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January 10, 2009 / merlisser

Melissa cooks: Indian edition

I will be honest. I don’t cook very often and so when I do, it is an event. I live ninety miles from the nearest Indian restaurant. I love Indian food. This is a problem. This is on my list of reasons to move out of dodge. No really, a land without Indian food is not a land for Melissa.

Needless to say, I was all over this jar of tikka masala simmer sauce I saw at Williams Sonoma. I can’t even lie. I have already thrown the jar out. I have made it from scratch before but the recipe I found most similar was one that required marinading for a day. It took a long long time. This sauce was good. It was very similar to the stuff I’ve gotten in restaurants. I was a happy camper. I stuffed my face.

Chicken tikka masala

Fluffy naan

This is the fluffy naan I made. I made it from this recipe found on this website by Nita. (yes Nita’s naan is prettier than mine. Nita cooks a lot) I was a little inconvenienced by the small cast iron skillet I used to bake it on and so my dough wasn’t as wide as I needed it to be. I did however make it very thin and it still puffed up to what you see here. It obviously needed to be thinner and when they said PUFFY, they meant puffy. Also, i was HUNGRY by this point and probably should have baked them a little longer. They weren’t raw in the middle or anything but a little browner would have been a little better. Don’t be fooled, though. I was devouring that stuff.


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  1. Bellesouth / Jan 10 2009 5:37 pm

    Whoooaaaahhhman that looks good.

  2. Melissa / Jan 10 2009 5:50 pm

    Yeah baby. Although I will say, that naan puffs up a lot. My dough was less than 1/4 inch thick and it became the finished product.

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