Although Passion for Spices ( founder and CEO May Fridel has written “Indian Cuisine Diabetes Cookbook” ( to meet the nutritional guidelines of the American Diabetes Association, this extensive cookbook will appeal to anyone who wants to learn more about creating bold-flavored, colorful yet wholesome meals inspired by the culinary traditions of India and South Asia.

As the portfolio of four-color photographs included in this guide will attest, Indian dishes are attractive to the eye as well as the palate. Most of the recipes involve the inclusion of quite a few savory and spice ingredients native to Indian cuisine, some specialty food shopping is advised before creating any of the recipes presented, which range from such basics as cottage cheese and yogurt to more complex choices as Keralan Fish Stew and Mini Pooris with Purple Potato Filling.  Fridel’s easy to follow directions and ingredient exchange ideas will help even kitchen novices soon master the fine art of healthy Indian cuisine.

Indian Cuisine Diabetes Cookbook by May Abrham Fridel – Gotta Love It!