I posted a blog the other day about my Indian shopping adventures - now you have a chance to see how my cooking turned out!!!
My mom is a huge fan of Manjula Jain's recipe website - Manjula's Kitchen. Sweet Manjula has created loads of videos to help demystify Indian cooking. Earlier, I looked at a few cookbook recipes with about thirty ingredients and 24 hours+ cooking time and figured I'd just give up on making Indian food this month, but I could actually follow Manjula's simple and straightforward recipes!
Manjula's husband films her in her Rancho Bernardo kitchen and they upload a few new videos every month - she has over a hundred on her website since starting about 4 years ago. Here's a great article from "Voice of San Diego" about Manjula.
For my first attempt at Indian home cooking, I decided to make Aloo Gobi - a main dish made of potatoes, cauliflower and spices....one of my favorites at Indian buffets! Check out the video above to hear Manjula's recipe. Here's how mine turned out:
So, here's my Aloo Gobi with mango and cilantro chutneys (store bought- I cheated!) as well as some whole wheat paratha bread I picked up at Bombay Bazaar, and I had a bit of Khatta Meetha snack mix on the side. Turned out really good!!!!!
Yesterday, I decided to try out even more recipes! What you see here is some rice I made kinda in line with her zucchini rice recipe (minus the zucchini because I didn't have any!), Sambar (spicy lentil soup) and cauliflower pickle. It tasted good last night, but even better as leftovers for lunch today!!!
You should check out Manjula's website!!!!