Sunday, August 8, 2010

Shove it in Your Face!

Week of August 9th - 14th

Lately we've been taking a full week to deep dive into a different style of cooking and this week we're doing Indian food. Indian food has always been a little tricky for us since Tiffany is allergic to curry leaves, however when you're cooking at home you are able to avoid those kind of things (yet another advantage to home cooking!) We decided to choose recipes from Cooking with my Indian Mother-in-law by Simon Daley and Roshan Hirani. We've chosen a couple of difficult recipes (Masal stuffed eggplant) and some really out there recipes (bitter gourd curry) so we'll have to cross our fingers and hope for the best!
Menu and details after the jump...

Monday:  Bitter gourd and Okra curries with Chipati (a delicious whole wheat pita style bread!)
Tuesday: Masal Stuffed Egglant with Chipati
Wednesday: Split chickpeas and bottle gourd curry on rice
Thursday: Mattar (Pea) Pilau with tomato and cucumber salad
Friday: Pizza topped with artichoke hearts and green chile (sorry we just couldn't do Indian pizza justice after having experimented with it here.)

Bento boxed lunches continue with leftover curries and hot dog sushi planned.