August 25, 2012
I did a little better making these than the aloo paratha debacle. But it was still quite a production. I wish I had someone on staff to make this stuff for me.
Like the paratha, this is a stuffed bread, only it’s baked naan with onions instead of fried flatbread with potatoes. I used Bittman’s recipe, which isn’t online, but it’s just a basic naan recipe with all kinds of spices stuffed inside. It turns out pretty spicy, which is okay, but I would have dialed back on the cilantro. I have a friend who thinks cilantro tastes like soap, and this recipe made me think she might have a point. (Apprantly cilantro haters are legion; read more about the raging cilantro debate here.)
July 14, 2012
I finally got to the Indian restaurant — went with work-buddy Kelly, since no one in my family would go with me. (My husband had a bad Indian food experience outside of San Francisco that he’s never gotten over.) The buffet had some things I’ve already tried: curry chicken, palak paneer, naan (yum!). And lots of things I haven’t: tadka dahl, tandori chicken, onion pakora, kheer (rice pudding) with gulab jamun (Indian donut?). All very good. But my favorite was the deep-fried onion pakora (total no-brainer) and the dahl mixed with basmati rice.
June 30, 2012
Since I’m the queen of taking food out-of-context, I made a toasted naan and tuna sandwich. Non-traditional, sure. But super good.