Valentine's Day smelled so good this year! Mainly like onion, garlic, and cilantro, and tikka masala. And chai tea.
It also smelled like naan. Chrissy and David's youth leader and his wife lived in India for nine months several years ago. Carolyn came over on Valentine's Day and showed us how to cook this delicious meal! Don't worry, she got to go on a date with her husband - Chrissy babysat for them a few days earlier in exchange for this lesson.
Did I mention the garlic yet? Let me mention it again. There was so much garlic in everything (excepting the chai tea)! Even the naan had garlic in it. I loved how Carolyn measured the cilantro - she just grabbed a bunch of it and starting snipping it into the masala until it looked right.
This photo does not properly convey the warm, complex taste and creamy texture of the masala. If you've never had Indian food, you don't know what you're missing!