That is, food.
My wife is not the biggest fan of lamb, but my daughter likes it much as I do1. Since my daughter was left home with me over this past weekend2, I had intended to make us something with lamb. Even got it from the local Publix. However, Jenna kept on going out and doing teenager-y things, and it just didn’t happen.
However, that meant I still have lamb. And, well, it wants to be eaten! And in respect of my wife, I chose two dishes to make for dinner, one lamb and one chicken. Those choices? Aloo gosht (Delhi-style lamb cooked with potatoes) and Murgh aur masoor dal3 (Bombay-style chicken with red split lentils). Both recipes are out of Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cooking (link below).
Both dishes were wonderful. The lamb was super tender, the smell intoxicating, the spice level underwhelming. But I knew Jenna would not want the lamb very spicy, and Kim would not tolerate the chicken spicy, either. Despite that, the flavor was excellent. While I love lamb and get it rarely, I think the flavor of the dal was my favorite. It was a mix of nutty, spicy, savory and light citrus. Mmmm.
Everyone seemed to enjoy and there was plenty to go around. Can’t really beat that.
- A lot.
- The rest ditched us at home and went to the Banner Elk/Boone, NC area, to ski, snowshoe and sit by the fire.
- Well, actually it was toor dal (yellow split lentils), as I found out midstream that we had run out of the red.
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