"Her husband's struggle with high cholesterol & his subsequent bypass surgery led Lakhani to an unsuccessful search for heart-healthy Indian recipes, followed by in-depth research into diet & nutrition. The result is a compilation of classic Indian recipes & a few non-Indian ones, all modified to meet the "current dietary guidelines for maintaining good health, such as those published by the American Heart Association" --modifications that include lowering the contents of fats, cholesterol, sodium, & sugar, & increasing fiber. The recipes range from soups, appetizers, & main-dish accompaniments to vegetarian & nonvegetarian entrees, rices, breads, & desserts. The step-by-step directions are clear, & each recipe contains serving suggestions & per-serving nutrient analysis. The kitchen-tested (recipes) rate high on the taste scale. Appended matter is a treasure trove of information on Indian ingredients & spices as well as on dietary concerns." --BOOKLIST. "--an opportunity to indulge in wonderful-tasting food without pangs of guilt...The book is designed for healthy people who want to control their cholesterol as well as those who need to restrict their diets. In addition to recipes, the reader gets an education in fitness, food products & label reading...distilled into short, easy-to-understand passages." --LOS ANGELES TIMES. Available from major wholesalers, distributors, & Fahil Publishing Co., P.O. Box 7000, Suite 310, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.Lakhani, Fatima is the author of 'Indian Recipes for a Healthy Heart: 140 Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol, Low-Sodium Gourmet Dishes from India Featuring 104 Vegetarian Recipes and a Recipe for Overall Fitness - Mrs Lakhani - Paperback' with ISBN 9780963023506 and ISBN 0963023500.