Monday, March 15, 2010

Curry tonight

Indian is my favorite ethnic food for sure. In 2000 my family and I moved to Hoboken NJ for the boys work and I credit NY for my new obsession with almost anything ethnic. NY being probably the largest ethnic melting pot in the world (I could be wrong) this was the prime spot for me to start experimenting. What I quickly realized is that I could literally get anything I could ever want within minutes of my apartment and if it wasn't there then I could order it online and have it the next day. That's the very awesome part of living in the big apple and I loved it. After eating out Indian a few times with the boy I decided that I could do it almost as well minus all of the oil and cream and minus the tandoori oven in my tiny NY apartment so the first thing I did was order 3 simple Indian cookbooks and study them as if for the an exam.

 Next...I ordered all of the essential Indian spices and dahls online and got busy.

 Tandoori chicken, basmati rice, dahl and homemade naan was my first dish and I was hooked. Over the years I've continued to experiment and we continue to enjoy some kind of curry probably once every 1 or 2 weeks. Which brings me to tonight....we're having tandoori chicken and with my goal of emptying the pantry....I've used up all of my dried chick peas to make a chickpea and cauliflower curry. The chickpeas have a lot of 'gravy' so a dollop of thick yogurt and a piece of naan make it perfect.......and it was yummy if I do say so myself :)


  1. Tiny apartment! We probably lived in the biggest apartment around there!