With fond memories on all the fantastic food I sampled in the Gujarat, India, and being boosted by the recent gift of The India Cookbook, we made our own India-style feast for two yesterday. From top left to bottom right:
Papaya with black onion seeds (we couldn’t get decent Mango at this time of the year),
Spicy Lentil soup (which turned out very hot but worked well with the milder parts of the meal),
Crispy Chilli Paneer (which could have been hotter but was lovely and crunchy),
Curried Tomatoes and Onions (which were absolutely spot-on),
Curried Aubergines with Yoghurt and Tamarind (which were lovely),
Mutton curry in yoghurt and spices (yummy and rich in aroma), and
Chapatis (which puffed up only half, then burst and released the steam, preventing the other half from puffing up. I should have held them down first, as was written in the book.
All in all, we were pleased, thought it tasted like the real thing, and the house certainly smelled fantastic.