Since moving to Austin, Ryno and I have developed a serious love for Indian food. A couple of our friends took us to Clay Pit our first year here, and it was love at first bite. Last year I bought two Indian cookbooks, but was too overwhelmed by the spice list to ever make anything from them. However, this week we finally made a chana masala dish that we found on Smitten Kitchen, which is a food blog that my sister recommended to us. Deb, the author, of Smitten Kitchen does a great job of breaking down the difficult to find spices and also encourages you to not be so overwhelmed by the spice list. We were very excited to cook our first Indian dish at home, and I'm hoping it will happen with some regularity now.
Last night we did pop out to meet Ryno's brother for some modernized Indian dishes at Whip In. I had an Italian sandwich with a pepper chutney that was fantastic!