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Vij's at Home
Relax, Honey
By (author): Vikram Vij By (author): Meeru Dhalwala
Vikram Vij , Meeru Dhalwala


Douglas & McIntyre



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Aug 23, 2010
$40.00 CAD


11.5in x 8 x 0.6 in | 2.03 lb

Page Count:

232 pages


105 colour images
10% recycled content
FSC certified – mixed sources SW-COC-001271
Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Douglas & McIntyre
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / Indian & South Asian
Gourmand Award for Best Indian Cookbook in Canada 2010, Winner Gourmand International Cookbook Award - Best in the World 2010, Runner-up Alcuin Award for Best Book Design - Reference 2011, Winner Canadian Culinary Book Awards 2011, Short-listed

Delicious everyday Indian recipes from the authors of the multi-award-winning bestseller, Vij's.

Pull up a chair -- Meeru and Vikram invite you to dinner. The owners of Vij's and Rangoli restaurants in Vancouver have an all-new follow-up to Vij's, the bestselling cookbook and winner of the Cordon d'Or Gold Ribbon International Cookbook Award.

In Vij's at Home: Relax, Honey, Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij show you how to prepare the recipes they eat at home, from vegetarian dishes that go from stove to plate in less than 45 minutes to seafood, poultry and meat dishes that come together in 20 minutes then cook while you help the kids with their homework or sit down with a glass of wine. Designed for flavour, versatility and convenience, virtually every recipe can be adapted to suit your palate, your dietary preferences or your on-hand ingredients. Clear instructions, stunning photographs, a conversational tone and a paperback format make this an affordable must-have for every kitchen-for first-time cooks to more experienced chefs.

Vikram Vij was born in India and grew up in Amritsar and Mumbai. He studied hotel management in Salzburg, Austria, before moving to Canada to work at the Banff Springs Hotel. He opened the original 14-seat Vij's Restaurant in Vancouver in 1994.

Meeru Dhalwala was born in India but moved to Washington, D.C., at a young age. Prior to moving to Canada, she worked on human rights and international development projects. She and Vikram live in Vancouver.

"Vij's At Home is a guide from some of America's most famous restaurateurs on their specific and beloved craft, authentic Indian cuisine. With a wide assortment of dishes to satisfy the palette, be it sweet or spicy, savoury or sweet, these recipes will prove easy to prepare and provide for excellent meals." - Midwest Book Review

"This book widens the lens on comfort food for Canadians, from signature lamb 'Popsicles,' to plentiful vegetarian dishes, chutneys, sustainable seafood and a delicious butter chicken schnitzel." - Montreal Gazette

"[Vij's at Home] promises accessible recipes, with a sampling of the kind of dishes Meeru and Vij enjoy at home. If they are any bit as warm and inviting as the two of them, I am sure it will become a well loved staple." - Food Network

"Vijs at Home takes elaborate cooking down a notch. The subtitle -- Relax, Honey -- refers to nurturing through cooking. Recipes are geared to busy families and include Butter Chicken-Schnitzel. Simple Goat Curry, and Titapia in Yogurt and Ginger Curry. The book has an abundance of vegetarian options, such as the restaurant staffs favourite zucchini soup." - Georgia Straight

"[Vij's at Home] is a family affair...The recipes come with plenty of explanations for those not so familiar with Indian cooking, as well as a description of the spices used and how to prepare them." - Waterloo Region Record

"[Vij's at Home is] a useful quick and easy guide to inspired Indian food: all preps can be done in less than 20 minutes plus cooking times. There�s a full-range of vegetarian, seafood, poultry, meats and desserts...There is also the occasional memoir material on Indian family life. And some really sharp notes on wine pairings with Indian food." - Wine and Food Books in Review

"What sets this book apart is that the wife-and-husband authors put the recipes in the context of balancing the demands of work and family. It is especially appealing to read how the couple's children respond to some of the dishes and what the authors learned about how to satisfy a variety of palates�A friendly, accessible book in which many cooks will delight." - Library Journal

"While [Meeru Dhalwalla and Vikram Vij] could easily have succeeded on the strength of their culinary expertise, it is the personal touch that has brought renown to their restaurants and cookbooks. That feeling emanates from the restaurants' walls and keeps visitors coming back, and the same feeling will follow them home in Vij's cookbooks." - Edible Vancouver

"[Vij's] features easy-to-make-at-home, family-friendly dishes that are designed for busy households." - Chef Magazine

"It would be hard to imagine a warmer, more easy going introduction to Indian cuisine in North America than the one put together by the Vancouver restaurateurs Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij in their Vij's At Home: Relax, Honey." - New York Times

"Vikram and Meeru are passionate restaurateurs, but they also have a home life infused with the good food they share at their restaurant. They recently shared their love of home cooking in a new book, Vij's at Home: Relax, Honey." - Faith Durand, The Kitchn

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