Monday, September 13, 2010

Naan-sense?

We made our own Indian food from scratch several times this summer.  I posted a recipe here a while back.  Last week, the Hub insisted that we make our own naan as well.  I'm not talking about buying the ready-made stuff at the grocery store that you heat up.  I mean actual, made from flour and stuff, in your own kitchen, with your own two hands, naan.  Naan that was made with the ghee that you also made yourself.

I was skeptical at first because we were already making two different entrees (meat for him, veggie for me) and spiced basmati rice.  Our kitchen is not that big.  I wanted no part of this dough making mayhem but he insisted.  And since he is the one who makes all other things doughy around here (pizza, pasta, etc.) I decided to stop resisting and let him do his thing.  It was SO GOOD that I can't believe that I actually tried to stop him.


{above photos: iPhone, Hipstamatic}




When he said he wanted to make naan again  last night I did not resist.  The first time it was garlic, this time he put in caramelized onions.  mmmmmmmm.  We also made curried clams and a side dish of sautéed chayote (it's sort of like squash).


If you have never seen one before, a whole chayote looks like a little naked butt, especially after it is peeled.  Not the best photo, but here it is.


All in all a great meal. Definitely within my definition of exotic comfort food.  What could be more comforting than dough made lovingly by your husband's hands dipped in a spicy, curry clam broth on a cool late summer evening?

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16 comments:

R Montalban said...

That looks and sounds yummy.

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, my goodness! Gorgeous and yummy - all in one!!! I can just imagine sticking my face in that steam and taking a huge sniff - mmmmmmmm!

Lovely comfort!

Mildred said...

I am impressed. What a great accomplishment and it sounds and looks wonderful.

Virginia said...

Oh wow. That Naan sounds awesome.

We had an Indian feast at a friend's apartment in Brooklyn a few months ago and it was amazing. So much better than restaurant Indian food.

Alita said...

Mmmmm yummy!!!!!

Cherry said...

How comforting indeed - I'm salivating at the thought. Real love is making food for others. Love the shot - there is something very primitive about bread - nourishing and beautiful. Cherry XXX

blue elephant photography said...

oooh i love chayote and indian food can be really good if made well. that's awesome!

Jamie said...

I love this for the theme, and now I'm craving Indian food (and after 2 years living there, that is something I never thought I'd say again)

colorchic said...

I couldn't agree more... Love Indian food! I will have to try your recipe soon!

justinegordon said...

wow, wish I could cook like this, wonderful shots and I can almost taste it

Kamana said...

oh i started making my own naan a while back, and it is so good, i dont know why i never made them before :) not a fan of chayote though.

helena said...

wonderful photos of hands lovingly preparing simple food

Jade said...

Mmmm...that looks so yummy!

paula said...

Naan recipe? Please? The BF is half Indian and we make all sorts of Indian food, but I don't have a good recipe for naan.

ALL of it looks amazing!

Karyn said...

My mouth is watering! I wish I loved to cook like you obviously do ... I love to eat but I don't enjoy the cooking part.
I'm here from BlogFrog.

NinaK said...

Please post a recipe for naan. Would love one. I have yet to make Indian food at home that I love, but I want to keep trying. Love your photos!