Friday, January 19, 2018

Leftovers Taken to a New Level



I adore Indian and Indo-Chinese food. But nothing I’ve managed to cook up from packaged sauces compares to what some of our fine restaurants serve. So the other day my partner and I went on a bit of an odyssey to satisfy my craving.

First we ordered online from our local place Indian Rasoi (I understand that rasoi translates to ‘kitchen’ in one dialect). At first planning to stay home and write, I decided to drive at the last minute.

And good thing.

Upon arrival my partner found a locked door and a ‘temporarily closed’ sign and I decided it time to move onto plan B. While I eschew owning a smart phone, having one in the car proved fortuitous. At my urging we located a place a few miles down the road called Indian Chaat Café.

After we were headed home with our yummy orders, we received a phone call from a Indian Rasoi employee. As it turns out, there was an accident resulting in injury. They were forced to close without notice and rush their family member to the hospital. My SO had the kind presence of mind to say we would be coming by sometime in the near future once they were up and running again, and we wished everyone well.

Fast forward to several days later. The chicken vindaloo is gone, as is the paneer tikka masala. Well, except for the sauces. So, what’s for dinner tonight?

My Photo Probably Doesn't Do the Food Justice; Still, Yum...
I thawed a frozen chicken breast, sliced it into cubes, browned them, and added both sauces. Hopefully, that’s not sacrilege. But it smells delicious.

Do you like leftovers?

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8 comments:

  1. I love leftovers, it means less cooking :)We have no Indian food places anywhere near us.

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    1. Oh, no Indian food! I'm more fortunate about our location than I realized, then. I think part of it is the Air Force base and some of the local industries drawing Indians to migrate here. I'm with you on the cooking. I keep trying to convince my father to make the food he likes and freeze a bunch. For whatever reason, he has never liked leftovers.

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  2. Yes, I love leftovers and I love Indian food with lots of hot curry sauces. I wish I was there! A friend of mine had a cat show at her barn and when she brought him over, so I could take him to be fixed, she brought not only some cat food, but also some delicious human food. I love it!

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    1. Oh, to have lunch with you would be wonderful. ~hugs~ I'm so thrilled your friend brought you a treat. Be well!

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  3. I bet that was tasty. I love Indian food. If only there was an Indian restaurant near me :-(

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    1. I'm sorry you don't have anything like this. What a shame. Be well!

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  4. Leftovers....who has those? I am just kidding I have learned over the yrs that it is really hard to cook for one and now even harder since I consume the amount of food I used too. When I cook I still cook like I am cooking for more than one and I freeze with the thought in mind when hungry I can go pull a meal out and have that. Most times I forget I have frozen food, or I forgot to mark what it was, or I am just not in the mood. haha.....take out is easier.

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  5. I love leftovers. Not having to cook... Too bad about the place you wanted to go, but these things happen. I hope you weren't charged for the food you didn't get.

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