Sunday, December 5, 2010

Indian flavor

I love Indian food.  Since Ayurveda originated in India, it only makes sense to experiment with Indian foods this month.  I started with Trader Joe's Curry Simmer Sauce.

I followed the instructions on the jar: add 1 cup water and cook 1-inch pieces of chicken for about 15 minutes.  Part way through I added onion and red bell pepper for extra veggie goodness.  I served this mixure over a brown rice medley and was pleasantly surprised with the results.  Delicious!  I'm going to consider this first attempt a success.

I'm envisioning local spice stores or perhaps an Indian cooking class in my future.  A quick internet search revealed an Indian chef that gives classes out of her kitchen in Bellevue.  Her name is Karuna, and I must meet her.  Ready, go!


  1. So jealous! I would love to take Indian cooking classes. There are no Indians in NW FL, however.

    I love this cookbook and have made some really tasty curries. Careful though, your fingernails will be orange for days. :-)

  2. Awesome! Thanks for the tip, Michelle!

  3. Hi Nicole

    It is nice to meet you on the Internet. I am the person (Karuna) that you are referring to in this post. I teach Indian and Ayurvedic Indian Cooking out of my home in Bellevue, WA. You can contact me via my website or you can look up my classes on and search for Indian Cooking Classes or BALASEL.

    Looking forward to talking to you.