Thursday, July 1, 2010

I Love the Smell of Sambar in the Morning

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!


Stef said...

Mmmmm, Indian. I could eat it every day but I too never have the time to cook a proper feast! Sounds so good!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Sambar....ohhh sambar....just the name makes my mouth start to water. And that photo sent me totally over the edge. Everything looks DELICIOUS, Indian food is always the best. You must have read my mind because I've been meaning to make sambar, too. It's been way too long!