Thai Yellow Curry with Chicken

2 confessions –

  1. This is my first attempt in cooking Thai food.
  2. This wasn’t a planned meal

But man, I got respect and more love for Thai food now. The dish was pretty simple to make, and it tasted so good. Sooo Good, that husband said he wished he could record his feelings of how good it tasted. Well, that’s not something you hear everyday.

We just moved, and it was supposed to be a night of eating take-out food and doing some unpacking. I was just rummaging the fridge more in the hope that I’ll find nothing – thereby convincing myself that we did have to buy take-out ONE More time. I found this innocuous yellow curry paste box sitting in a corner. Hubby always (I mean ALWAYS) orders yellow curry whenever we go to a Thai restaurant. So I had got the yellow curry paste when I saw it in the super market – and forgot about it😦

Anyway, it was super easy to make – it does take some time. 3 words to describe the taste – love, love loved it!

If you have a palate for Thai food, stop by our home, and I’ll be glad to make some soul soothing Thai yellow curry.

Yellow Curry with steamed rice

Served in a bowl - thai style

Cluster Beans stir fry

Cluster Beans, called சீனி அவரைக்காய் in Tamil is dad’s one of the most favorite vegetables. I’ve never tried to cook it, and decided to give it a shot when I found a frozen bag in Indian super market.

It came out pretty good, and went very well with Dhal.

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Semiya (Vermicelli) Briyani

The valentines day this year was in a long weekend, we had decided to stay in town as i was a little sick.

I had originally planned of cooking something special for the day, but hubby stepped up as I wasn’t able to. His own, semiya briyani. Turned out to be very tasty!

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Coconut chutney

I know, coconut chutney is probably in the kinder garden syllabus of Indian cooking, but hey, a girl can get excited about her new mixie. Plus I don’t use a lot of coconut in my daily cooking, so this chutney is special. I always ALWYAS remember mom making chutney when I make chutney. It’s so ingrained in south indian cooking that she sometimes makes it twice a day.

She used to say – “I’ll just make chutney” or “It’s only chutney”, to me that’s doesn’t make it any less special.

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Breakfast Casseroles

As life gets busier, we tend to simplify or automate certain aspects of it – paying bills through auto payment (though I don’t do it), auto-renewing of subscriptions, doing groceries on the way from work instead of going just for it. In short, we try to optimize life, and put it on auto-pilot as much as possible.

Scratch all of the above. That’s going to be a different post – in a different blog. I’ll link it here when I do it.

Cereals for breakfast – that’s the norm, most of the time for many people. We have been no exception ever since we came to this country 4 years ago – cereals are the way to go when it comes to breakfast. Hubby and I have experimented different brands, and while I’ve settled on a couple of my favorites, hubby still likes to experiment.

Over the past year and a half, we’ve been trying new ways to incorporate healthy cooking as a part of our lifestyle (that’s still a work in progress in case you are wondering about its status). We were on the same page – Why do we still eat cereal which is mostly processed ingredients and sugar? I was looking for healthy alternatives for a while, and hit jackpot when I found Low carb casserole recipes.

A breakfast that keeps you full, and not bloated or sleepy. Proteins from eggs, healthy fat from cheese, and healthy carbs from vegetables. What more do we want? The best part is I make it once, and it serves both of us for a week! No – that’s not the best part – the best part is it’s tasty and hubby loves it.🙂

These days, we alternate weeks between cereal and casseroles, but as I get more inspired by a variety of different casseroles, we hope to make the switch for good.

So, grab on the salsa, and let’s enjoy the casseroles.

The pic below is the original recipe:

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I’ve started adding spinach upon hubby’s request. We get more creative as the days go by.

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Dhokla

We don’t get a lot of rain where we live, and it’s always special when it does rain. Even more so, when its in holiday season or during weekends when you’re not busy. This was one of those evenings last December. I had just got my new Indian Mixie, and was trying out different chutneys. So it’s hard to say whether the cilantro-mint chutney motivated me to make dhokla, or vice versa.

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