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New Milestones & Aarti’s Green Minty Curry Chicken

1st day kids

My girls started school few weeks ago and I have been meaning to write a post to share their experience.

My feelings and emotions have been exciting and stressful…

Exciting… because it’s a new year that celebrates a new milestone.

Stressful… because Ariana (my 5 yr old) broke her arm few days before starting kindergarten.

Luckily they both got great teachers and seem to be loving school.  Ariana made a great impression with her pink and purple arm cast and Anabelle has been her shield and playing the perfect role of a “big sister.”

It’s been pretty hectic at our house… Once we all get home, we are on a schedule hour by hour . Eat, homework, shower, bedtime, pack lunch, prep dinner, get online, try blogging… then repeat.

I have been quite obsessed with Indian cuisine lately thanks to Aarti Sequeria from Aaarti Paarti. I just want to try every recipe that airs on her show…  I guess because I have not had any fails with any of her posted recipes on Food Network thus far. In addition, I love trying the new called out spices and ingredients.  I feel like I am learning while cooking.  I am truly enjoying the experience.

I decided to make the minty curry chicken dish for my girls for a great start in the school year.  When I started prepping and cooking up the minty masala for the chicken, my kitchen was smelling so so good… so good, that my neighbor wanted to know what I was making. She was able to smell it from outside.  I told her I will bring her some food once I was done.

I did not have to make any changes on her recipe.  I thought it tasted perfect just the way it was… and so did my hubby, girls, and not to forget our beautiful neighbor.  My only note would be to make sure to season with salt and pepper and adjust seasoning as  you’re following each step of the recipe.  Also, if  you’re like me and don’t like too much fat on your meat, I suggest to clean out the fat before starting any cooking activity.

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  • http://bakingandcookingataleoftwoloves.blogspot.com Beckysbakingandcooking

    Adorable picture of your girls! I watched Aarti as well, and all of her recipes look amazing. You did a great job with the Green Minty Curry Chicken:) I’m bookmarking this recipe.

  • RavieNomNoms

    That mint curry chicken sounds great! Cute girls too!

  • http://twitter.com/SpicyPerspectiv Sommer Collier

    I’ve never tried any of her recipes! This looks delicious!

  • Funandfearlessinbeantown

    I think Aarti is really influencing everyone towards Indian cuisine. I’ve definitely dabbled in it more because of her and I think I’ve seen lots of great Indian recipes ever since her show started!

  • Emily @Cleanliness

    Absolutely stunning girls, with such beautiful names!

  • http://kitchenmeditation.blogspot.com Roxan

    I love Aarti! Thanks for sharing this.
    And I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter breaking her arm. That must be horrible, especially with her about to start class.

  • http://frombatoparis.blogspot.com Frombuenosiarestoparis

    Hello Adelina,
    You have the most lovely girls !!! Look at their eyes !!! (they take them after their mother!) I have never eaten the Indian dish you have prepared but I would certainly love to be your neighbor !!!
    Thanks for your LOVELY words in my blog..You made me feel so good!

  • http://www.cooksbookblog.com Marisa

    Adelina! Love that first day of school photo! The girls look so cute in their outfits. I love how your neighbor actually came out to ask you what was cooking–that is such a great compliment! Aarti’s got it goin on with this recipe!

  • http://chefwanabe.com Anna

    OMG Adelina! Your girls are adorable, lucky you… I have to check Arti out, so far I had no time to even sit. This FB competition is taking all my free time. But Indian food is one of my favorites. I love all the spices and flavors. usually is a long list of spices but is so worth it Right? Your dish looks delicious. I’m so craving Indian food now. lol. Have a great weekend.

  • http://dailyfoodporn.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/green-minty-chicken-curry-from-the-blog-my-tasty-handbook/ Green minty chicken curry from the blog My Tasty Handbook « Colorfood Daidokoro Gourmande in Osaka

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  • Gourmande

    Thanks for this recipe, I have just made it and posted on my blog. http://dailyfoodporn.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/green-minty-chicken-curry-from-the-blog-my-tasty-handbook/
    It’s really delicious. I’ll do it again.
    Your girls seem to be a funny pair. Hope they keep enjoying at school.

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Thanks so much! I am so glad you enjoyed it!

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    You’re the best Anna! Thank you! I am sure it will all be worth it soon. Have a great weekend as well!

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    You’re too sweet Cristina! I wish you can be my neighbor so that I can be more inspired by you :) You’re beautiful person inside and out.

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Thanks Roxan, I just heard yesterday that her teacher broke her leg… so I am pretty sad for her.

  • http://www.mytastyhandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Thanks Marisa! I was surprised too. I knew the house smelled great, but no idea that outside of my window was smelling good.

  • Lisa~Koreanamericanmommy

    Your girls are just beautiful! And I know it can be both stressful and exciting for everyone. The chicken dish sounds very flavorful and delicious. I love Indian food!

  • http://www.theardentepicure.com/ Magic of Spice

    They are so cute :) The dish looks very good…love curry :)

  • http://www.mylivingcookbook.blogspot.com/ Tracy Wood

    I guess great minds do really think alike…. I found you through the Food Network review of Aarti’s recipe…. .I just have to make this chicken soon….. From: Tracy Wood @LivingCB :) The pic of your daughters is so cute….

  • http://dailyfoodporn.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/green-minty-chicken-curry-via-gourmande-in-osaka/ Green minty chicken curry (via gourmande in Osaka) | Gourmande in Osaka

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