Yesterday morning, I woke up to the smell of sambar cooking on the stove. It smelled like...dinner!
Dinner was coconut chutney, vada, sambar, uttapam, and dried figs for dessert. I think Rob used Dakshin: Vegetarian Cuisine from South India by Chandra Padmanabhan for the recipes. When we lived in Maryland, pre-kids, Rob used to cook from this book quite often, but it can be time consuming to cook Indian from scratch. I don't have the patience. Rob started this meal a couple days ago. Things have to soak and ferment, etc. He made the sambar this morning so it would be one less step when he arrived home from work. I love that he isn't daunted by the process and I get to eat the results. Our stomachs were quite full of Indian goodness last night. Thanks, sweetie!