Monday, November 9, 2009

Indian Week, round 1

Our Greek/Mediterranean Theme Week last week was a success (the kids weren't into falafel this go 'round even though they've eaten it in the past, but I'm going to chalk that up to general toddler/preschooler eating habits--they like something one time and don't the next; you never know). This week is Indian week, so we'll see how it goes....Not everything is full of curry (which is actually a collection of spices) but everything is compatible with it in the event we have leftovers from various dishes.

  • Chicken Korma (one of our all-time favorites at restaurants; still searching for good homemade equivalent; kids liked it)
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Chicken Biryani
  • Mujudarrah (not technically Indian....)
  • Red Lentil Dal over rice
  • Winter Squash Curry with Potato and Lentil Curry (kids liked potato/lentil curry and didn't care for the squash)
  • Indian-spiced Fried Fish
  • Tandoori Chicken with leftovers on the side

Side Dishes:
Green Veg. (Peas and broccoli work well here)

Condiments (these can all be homemade with little effort):
Cilantro Chutney (YUM)
Coconut Chutney
Chopped cilantro


Rebecca Farquhar said...

Just getting around to catching up on the blogs and I was wondering if you had found a Chicken Biryani recipe. This is our favorite!

Betsy said...

Thanks! I'll check it out. We made a decent version (and easy version) from a cookbook I have, but it wasn't remarkable.