Last night, Josh and a couple friends of ours ventured out into the streets of Canton to experiment with something new and fantastic to us: Indian street food. In Canton? Yeah, I know, right? Now, Indian food is not new to us…I looooove Indian food. And I’m blessed that there’s a few good Indian places in town to eat at, but those are the usual sit-down restaurants. This place, Neehee’s, on the corner of Ford and Canton Center roads, specialized in vegetarian street dishes. I know some of you might be saying, “Vegetarian? No thanks.” But seriously, with flavor and sustenance like this, you won’t even miss the meat. Instead, your stomach will be thanking you with all sorts of contended feelings and sounds.
So anyway, we walked into Neehee’s. It’s a small, brightly colored place in a strip mall next to a Bombay grocery store. Pretty busy and not a lot of space to sit, so we opted to order out. All along the walls are pictures and descriptions of the types of food they sell and their origins. The smell was fantastic. Continue reading
It was another dreary, icky day and normally these days make me want to just curl up on the couch and order in a pizza and call it a day. But no, today I resolved to make meal I’ve been wanting to make for…well, about a week. But still, I had the ingredients, I had the recipes, I had the resolve to make my own dinner and not just fold myself into one of Anthony’s Gourmet Pizzas.
Now, I love Indian food. Love it. Indian and Thai food are two of my all time favorite cuisines. I just love the flavors and the spices. I’m lucky in that there are a host of good Indian restaurants in town (my favorites are Shalimar and Mahek), but I’ve always wanted to learn to make it myself.
Luckily, the internet is a wonderful thing. After all, it brought you and I together, didn’t it? It also brought me to the two wonderful people who made my dinner tonight possible. Continue reading
Like most things I cook, I didn’t have a recipe for this per se. I just threw in flavors that I enjoyed in the estimated quantities below and I have to tell you, my apartment now smells fantastic. The cinnamon, cumin and coconut are just wafting through the air and even though I was making this for tomorrow’s lunch, I was so tempted to just eat it all right then and there while standing at the stove. To go with it, I cooked up some couscous (the best 5 minute food there is) with chicken stock and dried rosemary. Josh is out of town, so I more or less engineered this recipe to feed just myself. It’d be very easy to increase the recipe by however many people you’d like to feed.