Saturday, March 19, 2011
Too many chapatis
This afternoon we took a cooking class with Shaila.
She demonstrated cooking some dishes that would comprise a South Indian Thali:
Brinjal (egplant) Potato Masala
And a few different rotis and chapatis.
The finished products were delicious.
Marika making a chapati.
Shaila and me. My face is covered with paint, courtesy of some passing young boys celebrating Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors and marking the start of spring.
Me and the 83-year-old helper.
While I don't see myself making an entire Thali anytime in the near or distant future, I like seeing the process and learning the combination of spices that are used. I even bought myself a masala spice box so I can have my own collection of spices. I do plan on using more cumin, curry, turmeric and coriander when I cook veggies!