So today’s the day we start cooking up an Indian feast. Is everyone ready to experience a taste of the far East? I’m starting out day one of this series with a guest post over at Anniebakes. You can read the story behind the meals here and then head over to Anne’s to grab up a copy of the recipe!
When Anne asked me if I’d guest blog for her I didn’t even have to stop and think about it. My immediate response was absolutely! I fell in love with Anne’s blog from the moment I stumbled upon it. Her recipes are always delicious, creative and easy enough for even beginner cooks to assemble and enjoy. And then there’s Anne. She’s witty, smart, fun and one of the nicest people you’ll have the pleasure of meeting. I love that Anne lives in the same place I grew up vacationing to as a child. We’ve shared several personal connections along the way that have helped to make her into the awesome blogging friend that she is to me today. Thanks so much for welcoming me to your blog Anne!
The story behind this meal started back a month or so ago when I decided to have a couple of friends, Kate and Ekata, over for a playdate . Kate and I had been asking Ekata to share with us some of her delicious Indian recipes so we decided the playdate would be a cooking playdate for the adults in addition to the traditional playdate for the boys (we have 6 boys between the three of us; yes it was a crazy house for a few hours).
Ekata picked out four different Indian foods to cook; daal, Aloo Ghobhi, traditional Indian rice, and roti. Kate and I agreed to be Sous chefs and Ekata got to work on cooking up the grub. With no recipes to work off of and a combination of ingredients she brought from home and a bit of scrounging in my pantry, she put together a lunch fit for a 5 star Indian restaurant.
Ekata showed us everything from what type of spices to buy and where to find the best ones, to how to roll a perfect roti.
We ended the playdate with full tummies and a new found appreciation and knowledge of Indian food. So, of course, I knew the minute my house cleared out that I would definitely be trying to repeat the magical meal that just occurred within my four walls.
As it turns out, I attempted two of the four dishes and threw in one of my own for good measure. Today we’ll be focusing on the staple for all indian food; the traditional indian rice. Are you ready? If so, then head on over to Annie Bakes to grab the recipe for part one of our Indian feast!
Thanks again Anne for allowing me the opportunity to share your blog (and your kitchen!) with you. And be sure to stop back at Mommie Cooks tomorrow and Friday for parts two and three of our delicious Indian meal!
Sounds great! I'll definitely stop by Anniebakes. I love the connections blogger's make!
Salsa Verde says
I love indian food. What a great menu!!
That's so much fun! I will head over to Annie's 🙂
Ma What's 4 dinner says
MMMM, love me the indian food. Going over to Annie's to check out things there.
Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's for Dinner
5 Star Foodie says
Heading over to Annie's to check out the recipe!
What a wonderful cooking experience! I must say that I'm jealous. I can only imagine how great all of those dishes tasted. I'm going over to check out Annie's blog!
Thanks for teh great guest post! I only wish I was clever enough to get the pictures up-you'd think I'd know these things after doing this for over a year! But, I appreciate the day off, whew, I sure needed it today!!
Ya know, I've never had Indian food, but I'd love to try!
I looooove Ekata's blouse, btw.
Cannot say we have ever eaten too much Indian food…but I am intrigued..so heading over to check it out! Thanks for linking to Tickled Pink a couple weeks ago…I took a little (unexpected break) but I am back!
Julie @ Willow Bird Baking says
I loved the post, Julie! Indian food is some of my faaaaavorite!
Love Indian food. Going to Annie's to see your post!
Indian food is fantastic, we have some great Indian food in Toronto. Headed over to Annie's now……..
Lazaro Cooks! says
Indian food is amazing. Great guest post. Fantastic job.
A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says
What fun! I love cooking get-togethers. Can't wait to see whats next!
I am VERY into this series! We love Indian food over here– the whole crew ages 4-42!
what fun! judging by the roti techinique, i can tell i'd be absolutely delighted to participate…and eat. 🙂
As I type…Ryan and I are making this recipe! We saw it earlier this morning and we went to the store to buy the few ingredients we were missing. Thanks so much for sharing Julie…we are now going to enjoy a yummy meal!
Mandy's Life After 30 says
I am stopping by from Annie Bakes. What a great recipe. Looks and sounds delicious. Your photos are fabulous by the way! I've never made Indian style food before but I think I'm going to try it soon. Thank you for sharing this with us. Many best wishes to you!