I'm currently unemployed. That leaves a lot of time for special self invented projects. I mean, I've got to do something with my days (although the freezing cold makes me never want to leave the house - pair that with no job and you've got quite the homebody - which makes these projects even more necessary). So, when Zack gave me this book for Christmas this year -
I decided to try out some recipes from it. And since it's filled with ingredients that are seldom found outside of India, I went to the next best place: Jackson Heights.
Jackson Heights is a great little neighborhood in Queens. It's filled with amazing restaurants (not just Indian, I've had great Colombian food there), places to buy cheap phone cards, saris, and all that great outer-borough charm that you don't get when you're in Manhattan. I went to the best place for one stop Indian food shopping:
Patel Brothers, 37-27 74th St, Queens, NY. There are rows and rows of Indian products.
Even the frozen food section is all Indian-ed out, so that if you're too lazy to cook your own Indian food, you can just defrost it.
I, however, am not that kind of of lazy. I used my groceries to make all of this:
But that's a story for another day (maybe tomorrow).