Tuesday, January 16, 2007

flour + bauer = awesome

so i go to check my usual blogs today, and lo and behold, smittenkitchen and i had made the exact same dish on monday! well, not the exact same, hers was more delicate and mine had an indian accent, but the idea was the same. lasagna from scratch! and i think i made the best pasta dish i have ever made - better than buttery fettucine, better than mushroom ravioli, better than the light and cheesy gnocchi of a few months ago. and it was all in the sauce.

i followed the cookbook sauce directions, then went heavy on the basil (as it should be) and THEN thought it might be fun to add something a little different. out came the indian spices and in went the yellow one and the red one (do not ask me names, they are called their color, unless they do something, like, "looks like bugs in oil" or "jumping ones" ....)

when the dough rolling was done, and the spinach was cooked, flavored and mixed in with the ricotta, the pastas were boiled and assembled, i couldnt wait to taste it. and it was fantasic. it gave off a hint of curry and the sauce had a sharp yet delectable bite to it. since i was low on cheese, the whole dish was not too heavy.

can't wait to try this one again. i may start cooking with the indian spices in everything! hmm.. itailian and indian fusion food? i may be on to something...

we took some of the lasagna to jason's for more 24 and it went over well. the next couple of weekends should be interesting, culinarily speaking. housekeepingly speaking, not so much. the kitchen was a disaster after josh and i tackled the dough, sauce AND assembly. flour, water and sauce was everywhere. i really need a sous chef...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the spices - chili powder (mircha) and turmeric (haldi)?

11:53 AM  
Blogger Deepa said...

yes, they are! who is this?

12:30 PM  
Anonymous radhika said...

Frequent reader, since I found your blog through smittenkitchen. I also happen to be a newly-wed, married to a Caucasian.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Deepa said...

hi radhika! congrats on the recent wedding!

3:06 PM  

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