Tag Archives: Indian

Pumpkin Curry

Here’s the original recipe, from which I adapted the recipe below. Ingredients 1 small cooking pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon paprika 2 cups water 1/2 cup dried grated unsweetened coconut 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed 1 teaspoon curry powder 2 small green chilis, sliced 1 teaspoon salt […]

Curry Cauliflower

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons of curry powder (I used the HOT version from World Market) 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 1 pound) 1 cup water 2 14.5 oz. cans of chickpeas, drained and […]

Curry Mania

Last night, I decided to go meatless.  With the CSA booty and my hankering for Indian food, I made both pumpkin curry and cauliflower curry.  They were paired with basmati rice and whole wheat naan. The verdict was… yummmm.  The meals were very satisfying and perfect for the slightly cool evening.  As an added benefit, […]

Fojol Brothers of Merlindia

Have you tried them yet? Their cart was on 11th Street in Columbia Heights during Columbia Heights Day.  I walked by and was COMPELLED to try it out.  Chicken masala and pumpkin served over basmati rice… yum.  Plus, they had a small tasting size called “The Dingo” that just demanded my attention. When I walked […]

Spice Rubbed Lamb Chops

Wash and pat dry 12 sirloin lamb chops (about 3 lbs).  Place in a ziploc bag with 1 teaspoon coriander, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon cardamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.  Leave in refrigerator overnight. Remove meat from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.  Light grill.  Add meat to […]

Indian (or Meditterranean) Night

Friday was the start of my 3-day weekend and the perfect occasion for a casual dinner party.  Since coming across the Mango Rice Pudding Parfait recipe, I’ve been waiting for the perfect occasion to serve it.  I’m also ALWAYS looking for excuses to use cardamon.   I knew I’d have my fill of beef and chicken at […]

Rasika

Website 633 D Street NW Washington, DC 20004 (202) 637-1222 Overall rating –>; 3 stars (out of 3) The restaurant was well appointed with all decor pointing to an elegant, and maybe even romantic, evening. While the decor didn’t scream INDIAN, slight touches here and there called the cuisine into mind. Parking in the area […]