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
- 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?