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?
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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?