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What happens when nine women gather in a well-stocked kitchen when one of the women has proposed an Indian cooking evening? Good times, Great aromas, Wonderful food, and Lots of Laughs. This new group, the Lady Chatterlys, has chosen to learn about a variety of topics – a different one each month. This month it was Indian cooking. Next month it is a critique of capitalism. An interesting bunch, that’s for sure. Teresa is an enthusiastic teacher with a real passion for food. If nothing else, we learned two terms - curry means gravy and masala means mix.

 

Aromatic and beautiful spices

 

Sliced green chiles and ginger

 

Coriander seeds

 

All of these spices were roasted and then ground to make the curry masala

 

Chopping potatoes

 

The start of the chicken curry

 

Curry leaves into the hot oil. Curry leaves are not related to curry powder.

Rather they lend a citrus flavor to food.

 

Curry leaves and cumin seed

 

Asafoetida powder, also known as hing

 

 

Add the potatoes to all those wonderful flavors!

 

And dried mango powder

 

 

Dough for naan bread

 

Forming our naans

 

 

And some vegetables for a fresh kachumber side dish

 

Ok, the naans are in the oven. Now what?

The start of coconut chutney – Greek yogurt and coconut

 

Naan coming out of the oven

 

More seeds and spices for the coconut chutney

 

 

Melted ghee for the naan

 

And fresh garlic too!

 

The finished potatoes

 

The finished curry – can’t you just sense the anticipation in the room?

 There was more food and of course there was the eating and there was mango lassi to top it off.

Lots of fun and shared good food. Thank you Teresa.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Looks like a great time and delicious food!

  2. What a fun day that looks!!! Cooking with my friends is one of things I’m missing about being so far away from home! Always such fun and yummy things to eat at the end of the day :)


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