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There’s No Place Like Home for Indian Food (in Corvallis)

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Really Lovely Red Lentils with Ninkasi Brewery (from Eugene) Domination IPA

Really Lovely Red Lentils with Ninkasi Brewery (from Eugene) Domination IPA

Sadly, we weren’t enthralled with the meal we had at at Nirvana, the newer Indian restaurant in Corvallis. Dan said the Lamb Vindaloo and Mushroom Mattar sauces tastes ketchup-y. We’re heard the other place here, Evergreen, isn’t that great, but at least they do have South Indian veg dishes like Masala Dosa. How I miss the Woodlands in Charlotte, perhaps the best Indian I have had in the U.S. And I loved the thali Indian tapas-style lunch specials at Indigma in Baltimore.

For now though here, we’re content to cook Indian at home. Tonight I whipped up a really simple red lentil curry dish I found in The Thymes, the monthly newsletter of our food co-op. (See the recipe below). I only used one can of coconut milk, adding more water instead, and substituted some leftover scraps of collards and kale instead of the swiss chard. Throw any vegetables in the bin in! I also made cucumber raita as a condiment to give the dal more creaminess.


Written by baltimoregon

January 25, 2009 at 3:16 am

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  1. These lentils sounds great and we have TONS of red lentils given to us by Will’s classmate, after Will complained about having a hard time finding them. We normally make a recipe that sounds exactly like this but without the coconut milk. I think the coconut milk will make a good addition though.


    January 30, 2009 at 3:53 pm

  2. Yeah it makes it creamier! Did you get used to red lentils in London? Finally I posted an easy recipe, huh?!


    January 30, 2009 at 3:56 pm

  3. Although it’s been awhile since you posted this, the idea to sometime visit Indigma stuck with me. We made it down there over the weekend and it was some really delicious food. Thanks for the recommendation!


    February 10, 2009 at 6:56 am

  4. Oh great Shannon. Do I know you? I’m hoping to eat lunch at Indigma when I’m back in Baltimore.


    February 10, 2009 at 12:08 pm

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