Kinda Sorta Indian Food

This didn’t start out to be Indian food, it just kind of got there gradually.

Turned out to be Indian Food

Indian foodI had cubed some potatoes and cooked them most of the way, then did something with half of them — roasted them, I think, but had the other half left. So I finished cooking them. Then I drained them and added some peas and tomato sauce.

Meanwhile, I cooked some Jasmine rice. Also put a big fat clove of garlic into the toaster oven at 450F for about 10-15 minutes. Since I had a puddle of olive oil to one side, I sprinkled some garam masala into the puddle to toast.

When the garlic was soft, I mooshed it up and stirred it into the vegetables. Added some salt.

Charlie doesn’t like spice, so I didn’t give him any; I scraped that toasted garam masala off the tray and plopped it right down on the middle of my serving and stirred it in.

MY, it was good!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write a scene with garlic in it.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Kinda Sorta Indian Food

  1. Dan Antion

    September 3, 2014 at 7:14am

    If my writing lent itself to this prompt, it would be easy. My wife loves to include garlic when she cooks. Through 31 years of marriage, I have become quite a fan.

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  2. Dan Antion

    September 3, 2014 at 11:15am

    @Marian Allen – She has roasted it for certain recipes (she makes an excellent roasted garlic and potato soup) but any and every way you can use it in food has been covered.

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  3. Adi

    September 3, 2014 at 10:53pm

    I am from India and in our country this particular preparation is called “Dum Aloo ( Potato) with Peas! I am sure you made it really slurrpy!

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      Marian Allen

      September 4, 2014 at 6:25am

      I made an actual real Indian preparation? Go, me! lol! I think I’ll make it slurrpier next time, although it was enough to coat the rice nicely. 🙂

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  4. Abid Masih

    July 27, 2015 at 6:31am

    This is so delicious the outcome of taste is just awesome right now I have mouthwatering. Love it so much.

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      Marian Allen

      July 27, 2015 at 8:24am

      Thank you! Your blog is making MY mouth water, too! Indian food is the best!

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