5 Spices 50 Dishes

Ruta’s cookbook 5 Spices 50 Dishes is published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco. Now in its second print run, it’s the #1 selling Indian cookbook at amazon.com.

Use 5 common spices to create 50 terrific dishes. You won't have to hunt down esoteric ingredients; the most “exotic” ingredient is butternut squash!

And forget about the long drive to the Indian market; just visit your nearest grocery store and buy 5 common spices: coriander seeds, cumin, mustard seeds, turmeric and ground cayenne. Then open this cookbook and start cooking, with no major prior prep. It really is that easy.

Where to buy: 5 Spices, 50 Dishes is available at amazon.com, bookstores around the country, and directly from the publisher Chronicle Books.