Indian cooking is a rather broad subject, but I was interested into hearing from anyone who likes to make indian dishes at home.
I'm as white as can be but I like to try new things often, and really get into it. For the last weeks I've been testcooking indian dishes for a christmas family dinner (for white people, who've neverd tried indian food) from http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/ and so far have made 14 recipes.
I've been improvising with my immersion blender in a tall jar to make pastes and to grind whole spices, and have come to the conclusion that I should really find a wet and dry grinder/mixer grinder or a "mixie" (as I understand it that's not a misspelling). Hopefully before christmas. But it's been a rough internet search for a good one, I suspect they aren't sold in the netherlands and I'm hesitant to buy online because of the very mixed reviews on the mixies and problems with counterfeit products.
As of right now my shahi paneer comes out royally delicious, albeit a bit gritty in texture.
I can loan a coffee grinder that my friend used to use for grinding flax seeds into powder, but that will only help me with dry whole spices and nuts. But it will surely be better than my immersion blender jar improvisation. And I will take care not to kill her grinder with large chunks of cinnamon and such.
Do you have a mixie?
What are your favorite dishes for celebrations?