Monday, January 12, 2009

Indian Food

We love Indian food.
Todd served his mission in India and he frequently reminisces about the amazing food that he ate and so we decided to try one of his favorite dishes. He made an awesome garbanzo bean curry with basmati rice and homemade fry bread. It was perfect--just how he rememeberd it--which is a first!
I love the taste and smell of the spices in the curry, its low-fat quality, and the fact that Todd made it. It took about 2 hours to make the whole thing, but it was definitely worth the wait (especially since I napped for 1.5 hours while he slaved away in the kitchen). He found the recipe online and I'll let you know what it is in a later post so you can enjoy it, too.
Todd is rolling out the dough to fry it:
Here's the curry simmering (I was asleep while he prepared it). It has garbonzo beans, tomatoes, onions, bay leaves, a cinnamon stick, and a bunch of spices I couldn't name if I wanted to:
In India the people eat with their hands. They mix the curry with the rice, roll it up into a ball-ish shape and put it in their mouth. They say it tastes better that way--and I believe it. It was delicious. To top it all off we ate a scrumptious trifle; thanks to Tasha for giving us the recipe. This Sunday evening could not have been any better. Man, I love days like this.
P.S. Todd, you're the best. I love you.


Merkley Jiating said...

That is so awesome that he served his mission there and learned how to cook things! I am very impressed!

M is for... said...

i demand an indian food fest with the freestones, mostly because it just rolls off the tongue. And because I like you.

Rabecca said...

it looks good we had Indian food last night also that is crazy did Adam ever send you guys the recipes we have?

Becky said...

i have still never tasted any of todd's fine indian food-making skills. one of these days i guess. your post made me drool. i love indian food and we never get it here in arizona.

Nakita Ellis said...

Please share the recipes when you have a moment, I LOVE indian food, but don't want to go to the trouble of trying out recipes that don't end up tasting good. P.S. Henry is so darn cute, looks like he sure is growing up!