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Curried Mixed Veggies

4 Jun

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Being newly married and having some goals on the horizon (ie starting a family, buying a house), B and I try to find ways to save money. One way we’ve done this is to limit eating out, which can be very expensive. During his bachelor days, B would dine out practically every meal, and I, being a student in San Francisco, couldn’t resist all of the fantastic eateries the city had to offer. However, now that we’re no longer busy with academic rigors, we have time to prepare and enjoy more meals at home.

Sometimes though, this can be difficult, as both B and I work full time. Often, it’s hard to find the energy and time to cook fresh meals. Insert: frozen vegetables–no chopping required! They are really a God-send when you’re tired, but still want to eat something nutritious, quick, and homemade.

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Ingredients:

2 tbsp oil

1/4 tsp cumin seeds

1/2  cup chopped onions

1/4 tsp minced green chilli

1/4 tsp red chilli powder

1/4 tsp garam masala

1/4 tsp chopped ginger

2 cloves minced garlic

1 tbsp tomato sauce

2 tbsp heavy cream

8 oz bag frozen veggies ( I used a corn, pea, green beans, and lima beans variety)

salt to taste

Directions:

  • In a large saucepan, add the oil and cumin seeds. Saute for one minute. Add ginger, garlic, and onions.
  • Once the onions have browned, add the chili pepper, salt, red chili powder, and garam masala. Mix well.
  • Add the tomato sauce, stir well.
  • Add the frozen mixed veggies, stirring well. Once mixed, add the heavy cream.
  • Simmer for another 5 minutes, making sure the veggies are thoroughly cooked.
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge; serve hot with naan or roti.
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Friday’s Favorites

8 Mar

My favorite things this week definitely have an Indian flair. And like most things Indian, it’s full of color (and a little spice). Hope you enjoy and have a happy Friday!

IMG_6065My wedding bangles in a beautiful, ornate storage box my sister-in-law gave me.

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A staple in any Indian’s kitchen, the spice box makes my life so much easier by having all my necessities within easy reach. The colors of the spices are so vivid, it’s like a micocosm of India stored in a little container (I also love the more traditional steel ones available here).

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Colorful and elaborate patterns to welcome Spring (via a care package from my mother-in-law…don’t you just love recieving gifts?).