Perhaps it's the latest two cookbooks that have come across my desk... How to Cook Indianby Sanjeev Kapoor, who is new to me, but often called "the Rachel Ray of India" and currently touring North America, promoting his new book, and Bal Arneson (a long time favorite of mine) with a new book called Bal's Quick and Healthy Indian. Perhaps it's that I love Indian food and have, on more than one occasion, created a feast for friends and family (the photo is of a gathering before we left Toronto, the menu is still a favorite of ours). Perhaps it was the Malabar Coconut Shrimp I made at Kraft Canada, Or perhaps because there's a lovely Indian grocery shop right here in Halifax that actually has all the ingredients I could need.
I will be writing about the books very soon, but I thought I'd direct you to America's Test Kitchen's latest video that hit my inbox - Easy Chicken Tikka Masala. It had me drooling before breakfast. I always love the tips, techniques and well tested recipes from the kitchens if Cooks Illustrated, Cook's Country TV and, of course America's Test Kitchen.
What's your favorite Indian dish? Perhaps I'll include that at my next Indian feast.