lauki kofta & palak paneer

The little guy has totally taken to t-ball – and certainly looks good in uniform – incorporating his own unique style into the game, with Baryshnikov leaps, dervish whirls, and Incan pyramidal constructs in the dirt.

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Consequently, abrupted evenings are calling for quick and simple meals — like Indian food, known for just that!

These are, actually, both very simple dishes to make, and even more so with a very enthusiastic helper, who gladly — rather, insisted on grating the squash.  The squash is simple blended with a little graham flour, some spices and deep fried into deliciousness.

franz kofta balls

While the kofta were frying, Will took the initiative to wash all the dishes in the sink!

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The sauce is equally simple, just some blended veggies chowed with some spices, then thinned with the left over juice of the squash — or, water, broth, etc.

As the tomato based sauce was being added to the pan, the comment was loosed, it seemed odd her sauce appeared orange.  Oh…

orange is a color and a fruit, and for a few, a state of spring

Kofta with the veggie sauce — absolutely sensational!

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Palak paneer we’ve done a thousand times, this particular one — one of the better ones we’ve done.

would it kill ya to laugh once in a while?

Cooked far shorter, and chopped far coarser than generally (evidently)  preferred, this was destined for a quick warm up before a game, so the spices had plenty of time to set up as it rested overnight.

Both are via Veg Recipes of India — an exceptional collection of recipes, written with very easy to follow instructions and gorgeous accompanying pictures.

One of these days, we should try to make a dal.

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