Cuisine of India

For the past month I have embarked on a culinary journey right through my back door. A wonderful little store opened up and started selling products from India. The thing that intrigued me most was the opportunity to take cooking classes.

But I also had reservations about signing up until I found out…She also prepared food for takeout.

And so I had to give it a taste, because here’s the deal, I had tried Indian food at several restaurants in a neighboring city and was mildly impressed.  Felt like they were catering to the American palette so I never went back.

So here is where it gets interesting…I really liked her food. You could taste the layers of flavor, and they made me wanting for more…give me more.  To make a long story short, I signed up for her cooking classes and I’m loving it. And I decided to share with you what I’ve learn.  So…

In the weeks and months to come you will see a number of dishes that are of Indian origin.  Many of the recipes are vegetarian, but will be so flavor-full  you will, and I hope, not miss the meat.  Here’s a confession, I love my meat, but surprisingly when I eat many of the veggie dishes of India I feel satisfied.  This could be due to the complex mixes of spices that are combined during each level of cooking.

This type of cooking makes anything, even veggies feel robust and satisfying.

So tie on your apron, sharpen those knives and armchair travel with me on this culinary journey…