Chicken Tikka Masala Dinner

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“Chicken Tikka Masala” Cedar Park, 2021

Mariko made chicken tikka masala and naan for our dinner tonight. It was super yummy and I ate way too much. Actually, my portion wasn’t too large but I didn’t eat much all day today so my stomach shrunk a bit. That’s my guess.

After dinner I started on my usual 5 km run, but I felt so sluggish that I decided to cut it a bit shorter than usual. That’s okay though… I’m happy that I at least got out there. 😀

I hope you had a great day! またね~

Indian Dinner

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“Indian Dinner” Cedar Park, 2021

Tonight we enjoyed a homemade Indian meal that Mariko made. The recipes are from Japanese sources, so I’m assuming it has been adjusted for a Japanese palette, but I really don’t know. What I do know is that it was delicious. 😀

In other news, I went for a run today at lunch. It was good to get some sunshine on my skin even for a little while. I prefer to run when the weather is warm or hot, but running in the cold is okay once in a while. As long as there’s sun!

Indian Food at Home

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“Indian Dinner” Cedar Park, 2020

Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer, and Pani Puri to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Yum!

During the COVID-19 situation we don’t usually have people over, but for an event like this we set up the deck with socially-distanced seating so Mariko and two of her friends could enjoy some time together.

Don’t Forget the Naan

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“Cheese Naan” Cedar Park, 2020

Last week Mariko made an amazing Indian curry, but there were two problems. Firstly, there wasn’t enough (or maybe we ate too much?), and secondly, we didn’t have any naan to accompany the curry. Both kids mentioned the fact that we didn’t have naan, so I think Mariko needed to rectify this by cooking the same curry again this week, but also making naan. And not only was there just basic naan (which is awesome), but she also made cheese-naan, which was off-the-charts delicious!

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“Chicken Curry” Cedar Park, 2020

And as a side note, I think she made a larger amount of curry, but it also didn’t last long. 😄

I hope you had a nice day!

Indian and Sri Lankan Curries

"Curry, Rice, and Curry" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Curry, Rice, and Curry” Cedar Park, 2019

Today we made two excellent curries: Aloo Matar (potato and pea curry), and Sri Lankan chicken curry. We had planned the Sri Lankan curry before the awful bombings happened, so that gave me several moments of pause while we were preparing the meal. Very sad news…

Before making the curries, I cooked a huge batch of Indian onion masala in our Instant Pot, some of which was used in the potato and pea curry. We froze the rest of the onion masala which will be great for our future curries!

Most of the ingredients can be found in supermarkets or smaller Indian markets nearby so we had most of them in the house. The curry leaves were the hardest to find, Mariko said, and had to be ordered online. I had never seen them before, so those were interesting to use.

I love curry so much, and these two will only satisfy me for a short time. In fact, I’m already thinking about Thai curry! 😄

Instant Pot Aloo Matar (Potato & Pea Curry)

The Best Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Indian Onion Masala (Instant Pot)