I think the highlight for me this week was an impromptu dinner party, where a small group of friends gathered at our place to make the now-famous Peanut Tikkis. While our patties didn’t turn out as picturesque as those on the recipe website, the combination of good wine + good food + good friends made the cooking experience all the more rich and rewarding.
Tuesday: Peanut Tikkis
Although Tuesday’s recipe called for a jar of tamarind-date chutney, my friends and I decided to be a little bit adventurous. We made our own chutney by dicing up 2 mangoes, 1 jalapeno (seeds and all!), 1/2 onion, and 5 cloves of garlic. We sauteed the jalapeno, onion, and garlic for about 7 minutes and then added the mangoes and some salt. It was delicious.
Wednesday: Garam Masala
Thursday: Cucumber Peanut Salad & Baked Peaches with Pine Nuts (but I used cashews!)
The peanut-coconut combination in this dish is reminiscent of a topping my Oma used in her Indonesian cooking.
My no. 2 highlight were the baked peaches pictured below. They came out soft and juicy, warm and melt-in-your-mouth sweet. Combined with the meatiness of the cashews, I’ll certainly be making these again. (Soon.)
Enjoy your weekend, everyone!