Last week my friend Monique and I made plans to cook Indian food together. I really love Indian food but it seems so difficult to cook it yourself. Monique had done it before, she owns a big cookbook full of great Indian recipes and she had a lot of the spices that you need, so together we picked a recipe and headed to the grocery store!
First we made a Pineapple Raita using soy yoghurt, crushed pineapple, roasted cumin seeds, fresh cilantro, sugar, salt and pepper. We also got some naan bread to dip in it! It was very yummy!
The curry we made had mushrooms, peas, cashews, coconut, an onion, tomatoes, fresh cilantro, salt and pepper, and a mixture of traditional Indian spices such as kurkuma, cumin seeds, turmeric and more that I’m probably forgetting. It took some adjusting the spices to get the flavors to really be represented properly, but I think in the end we got it right!
Even though it might not look so appealing, it was very very delicious!
It was fun to try something new and surprisingly it wasn’t that hard to do at all! It’s just a little bit different, but not rocket science. Indian cuisine is definitely something I will be trying more often!
After dinner we went to see ‘Intouchables’ in the cutest little movie theater in the center of Maastricht, Lumiere. They usually show foreign movies or movies of the more alternative genre.
If you have a chance to go see this movie, do it! It is absolutely amazing! So incredibly funny but also very touching and beautiful.