January 30, 2010
We had a great time last night at our friends’, the Bajpais’, house. Nandini and I were celebrating taking the next steps in our writing, and what better way to celebrate on a bitterly cold night than cooking together and sharing a meal? The best part was, I got to learn how to make Nandini’s delicious chicken curry and baingan bharta (a yummy eggplant dish), and how to prepare the dough, and fry, puris—though mine didn’t come out as puffy as I think they were supposed to. Our meal was wonderful, thanks to a patient instructor. I took careful notes so I can try these dishes at home, though I doubt they’ll taste nearly as good.
Our kids always have a blast together, and they joined us in the kitchen, too, making homemade pumpkin bread and cutting the puri dough into fun shapes.
Thanks, guys, for all the fun! Rob’s looking forward to learning the recipes, too. And it was great seeing Yogi!