Monday, May 5, 2008

Balti and Chicken Tikka Masala

A little piece of The Grand Lake O' The Cherokees

I had hoped to try making a balti this weekend, but I couldn’t find all the necessary ingredients at Wally-Mart, and as they are the only show in town, (well 16 miles away to be exact), I had a change of plan.

As Pam in OK City requested a Chicken Tikka Masala, that’s what I made instead. So, just follow me to the kitchen. Take a right at the office door, along the corridor, through the dining room, and here we are.

I will post more writerly advice later in the week, as I need to actually get writerly and prepare for an interview tomorrow for my next article for Oklahoma Living Magazine.


Brit Out Of Water said...

I think you need to make that balti though - I used to love a good balti back home, and would kill for a great recipe!

Janet Brett said...

Funnily enough, I have been looking for the requisite balti ingredients online. I don't know why I didn't think of doing that before, just the onset of creeping senility, I suppose. Leave it with me.

Little Britainer said...

mmmmm.... I love cooking curries. In NY it's pretty easy to get all the ingredients - but funnily enough this weekend I cooked for my boyfriend's family in south jersey and - having been spoiled in NY for so long - I chose to cook a curry, assuming it would be easy to get the ingredients. It wasn't, of course... the curry seemed a bit half-arsed to me, but everyone seemed to enjoy it!

BritGal' Sarah said...

Jan, I cook all my own curries here too and rely on trips to World Market in Amarillo for supplies, Walmart is useless!

Btw gorgeous lake!

Janet Brett said...

Thanks for stopping by LB.
I never used to have a problem getting ingredients in California. And though I prefer living in the sticks, it does have its disadvantages.

Janet Brett said...

Hi Sarah,

This lake is massive, 46,500 surface acres of water, 1,300 miles of shoreline - more than the coastline of California. (I wrote an article about it, can't ya tell?) :-)

onno david said...

Wow, This is a great and different recipes. Very nice site. I love Balti and Chicken Tikka Masala. Can't wait to see your posting. This is a simple kitchen recipes. I am going to home and ask my mom to do it.