filled our freezer with meat, poultry and fish all at Price Floor Pricing.
I thought to make his life easier because he does work very hard that I would create a list that he could keep handy for all special occassions.