Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cooking 101 - Spinach and Chickpea Coconut Curry

I decided to try my cooking experiments on my parents a few weeks ago.  It was met with mixed results. This vegan dish wasn't a hit with my "meat and potatoes" dad, but my mom thought it was edible.  As for me - I've sworn off Indian food (more than 2 years living there seems did me in for a while) but for some reason I loved the thought of this recipe from the second I saw it in a novel I was reading.  The reality of the recipe left me wanting just a bit more something - without some changes this one won't make it into my regular meals.  I found it too bland - again that may be because I'm used to authentic Indian food - but this needed some more kick.
Here is a link to the recipe - this author, Jane Greene, has some other recipes that look incredible so I may give a few of them a try.  In the mean time if you check it out and have some suggestions on how I could spice this one up, please send them my way.

I went old school for music this week while I cooked and pulled out a little Collective Soul - I'd forgotten how much I used to love them.
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12 comments:

lisa said...

I was wondering if you were still cooking Jamie!!
Keep going!!! xo

Kate! said...

Indian is my absolute favorite! I'm so envious that you got to eat Indian food for two years! Whenever I try to make it myself it's just lacking something...

Love hearing about your cooking experiences!

urban muser said...

cooking indian at home is tough! the pictures came out nice though :)

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Love love indian food, without onions. :)

Courtney said...

Ooh, yum! I love Indian food - anything with curry really. Can't wait to try this!

Miss Becky said...

at first glance when I saw the ingredient list in this recipe I was hesitant. but I really need to change things up in my menu line-up and I'm thinking I might like this. it looks so easy and that's a biggie for me. I agree with you Jamie, I like my Indian food to have a real kick too. I love the warmth of the photo, it makes the dish look delicious.

Caroline said...

Oh my goodness!!! This looks soooo good. I love curry :) I will try this for sure!

Clare B said...

The colours look authetic (and delicious) perhaps you just needed to add more chilli?

Clare B said...

The colours look authetic (and delicious) perhaps you just needed to add more chilli?

Angie Willis said...

I might give that a try as I don't like too spicy. I'm wary of too much chilli!! Great music to cook by!

Krystal said...

that sounds delish!

justine said...

sounds nice, it's great to experiment. I read your message on my post about feeling like the last days of a tulip, I do hope you feel better soon! how is the yoga going?

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