Once again, I've been inspired out of my usual cooking rut by the Tastes of India classes, taught by lovely Sangita and her husband, Arijit. I managed a short walk to the store between rainstorms today for fresh cilantro and green chiles, and started working on some of the dishes we sampled last Friday evening.
Dosa, which resembles a crepe, made from a creamy lentil-rice batter, is stuffed with a savory mixture of cooked smashed potatoes, green chiles, ginger and other spices. In the bowl is sambhar, slow simmered with lots of fresh vegetables and toor dal, a specific type of red split pulse. I'm so glad the classes at the Monterey Adult Evening School have started again, and to have these fragrances filling my kitchen.