I have really enjoyed reading all the posts describing festival food and learning about the traditions associated with Vinayaka Chathurthi. I’d like to say thank you for sharing and wish the very best to all who are celebrating.
For me, this weekend was supposed to consist of cleaning the cellar. Instead, on the spur of the moment, I took my daughter and her friend to New York City for a Broadway show. We spent a fun couple of hours Saturday afternoon enjoying the sights and sounds of Times Square before taking in the matinee.
When we got back Saturday evening I put some beans to soak, so I did manage to do a little cooking today.
I wanted to make Aparna’s Dal Makhni — not only because it sounded wonderful, but because up till now I have had the same experience she described: “with a potful of brown water and dive through to find some black dal at the bottom”.
I did not really alter the recipe, but I did reduce the butter just a little to 2 TB.
I was still thrilled with the outcome.
Since I finally made a decent batch of yogurt, I also really wanted to try Vineela’s Dadhojanam (Curd Rice). Once again, I did not alter the recipe other than to add some bottled chili paste, as I had no fresh. This was a totally new dish for me and it was thoroughly enjoyed.
Thanks, Aparna and Vineela 🙂