indian grocery day

is boy’s favorite day of the week (that and wednesdays…). anyways, i’m hoping for my birthday, he’ll remember to pick me up a half-gallon of ghee. food just tastes better when you cook it in clarified butter.


this time around, he came home with a bag of tindora’s (on the left) and a chayote (on the right). also, some “chana dal” and some “toor dal” with a bag of flaked coconut and a bag of tamarinds. (the turd looking things, you shell them and scrape goopy stuff off the seeds to make a paste.)


he also got a cute bag of little, mini-eggplants and a less attractive snake gourd (at least, we hope that’s what it is).


so, in the works for this week will be buttermilk kootu and masala beans poriyal. i will be sure to take pictures for you, even though it just amounts to a tasty pile of goop. now, i am off to do errands and tonight, hubby is taking me on a hot date.


5 Responses to “indian grocery day”

  1. 1 tiffany January 14, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    I love tasty piles of goop-especially of the Indian food variety. We have gotten rather spoiled living down here with multiple grocery stores and amazing restaurants where we can get anything our little hearts (and stomachs) desire. That will be hard to leave when the time comes.

    The eggplants are almost too cute to eat.

  2. 2 Remy January 14, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    I always enjoy your photos. What kind of camera do you own? (As I soon may be in the market for a new one. One too many photo shoots conducted by Archer the four-year-old photographer.)
    Cheers, Bethany

  3. 3 mavis January 15, 2008 at 9:07 am

    hiya bethany, we had the same problem with our old camera. we started off looking for one of those “shock-proof” “drown-proof” camera’s, but eventually settled for this one. and no disasters so far. (we made the rule not to pick it up without putting on the wrist strap, now it’s kind of automatic. there have been many sighs of relief, after trying to fling the camera across the kitchen, to discover that it was safely attached. hooray.) and i like it all right, it has a great macro mode and does take lovely pictures. but only in natural light. otherwise the flash blasts everything away (takes good pictures in pitch black though). here is a link to some pictures we took with the flash, everything turned out kind of garish and yellow. so good luck hunting.

  4. 4 January 15, 2008 at 11:34 am


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