Tangled Branches: Satiated
riveting tales of how we sustain ourselves
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Last night's dinner was Chicken Vindaloo, made according to Maya Kaimal MacMillan's recipe in Curried Favors. This is a very good cookbook, and I rarely tinker with the recipes, but I added a bit of ancho chile (I like the flavor and color), and substituted tomato paste for the tomatoes, cider vinegar for the white vinegar, and whole dried Thai chiles for the fresh green chiles. The publisher has generously provided excerpts from the book in Adobe Acrobat format. Try before you buy! One of the recipes excerpted from the book is Chicken Fry, another one we like a lot.
I served the vindaloo with leftover cucumber raita from Saturday's dinner, Cabin Foods Parathas, and Deep Foods Patra. Wow, an Indian dinner, and I only cooked one dish.