Tag Archives: indian cuisine

Yellow Lentil Soup (Moong Dal)

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I'm not supposed to tell you that this lentil soup (dal) is healthy. Kathy says that doing so will somehow rob it of its yumminess. And it IS yummy. Addictively so. Within 24-hours of whipping up that first pot, I … Continue reading

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A tasty new book propped up in the kitchen

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My mother-in-law ¬†laughs when she finds me pouring over recipe books and I tell her that I feel guilty getting caught yet again with Food P0rn. I was actually looking for something completely different in the library when I fell … Continue reading

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Roasted Chicken in Tamarind Butter Sauce

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When I moved from Santa Cruz to Modesto, I had to give up my favorite Indian eateries. No more Aloo Tikki from the Royal Taj. No more Basil Eggplant courtesy of Asian Rose. In short, I had to start all over, sampling the local fare … Continue reading

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The Samosa Secret

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I am eating leftover potato & pea samosas for lunch today and feeling rather smug about them.  After six weeks of fretting over the perfect samosa wrapper, (not philo dough, not pastry puffs, not egg roll wraps … so many … Continue reading

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sweating an onion

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Tonight is all about the chutneys. Actually that's not exactly true, but it IS the first line that came to me when I decided to sit down and write while simultaneously sweating an onion on the stove. Ok, so it started out … Continue reading

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