Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Masaledar Chholay

One type of food that I am absolutely crazy about, but don't cook very often, is Indian food.  I am bananas for Indian food.  When I was in law school, my BFF and I would go out once every other week, or so, to Ajanta, a hole-in-the-wall-yet-absolutely-fabulous Indian restaurant near our apartments in Dayton, Ohio.  Despite the fact that we ordered the same thing, week in and week out, it never got old.

Now that I live with the BF who devastatingly sadly doesn't care for any sort of Asian cuisine, I don't eat Indian nearly as much as I would like.  Then I stumbled upon this recipe for Masaledar Chholay (or chickpeas in spicy tomato gravy) in a recent issue of Food and Wine.  Not only did it fulfill my Indian craving, it fit into the Monday through Friday diet that the BF and I attempt to follow.

I didn't think that mine turned out looking as lovely as the picture from the magazine, but it tasted wonderful.  The flavors and spice were strong, the dish was aromatic, and served over a chicken breast, it served as a nice change from our usual American cuisine.

On the shoe front, I'm finding myself in need of more fabulous kicks, but without the funds to justify any purchases; lusting after shoes I clearly can't afford actually makes me feel better, since there is NO WAY I could ever justify a purchase like these:

Christian Louboutin via Saks.

At least not right now.


  1. I've never tried Indian food but I want to try those shoes on HOLLA!


  2. Those shoes definitely look like you, Ash! Love you and see you soon!

  3. I love Indian cuisine since I spent two months in India i use to cook chapatis and anything with curry but my Hubby is just like your BF dont like anything ¨weird¨, my inventions he says. Great recipe