Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Indian Beef, Zucchini & Muffin - 2/18/2008

When most people think of Indian food, the first thing to come to mind is usually curry. This food does not have any curry, but is still pretty good.

Indian Beef & Zucchini

The main course is a beef dish, though it should probably be made with lamb. The beef is stir-fried with garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, cumin, cinnamon, and allspice. Then some onions and garlic are cooked separately, then combined with the beef and some toasted pine nuts.

The first side dish is supposed to be served as a cold salad, but I'm not a fan of cold zucchini, so I ate it warm. Some zucchini is sauteed with garlic, mint and lemon juice. After it is tender, raisins and pine nuts are added. The second side dish is a broccoli-cheddar muffin. I know it does not fit the other two dishes, but I was in the mood for a muffin and I figured this was a way to keep it moderately healthy-ish.