6 Oct

Yellow has very quietly become one of my favorite colors.

I see it everywhere. I buy yellow pans. I wear yellow pants.

And this weekend yellow even made it’s way into our dinner.

My parents were recently in Egypt and while they were there they fell in love with … Indian food.  Apparently the hotel they stayed at in Cairo has one of the world’s best Indian restaurants.  Go figure.  So when they came over for dinner on Saturday night I made them a very lightly-Indian themed dinner.

I roasted beets in the wood-burning stove and tossed them with a minty yogurt dressing once they were cool.  I threw together a carrot-ginger soup, and then I cut up and coated a small Red Kuri Kabocha and some green beans in garam masala and oil and roasted them.

But what’s really important is the lamb.  I marinated some stew chunks in garam masala, turmeric and oil, seared them and then braised them low and slow in the oven for a few hours.

They came out meltingly tender and highly aromatic, and yep, you guessed it, every so slightly yellow.


4 Responses to “Yellow”

  1. blissbait October 6, 2009 at 7:55 am #

    the sun swallows you
    paints your insides with flourish
    and births you yellow!

    I loved all your pictures, and WOW! I’m a veg-head, but the beginnings of the food you made literally made my mouth water! Think I’ll take my sons and husband for Indian food today!

    Thank You and Cheers!

  2. lornasass October 8, 2009 at 8:35 am #

    Lovely about yellow. My latest passion is goldenrod. I’ve been meaning to do a post about it…

  3. Christine October 8, 2009 at 9:54 am #

    Yum to Indian food! The lamb sounds delicious. What did you use as a liquid to braise it in? I was thinking of pulling something off with some beef chuck we have in lieu of the lamb. Maybe, it will even swing the boyfriend into the realm of Indian “lite” if I can’t convince him of the real thing.

  4. ann October 12, 2009 at 6:00 am #

    Blissbait — Thanks! I hope you got your Indian food fix. It’s delicious!

    Lorna — I actually thought about posting a picture of goldenrod for you, but all the ones I’ve taken haven’t come out all that well. I’ll have to stay tuned for yours :-)

    Christine — Hope the Indian “lite” went well!

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