Showing posts with label Indian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chai Tea

I finally pulled out the tea set from China that we were given as a going away gift when we left China. I washed out the teapot and a couple teacups, and we used them. I made Indian Chai Tea. It was delicious. We loved drinking the tea from the fancy teacups.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Indian Recipe For Yellow Squash

I had a good bit of yellow squash in my fridge so I needed to find a recipe to use it up. Thought I would do an Indian one if I could find one since I have a lot of Indian ingredients right now. I found a recipe that calls for yellow squash, "Udipi Sambhar" on Simple Indian Recipes website.

It turned out pretty well. I did not get my lentils smashed enough. Maybe until another time I could puree them. The dish was very spicy. I would leave out some of the red chili peppers until another time. We added some leftover raita (chilled yogurt sauce) to manage the spiciness. Honestly, the recipe seemed to take a while. I would probably combine a few steps next time. There were almost twenty ingredients in the recipe . . .grr.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Indian Cooking Class

I went to an Indian Cooking For Beginners class on a Saturday afternoon. The class was three hours. I had a lot of fun, and I learned a lot. "Take aways" included: note to self, "I need to get a rice cooker and a wok," as well as "I should try cauliflower curry at home, and Indian chai tea." I loved the Indian Chai tea that our teacher Rachel Singapogu made. The liquid was half water and half milk. Some of the spices in the tea included: black pepper, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. I also want to try adding cilantro to my raita like Rachel did at the class. Rachel said she's thinking about doing an intermediate level Indian Cooking class. I'm thinking I need to get to that . . .

You can find the recipes for the items in the pics at Rachel's blog My Indian Recipes. The dishes Rachel taught at the class were: Special RiceMasala Red LentilsCauliflower CurryChicken CurryRaita, and Chai.