February: Indian Food

OK, so remember how I said that for the month of February, we were going to cook ethnic food only; changing each week to a new country. We decided that was a bad idea. Instead, we’ll just focus on a new country each month. This month is going to be Indian food. I’ve never really been too interested in Indian food; partly because when you live in rural areas, Indian restaurants are hard to find. Plus, I’ll be honest–it never sounds good. However, last weekend my brother’s fiancĂ©e Melissa and I went to an Indian restaurant where we split an order of coconut chicken curry and naan bread. I completely loved it. Completely.

On that note, I am on the lookout for several meal/recipe ideas, because I know basically nothing about Indian food. What’s popular? What is a good classic dessert?

Here’s what I have on this month’s menu so far:

Coconut Chicken Curry (of course)

Naan bread (also, of course)

Tandoori Chicken

Maharaja Curry with Lamb

I’m looking for 3-4 other recipes. Also, does anyone know of any ethnic markets nearby that would have ingredients for Indian food? Would it be weird to buy stuff like garam masala off Amazon?

I know some of you have had Indian food. Please help me with any ideas or suggestions.