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Cook Books

First time tagged, that too, by the sorceress who utilizes her powers only for good deeds – the benevolent Stephanie.

1. Total number of cook/food books I’ve owned:

Cook Books I Own

That’s all I have and that’s enough for me, for now.
I rarely buy hobby books nowadays, mainly because it’s becoming a big hassle for us to carry them whenever we move places. We both already have a big collection of books related to our professions. There is always a library nearby and plenty of books to flick through.

2. Last cook/food book(s) I bought:
That would be the Vegetarian and Vegetable Cooking by Christine Ingram.

3. Last cook/food book I read:
That would be The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey L. Steingarten. Just last weekend, finished reading and returned it to the library.

4. Five cook books (or one) that mean a lot to me:
Malathi Chandur’s cookbook in Telugu is the one most valuable to me. Because it was my first buy and the author’s old world charming writing style is so entertaining and her recipes are pure gold.

Malati Chandur Cookbook Malathi Chandur Cook Book In Telugu- Recipe of Bobbatlu

5. Which five people would you most like to see fill this out in their blog?
(Isn’t this cookbook meme going around for past two months?)
I am going to tag the always and forever a foodie, Shyam (aka Shammy) of Food In The Main.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal) (Thursday June 16, 2005 at 7:42 pm- permalink)
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  1. I have a similar book in tamil. I agree that they are the most useful boooks when you at least want to get a taste of home cooking.

    Indira- I will be passing through cleveland on my way to Detroit this weekend. I read the West side market there is good? Have you been there and what is your opinion?

    Comment by mika — June 16, 2005 @ 9:28 pm

  2. Mika, I live in Boardman, Ohio,60 miles southeast of Cleveland. Even though I visited Cleveland several times,I am sorry to say that I don’t know about this market and no help to you at all.

    Comment by Indira — June 16, 2005 @ 9:49 pm

  3. Wow, you have a big collection:) (ducks face).

    Kidding aside, isn’t Malathi Chandur book an old edition like 50s, 60s?

    Comment by Devi — June 16, 2005 @ 10:52 pm

  4. I love Cook books especiall once with Picture, i have quite a few of them.

    Comment by Kaleidoscope — June 17, 2005 @ 3:47 pm

  5. K – The books I bought all have pictures accompanying every recipe. I need beautiful photos in a cookbook.
    Why don’t you write about your collection in your blog. Please consider this as sort of an informal ‘meme’tation. I would love to see your collection in photos.

    Comment by Indira — June 17, 2005 @ 6:26 pm

  6. Hi,

    I am looking for a soft copy of Malathi Chandur’s cookbook or if I can get any recipes as described in Malathi Chandur’s cookbook.Could you please mail me the same information which will be helpful.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Comment by Veena — June 28, 2005 @ 9:40 am

  7. Veena, I don’t know whether Chandur’s cookbook is still in print or not. I bought mine in early 90’s. Did you check any Telugu books selling sites? or You can check at Vishalaandhra book stores (they have several branches in HYD and also in other cities)in your next trip to India.

    If you are looking for one particular recipe, maybe I can help you and scan that page to you.

    Comment by Indira — June 28, 2005 @ 10:18 am

  8. Hi Indira.. I love your blog a lot. Your pictures are delicious. Makes me hungry every time I look at them.
    Ive started cooking only about 1 and half years ago. Right after I got married. I received Malathi Chandur’s cookbook as a wedding gift from a friend from Hyderabad. So.. yes it is still in print. Think It can be found in Higginbothams.

    Indira replies:
    Thanks for your nice words and for the information, Liz.
    That’s one useful wedding gift.:)
    I went through your blog, you are doing good, keep it up.

    Comment by Liz — April 23, 2006 @ 4:05 pm

  9. Hi, i would like to purchase Malathi chandur cookbook. can u please tell me where do i get this book. thanks

    Comment by Sree Kalyani — September 7, 2007 @ 3:30 am

  10. hi, malati chandur vantalu, pindi vantalu
    maa amma kaparaanikochchinappudu techchukundi. malli naa pellayyaka konichchindi. chirigipote malli konnanu.
    anni vantalu dadapu chesesaamu. avakai ki kuda, aa book lakunda amma ki pani avvadu.
    aa book chaduvutunte naaku maa amma matladutunnate vuntundi. space leka newjersey teledu.
    naaku every word byheart vachchu. thankyou very much for displaying bobbtlu page.

    Comment by karuna — September 29, 2007 @ 8:30 am

  11. i ordered malathi chandur cook book from website just now. i hope i get it soon

    Comment by Shri — February 21, 2008 @ 6:11 am

  12. i would like to know if malathi chandur’s cook book is available in english

    Comment by neeta — October 16, 2011 @ 7:11 am

  13. i would like to know if malathi chandur’s cook book is available in english

    Comment by neeta — October 16, 2011 @ 7:11 am

  14. We moved to Canada in 1967. I collected a lot of Malati Chandur’s Pramadavanam Recipes as a teenager. They moved with me everywhere I went. They are still my reference material. I learned only 5 days ago that she passed away. May her soul rest in peace.

    I love Mahanandi site.

    Comment by Kusuma — September 5, 2013 @ 7:49 am

  15. Hi Indira. I would like to know how to make ‘kova kajjikayalu’ from Malati chendur’s book.
    As you may know , this is not kova – as in mawa, solidified milk. This kova covering is more like fondant – just milk and sugar cooked together for some time and beaten to stiffness.
    I know this in theory, haven’t had a chance to try.
    If you make and post it, could you kindly inform me at all?
    In Gratitude

    Comment by sujata — December 17, 2015 @ 10:55 am

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