A freind of mine recently graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Robotics Control Systems. He worked with our department while going to school. He was with us for about 7 years. Richard was from India and loves Indian food. Our department had a pot luck on his last day. I decided to make Dahl, which he said was one of his favorite dishes while growing up in Inda. I'd never made it before, and only had tasted one variety. If you look back a while, you will find another thread opened by myself on the topic. I got great reponses for many. I used that info, coupled with what looked like a very good version that included garam masala, and coconut milk. I thought it tasted great. RIchard told me it was perfect. Talk about making my day. He absolutely loved it.
I made the Dahl specifically for him. I didn't care if anyone else would even try it. People around these parts aren't very adventurous. To my surprise, most everyone tried it and really liked it. What more can a guy ask for in life?
I want to thank everyone who responded. You are all great around here. I love it when I can help, when I can make someone elses life just a little bit better, even for a thing as simple as a pot-luck.
In return, Richard gave to me a jar of Tandory Paste, a couple of different Indian Rice seasoning mixes, and a box Galum Jalub (or is that Jalum Galub, sorry, I'm not home with the box right now to see the name), a flour, powdered milk, and baking powder mixture that is made into little round doughnuts, like doughnut wholes, deep-fried, and dipped in simple syrup for a couple minutes. Good stuff and easy to duplicate.
Thursday was a good day.
If you want, I can post the recipe maybe tomorrow night.
Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North