Posts Tagged ‘Indian’

why I love living in Waltham

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Today I woke up, walked down the street to Antojitos Cafe and had a delicious homemade gordita and an iced coffee, then I went to the farmer’s market. On the way home we stopped to check out the new food court in the basement of the Indian market, and bought a refrigerated coconut and a straw from the nice man with the machete. Cold coconut juice straight from the nut is pretty great on a hot day. And for dinner we are going to check out the — wait for it — new Vietnamese place on Moody St. Yes, my prayers have been answered and if it pans out I will be able to buy pho and banh mi without getting in my car.

Lazy Indian(ish) snack

Friday, May 27th, 2011

I have been reading that turmeric and other spices used commonly in Indian cooking are very good for you, being anti-oxidant and helpful in fat-burning and so forth. So I have been thinking perhaps I’ll make a bit more effort to cook some more Indian-style dishes rather than my usual oscillation between mitteleuropean, Central Asian and Far Eastern cuisines.

Of course I am lazy, so the first manifestation of that was to dump some Madras curry powder into some cottage cheese and sprinkle in some kalonji that I dug out of the back of the spice drawer, and call it a snack.

And dang if that wasn’t a hell of a tasty snack. So much so that I did it again for breakfast, with a side of the half-made red lentil dal that I started last night. Yums.