We're totally thrilled that our friend and longtime Brainery teacher Chitra Agrawal is about to launch her first cookbook, Vibrant India: Fresh Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Brooklyn on March 21st, and we're lucky to have a copy to giveaway to you all.
Chitra's taught many South Indian cooking classes for us over the years, and her food is some of my favorite ever.
What can you expect in the book?
Lifelong vegetarian and chef Chitra Agrawal takes you on an epicurean journey to her mother’s hometown of Bangalore and back to Brooklyn, where she adapts her family’s South Indian recipes for home cooks. This particular style of Indian home cooking, often called the “yoga diet,” is light and fresh, yet satisfying and rich in bold and complex flavors. Grains, legumes, fresh produce, coconut, and yogurt—along with herbs, citrus, chiles, and spices—form the cornerstone of this delectable cuisine, rooted in vegetarian customs and honed over centuries for optimum taste and nutrition.
To enter the giveaway, comment below by Friday, March 17 at 5pm EST, letting us know what you're most interested in learning from Chitra's book. We'll select a winner at random from the entries. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're not on Facebook.