I have been cooking. I’ve not just been blogging. I’ve been on an Indian food kick lately and it’s all because of Made in India by Meera Sodha. The recipes are well-written and taste fantastic. They are not overly complicated. Many could be weeknight dinners. She writes with a friendly tone and the intro to some recipes gives you the story behind them or a serving suggestion.
I love all the chutneys and condiments. One of the easiest and tastiest almost needs no recipe! Peel a red onion, slice it in half, then cut each half into thin slices. Sprinkle 3 Tablespoons of lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt and mix well, then let them sit in the fridge for at least an hour.
I even made the naan one day when a friend came over for lunch to help me eat the leftovers from the night before.
One of my other favorite recipes in here is her Mum’s Chicken Curry. I’ve made it at least twice so far, once with skinless bone-in chicken thighs and once with boneless skinless chicken thighs. She also suggests skinless chicken legs.
I’ve also made eggplant and cherry tomato curry, cauliflower and cashew coconut curry, coconut and tamarind curry, cilantro chutney chicken, rice pilau with cinnamon, cloves and cashew nuts, dal (lentils), worker’s curry (with chickpeas), cilantro chutney (delicious and pictured above), date and tamarind chutney, garlic pickle and sweet and hot tomato chutney (another favorite and pictured above).