Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Book Release Party

 Last Sunday, I had a party to some of my associates and cooking enthusiasts to give everyone a preview of  my second book, Trader Joe's Simply Indian. I am ecstatic to report that the book was received very well by all the people who attended, especially by working women who are trying to balance the work and feed their family healthy and nutritious meals with limited time available. This book is filled with healthy and flavorful recipes that can be prepared quickly and easily by even the most novice cooks with a picture for every recipe. They liked the fact that with this book, you don't need to go to an Indian supermarket to make authentic Indian food. How cool is that? Over 90% of the people who attended the event bought multiple copies of the book. Yay!

 I served food in a family style. Everyone helped themselves and mingled in the party.

Chatting with the guests

Tables ware set with a single lotus candle in a fresh marigold wreath

Trader Joe's Simply Indian (both printed and kindle version) is available to buy at Amazon.

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website


  1. Congrats lovely Komali...wish I had been at that party to taste the fabulous Indian cooking and to get your book! The table centerpieces with the merrygold wreath and candle in the center is fabulous, along with such spectacular food platters !! Best of luck.
    Big hugs to you from,

  2. Trust you do well with your cookbooks.

  3. Those looks very delicious!

    My PINK is also a giveaway so come and check it out, you might want to join. Have a great weekend.

  4. Makes me hungry!

    Healthy Pink Snacks
    Have an enjoyable Pink Saturday!

  5. Congratulations on your book! I don't think I have ever had any type of Indian Food, time to expand my horizons!

  6. Congratulations! The food looks amazing! If the recipes in your book hold any of these as you've pictured - I am sure they're wonderful. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  7. Mouth watering dishes...looks so delicious yummy.
    Heartiest congratulations for your new recipe book.

  8. What a beautiful smile! I love Indian food. My neighbor spoils me with the most amazing dishes. Her father cooks in the open in the garage, so when you see the smoke coming out the door... (yes) I know something good is going on in there ! Love your post.