Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A New Request

Not to be pushy but I really really want some Indian food recipes: curry, naan, etc. I tried to make curry the other night and while it made the house smell quite fragrant and saturated my newly washed hair (very sad), it didn't really taste all that great. ALSO, what about some Thanksgiving love? Or how to use your food storage love (possibly could be combined with Indian food love? Garbanzo beans?)? Maybe? I think that's all. Happy Vote Day.

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Hawke said...

My favorite Indian Cook book is Indian Home Cooking by Suvir Saran. I don't own it, but I steal it from my Mom. The best recipes I know are quite high in calories. I have a good recipe for Nan that I really like, but I have never been able to get it like the restaurant kind. I think you need a tandoori oven and ghee. I will post my favorites for you.

Ann Dee said...

thanks heath!

Sara Z. said...

Hi! I am butting in. This may not be the most authentic recipe in the world, but it is easy, cheap, healthy, fast, and yummy and close enough. I've made it several times and served it with rice and curry-type garnishes like raisins and cottage cheese and chutney...

Really the key is to have GOOD fresh spices, like not the same curry powder you got with the spice rack at your wedding.

Garbanzo Stew
1 T olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
4 cups chopped seeded tomato (I usually just use 2 cans)
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
2 cans garbanzos, drained
1/2 tsp. garam masala
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (if you want)

Heat olive oil in sauce pan, add onion and saute for awhile, then add everything else (except cilantro). (If you're using fresh tomatoes and there's a lot of liquid, you should simmer about 10 minutes before you add the garbanzos. This all goes fast - you really don't need more than 20 minutes for the whole thing. This is from an old Cooking Light.

One time I cooked a very authentic lamb curry kohrma. It took almost all day and smelled delicious. It tasted delicious. It WAS delicious. So delicious that it was like exactly what we could have gotten at the Indian place for $9.95 and brought home to have with our own rice. Honestly, with the time I spent and the ingredients I bought, that would have been way cheaper in the long run.

You should see if the library has Mark Bittman's "best recipes in the world." He's got stuff from all over, including India.

Sara Z. said...

p.s. It's really great with roasted peanuts on top.

Tolly and Lennon said...

I will be posting a DELICIOUS Thanksgiving recipe on here shortly. Get excited, real excited.