I haven’t posted a photo for a while, and actually haven’t put up anything at all for almost as long. My solution: Combine a random photo with a yummy recipe! I hope you enjoy.
Sunset over a Kentucky field:
Chhole over rice or naan:
This is an Indian dish that’s similar to channa masala. Serve it with jasmine rice, pita, or naan.
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion (2 small onions will do), diced
2 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
2 cans chickpeas/garbanzos, drained
3 or 4 teaspoons ground coriander powder
1 or 2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 or 2 teaspoons garam masala
1 or 2 teaspoons roasted cumin seed powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 whole lemon
Salt to taste
- Warm vegetable oil at medium heat in deep saucepan
- Add onions and stirfry
- When the onions turn golden, stir in the first five spices
- Stir in tomatoes and add a bit of water so that the spices don’t burn at the bottom and stir until a thick gravy forms
- Stir in the chickpea and cook for about 10 minutes or so at medium heat
- Squeeze lemon juice over top and sprinkle salt on top
- Reduce heat, cover, and let it sit for another 10 minutes
- Stir again and serve with chopped fresh cilantro sprinkled on top
About the recipe submitter: This is from my pal Gaurav who, it turns out, not only knows a heck of a lot about the relationship between language modality (visual-manual vs. auditory-vocal) and language structure, but also makes a mean curry. He brought this dish to a recent get-together and I had to get the recipe. It originally came from his mom.