WOW!!!! I just want to say thank you to everyone for all your great input on my Indian Dinner thread- I wish I had pictures to go along with my discription but I had some eager hungry guests and they started digging in before I could even get my camera!
Lamb Curry (AWSOME!)
I used a mixture of a couple recipes I saw (one from a hounder, one from Jeffrey Alford (off the internet) and some of my own ideas- I can post the final recipe if anyone is interested but the paraphrase version is as follows:
Salt and Pepper chuncks of lamb shoulder- brown (really nice crust) in some oil
Remove and add one chopped onion and one sliced onion
Spice mixture (curry powder, ginger and garlic paste, cumin, tumeric, cinnamon, clove, cardomom, garam masala)
Add that mixture and some flour- cook a bit and add diced tomatos with juices
Let everything come to a boil and then cover and simmer for as long as possible (min. of 2 hours)
AT the very end I took the lid of and boiled until the sauce reduced a bit
one more time: AWSOME!!!!
Chicken Tikka Massala
I used the recipe from Healthygourmet (hounder) and it is so great! You can find the recipe in the other thread (either linked from Indian Dinner or typed in "Favorite Dinners to serve 6 ppl.") I did marinate the chicken over night and it was great!
Shrimp Curry- Ruth Reichl's Recipe (comfort me with apples) DELISH! I loved it- Everyone loved it! The flavor is perfect- and it was a nice contrast to the tomato based sacues in the other dishes
Nigella Lawsons red onion and tomato salad- So refreshing! I diced the onion instead of sliced and everyone used it like a condiment along with the food- The cilantro and lime was really refreshing!
Cool Cucumber Raita- Tylor Florence recipe and it was really great- I used non fat yogurt and it was still fantastic- We used it with the food and as a dip with paumpadoms as apps.
Spiced butternut Squash- Basiaclly I peeled and diced the squash- I sauted some chopped onion, mustard seed, salt and pepper in some butter- Added the squash and a little water- covered and cooked until done- Really simple but really delish-
Mango chutney and lime and date nut chutney (Both I bought)
I really wanted to make the Naan and Cauliflower recipes from my other post but the califlower was looking really sad (remember I live in the Bahamas) and my husband forgot to replace the gas tank on our grill- So I will have to try these next time-
My brother and sister in law were so impressed and my 4 yr. old nephwe was licking his plate- They said nobody is ever going out for Indian again! :)
Thanks again everyone!!!!