I think I Need a New Rack

While shopping for grocery a couple of weeks ago and carefully navigating the cart up and down the aisles I came upon the ethnic foods isle. I am usually partial to the Mediterranean, Mexican, Italian, and Asian cuisine products but for some reason the Tasty Bite packets were calling my name. I lean more towards a vegetarian preference when it comes to food as opposed to my hubby who is more meat and potatoes. So meal time can be tricky in our house to say the least, especially when you add our preschooler and toddler to the mix.  So I decided to grab a couple pouches and give it a try. I found that I am a fan of Channa Masala, Jodhpur Lentils, Vegetable Korma, and Kashmir Spinach.

In fact for lunch today I had Vegetable Korma and Passion Orange Guava Juice, yum!

So I figured I’d research some recipes and see if could make my own Indian dishes.  What I found was that the majority incorporate the following spices.

  • Chili peppers
  • Mustard seed
  • Turmeric
  • Fenugreek seed
  • Curry Powder
  • Ginger root
  • Coriander seed
  • Cumin seed and garlic
  • And a spice blend known as garam masala (cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, pepper, cumin and coriander)

So first things first, I need a new rack. Spice rack that is, thought I would clarify. My old one just isn’t doing it for me anymore. I need something updates, stylish, yet functional. So I did some more research, this time on kitchen spice racks and came across these cool spice racks…..



Leave it up to me to find some way to purchase something new for the kitchen based upon a new interest in Indian food. Now if only there was a way to get a new refrigerator out of this new culinary endeavor?

Have you ever had Indian food? Do you like it? Have you ever made Indian food? If you have I would be open to any suggestions, recommendations for recipes, etc. Also, do you have any suggestions for getting the rest of my family to enjoy Indian food especially my meat and potatoes hubby?




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6 Comments on “I think I Need a New Rack”

  1. Alison
    July 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    It is so funny that you posted this because we just had tandoori chicken burgers on Sat. Lol They actually called for garam marsala and Todd made a delicious yogurt sauce to go on them instead of mayo. I will send you the recipe! I may be overly optimistic but I think Scott may go for them.

    • July 16, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

      No way, what are the chances that you just had Indian food and here I am blogging about it? Mm… that sounds delicious. I would love the recipe, thank you Alison.

  2. Tammy
    July 16, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    We love Indian. When we travel we always try to find an Indian restaurant. Most deliver and we have Indian picnics in our hotel room.

    • July 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

      Indian picnics, I love that!! What a great idea, why cook when you can dial, lol! Thank you for sharing Tammy

  3. July 16, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

    One of our family’s favorites is Tandoori chicken with yogurt sauce and naan bread. It’s one of the very few meals that produces no leftovers, which is nothing short of a miracle. I found the recipe at Food Network. I usually serve it with couscous, which, while not Indian, is about as exotic as we get with our grains/starches.

    • July 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

      I checked out the recipe on Food Network and it looks delicious. Couscous seems like the perfect pairing. I think my kiddos would definitely enjoy this! Thank you Shel

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