Monday, June 28, 2010

New Group: My Kitchen, My World Goes to India

This post is evidence that it is possible for one's arm to be twisted remotely. I absolutely, positively had no intention of joining anther cooking or baking group (well, I'm waiting for one to become official, but other than that). But my blogging and Twitter friend Kayte invited me to cook along with her on two Indian recipes she was making for My Kitchen, My World. We LOVE Indian food, so I gladly joined her for making hara shorva (a green soup) and chicken in a red pepper sauce. Both recipes can be found in Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking.

The soup starts with a base of potatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, peas, chile and spices which is cooked and then pureed in the blender before being finished with cream. It was very easy and delicious. You can find the recipe here.

The chicken and red peppers uses a cooked pureed spice and vegetable mixture like many curries do, to which cubed chicken is added (along with some water) and then simmered until the chicken is done. It was delicious and could easily take a place in the rotation here. Check out the recipe here.

My Kitchen, My World has a monthly recipe assignment based on a country selected by the month's host (this time, our host was another Twitter buddy, Margaret of Tea & Scones). Honestly, I don't think any other cuisine could have gotten me to join another group!


natalia said...

How wonderful and full of aromas ! You are right about cooking groups !!

Kayte said...

Twisted your arm??? I said, "I'm cooking Indian..." and you said, "I'll cook with you, I love Indian food!" Okay, Margaret and I did twist a bit for joining the group, but that's because we love cooking/baking with you so much and we knew it would be even more fun with you around! We were right. Your food looks nicely done up on that table, etc. My post will be up on Wednesday because I'm not done exploring India yet! Our results on these two look remarkably similar! That must mean we did it right. Very fun cooking with you.

Anonymous said...

These both look wonderful. I'm cooking Indian with the group too, also thanks to Kayte! I'll have my post up on Wed.

Hanaâ said...

That looks delicious. I love Indian food (I just made Samosas over the weekend!). Oh man, I am in enough groups already but I'll seriously think about this one. We gotta eat, right? :o)