I'm really excited to go and see the movie the So, Sunday morning I visited .World Market right when they opened, and because I was one of the first 100 people in the door I got a free movie ticket and a Life of Pi reusable tote. World Market is promoting the Life of Pi with a Sweepstakes with fantastic prizes. A trip to World Market is always like a mini journey to some exotic corner of the world. This trip to World Market inspired some yummy Indian dishes. For me, Indian food is about the variety of flavors and dishes and how they all compliment each other. And World Market makes preparing an Indian inspired feast, totally doable.
My kids favorite dish at an Indian restaurant is the dessert. After growing up in the South Pacific (Papua New Guinea), I can't get enough coconut milk. So, this is my version of rice pudding. Lots of cardamon and sweet coconut.
Spiced Coconut Rice Pudding
2 cups cooked basmati rice
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
6 cardamon pods crushed
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup each sliced almonds and raisins (optional)
Remove the black seeds from inside the cardamon pod, crush them with a mortar and pestle. In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients. Cook on medium heat for about 20 mins, do not bring to a rolling boil, just simmer. The mixture will thicken. Remove the bay leaf. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.
I also picked up these traditional hammered stainless steal serving dishes.
I love a vegetable curry. And once again, the coconut milk made an appearance. This tasty curry is kid friendly and isn't overly spicy.
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
1 garlic clove, chopped
3 tbsp. Mild Curry Paste
1/2 cup water
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
1 large head of broccoli, cut into bite sized flowers
1/2 cup coconut milk
In a large fry pan or wok,saute the garlic and onion in the oil until they are tender. Add the curry paste and cook for 1 min. Add the water and stir. Now add the bell pepper and broccoli. Cook on medium heat, covered for about 10 mins (or until the broccoli is cooked to your liking). Add the coconut milk, stir and remove from the heat. Serve with rice.
Beef or chicken can easily be added to this curry dish, just cook the meat after the onions and garlic. And if you are not a broccoli fan, substitute the vegetables for ones you prefer.
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