Monday, March 15, 2010

Indian Home-cooking

Words cannot explain how excited I am about the meal I just made. Indian!
Today was a gross day and besides working at my desk all day- I decided to brave the disgusting weather and venture into the dark unknown of central square. I've been craving Indian food for the past week, so I went to Shalimar Spice store down the street and got some items to cook up. I called mom to let her know I was cooking Indian...thinking I would ask a few questions and be on my way, she got really stressed out that I was cooking something so complicated and I could hear it in her voice--she wanted to jump through the phone and do everything for me. That would have been nice- but I told her that no, I refuse to use a recipe, and that things are just fine( I can be stubborn when it comes to recipes. I think I can do everything on my own). (Is lamb really that hard to cook? Ive never done it before)I just sat down and ate my feast. IT WAS SOOO GOOD! Lamb, peas, tomato, coriander and cumin, mustard seed with a nice broth and some potatoes...partnered perfectly with dipable garlic nan which I crisped in the oven a bit beforehand. A glass of red wine completed the meal and now I feel so fufilled. Back to do work-senior invite, conference brochure etc etc--wonderfully satisfied by my own home-cooking.