- Food Porn/History: The Emperor’s Table by Salma Husain; Biryani by Pratibha Karan
- Signature Restaurant Recipes: The Motimahal Cookbook: On the Butter Chicken Trail by Monish Gujral; forthcoming titles by Anjan Chatterjee of Mainland China and Vivek Singh of Cinnamon Club
- Audience-specific: Cook IT by Kiran Rao; Flash in the Pan by Tushita Patel
- Community-specific: Cooking at Home with Pedatha by Jigyasa Giri and Pratibha Jain (vegetarian Andhra food) ; The Suriani Kitchen by Lathika George (Syrian Christian food); The Essential Marathi Cookbook by Kaumudi Marathe
Should you happen to glance at the cookbook section at any bookstore, you’ll see an impressive buffet spread: beautifully shot books, some with...