I really like Dakshin "Vegetarian Cuisine from South India".
I'm frankly puzzled how I've managed to resist buying that one.
I really like it for South Indian food
, and can highly recommend buying it. The instructions seem long, because you're making all the spice blends from scratch, but they really don't take long to do and the flavors are amazing. I really like that each recipe has prep time, as well as a picture as well.
I like the idea of growing my own curry bush, but in a pinch you can sub curry leaves with bay leaves and a little extra lime.
As seen above, I think Kittee is coming out with an Ethiopian zine in the near future, and I can't wait to buy several copies.