This looks like a lovely book from the cover and description. I haven't tried the recipes yet, but what is the point of a cookbook without any pictures of food? You feast with the eyes first and then the stomach. No pictures to look at, so no motivation to even try the recipes and no idea what the dishes should look like. Ridiculous. Another classic Indian failure. Roli Books, please speak to your Editor.
I read some reviews that said the book is useless because it doesn't have photos. I have recipe books that were collected by my mum and those are excellent books but have no photo. My mum still managed to feel inspired and whip up excellent stuff out of those books !!
It is lame to rate a recipe book on its photos . The content is beyond brilliant and informative. This is not for the beginner but an experienced cook will enjoy cooking from this book.
This book has everything - Beautiful pictures depicting important events in Mughal history, the introduction has a brief history of the Mughal Cuisine and how it was impacted through various additions of new vegetables and cooking customs from India and from the new world. Each page is beautifully laid out with various recipes from the Imperial Mughal Kitchen. Step into the world of the Mughal emperors, Empresses and Begums and see what they might eaten....learn to prepare those dishes and surprise your family, friends and guests.....