Sunday, January 25, 2009

Show Me The Curry!

I've become quite a Show Me The Curry Fan! They make everything look so easy to prepare. I was especially interested in trying this Chivda recipe.
One of my very favorite books ever is The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. At one point in the book, the young bride who is new to America and homesick for India puts hot sauce on Rice Krispys to remind her of Chivda, and I've been curious ever since.
I have made it several times now, and it's a hit with my family. I have made revisions each time according to what I have on hand. I don't have fresh curry leaves or citric acid, or a mortar and pestle for that matter. I have used some garam masala and some regular curry powder. We also like ours spicy so I make a double batch of the spices for a batch. Enjoy!

1 comment:

ArtCricket said...

I can't wait to try this! I'm so glad I subscribe to your blog. It is the first thing I read everyday.
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!