Posts Tagged ‘Indian’

Restaurant Review: Rasika

November 6, 2009

Last restaurant week, my husband and I ate a little too much. I know that doesn’t mean much, coming from a food blogger, but it’s true. We went to Capital Grille for lunch exactly 6 hours before going to Rasika. For the most part, our food was delicious, but after Cap Grille’s steak and crab & lobster burger for lunch, we had to take most of our Rasika meal home. On the plus side, I can vouch for it being excellent the next day, naan included!


Delicious texture but a little salty.



Okra Potato Curry

November 30, 2008

Okra was always this weird veggie that we didn’t get a lot growing up in Chicago. It’s not like we didn’t get it, we just didn’t use it much. My mom would put it in gumbo, but that’s about it. I always liked it, but thought it was just for certain types of food. I really got into it when I moved south of the Mason-Dixon line.

I adapted the Cookshelf: Indian recipe for Okra Curry for this recipe.  I like my additions better, but the original recipe is a little less intense. My adapted recipe is below.

Potato Okra Curry
1 lb Okra
1 lb Potatoes (I used red)
Hot curry powder, to taste (Original recipe called for 2 curry leaves only)
Sweet curry powder, to taste
Garam masala, to taste
2 medium onions, sliced
3 cayenne peppers (or hot pepper of your choosing), diced
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
2 tbs lemon or lime juice
Fresh cilantro leaves (more…)