Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
During Indian week, I, The Physicist, also made paneer, a soft Indian cheese. It tastes great and I'm hoping to make it into something (paneer makhani or maybe paneer pakora where the cheese is coated and fried....mmm), but maybe we'll just eat it straight. Either way, it was a fun, easy, first try at cheese that didn't require anything special beyond some good cheesecloth. I started taking pictures of the whole process, but quickly got so wrapped up in what I was doing that I forgot to take more pictures. Maybe I'll remember next time.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
This week, we've been exploring one of my favorite cuisines: Indian. There are some ulterior motives for this week, one of them being that learning how to make my favorite Indian recipes will hopefully save us moolah with my Indian food addiction. This is Quick Chicken Korma. Now, putting "quick" on the front of a korma recipe is kind of an oxymoron, but this recipe was excellent for a weeknight. Chicken korma is chicken in a mildly spiced, creamy sauce, with nuts. This one used cashews (so delicious!). If you have never tried Indian cuisine, this is an excellent beginner's dish, because it's not too spicy, and the chicken, nuts, cream, and yogurt are familiar ingredients. This recipe, though not the same as my favorite Indian restaurant's, was excellent, and easy to throw together. Serve it over some basmati rice, and you have found your new favorite comfort food.