Ready? I have a good one!
A few months back, Alp was taking care of the organisation of a two week hearing in a luxury hotel. One day they had a bad experience, when they were working at i-don’t-know-how-long-into-the-night, they were miserable with no water, no coffee and lots of dirty dishes. So he sent a nice (!) mail to the responsible person. The next day the responsible person came to apologize and afterwards they always had someone to take care of them. But the apology apparently wasn’t enough that they also visited the office after the hearing with small gifts such as USB drives for everyone. They left a package addressed to Alp and said they believed he would like it. He was delighted to find Vineet Bhatia’s “Rasoi: New Indian Kitchen”
The book is not for the faint hearted occassionnal cook. You need to be curious and courageous. The book actually says something to that sense! In almost all the recipes there are not one but two marinades, and several references to other pages for spice mixes or sauces. Once when I was lost between these references, I ended up cooking two different recipes in once dish like Rachel’s English Trifle! Luckily they had similar spices and no one noticed!
Don’t worry though, we double checked this recipe and only decided to share after eating and adoring it. We modified the original to add almonds and chicken breast. I will precise these changes in the recipe so you can choose between my version and the original.