Dear Friends of Mukti’s Kitchen:
This is a photo of a simple, home-made Indian dinner to let you know that you can cook it easily in a relatively short period of time. I invite you to try it too.
Why am I saying this?
Because, my husband made this dinner two days ago, on Monday, after coming back from work. He invited a friend to join him for dinner. Both men are now living in New York in this harsh winter all by themselves, because their wives are now traveling India and having a great time.
If he can cook it on a weekday after returning from work, you can do it too.
He said he made plain rice (draining off the starch), dal (lentils), cauliflower stir fry, some eggplant fritters dipped in besan (chickpea flower), a little tomato and cucumber salad with lime juice, and his favorite North Indian chicken curry. He made them all mild — spicy but mild — keeping in mind that his American friend does not like it too spicy or hot.
He kept a small amount of hot pickle in a small saucer, which he did not share with his American friend 🙂
I am glad he didn’t.
Have a wonderful day. I am returning to New York very soon.
Eager to see you and resume our cooking classes too.
Writing from Kerala, South India (literacy rate in this state is 95%)