Thank you all so much for your positive comments about my walk yesterday.  It was tough (especially towards the end) but totally worth it!  I’m not going to lie though – my hamstrings and hip flexors were killing me today!  Ouch!


One of my goals when starting this blog was to cook more Indian food.  I haven’t really been doing much of that as of late, but I have a new recipe for y’all tonight!  This one comes to you from my momma.  I was talking to her on my way to work today, and she gave me the basic rundown on the spices.  She also reminded me to tell y’all that the beauty of Indian cooking comes from experimenting with different spices, flavors, veggies, proteins, etc.  Her message – don’t shy away from it! 

Here you are… Smile

Mushroom, Onion, and Pepper Curry

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 medium onion, chopped

1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

~2-3 cups mushrooms, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 – 1 teaspoon red chili powder

2 teaspoons garam masala (note: this is a very hot spice, so adjust accordingly)

1 can diced tomatoes

naan, rice, quinoa, etc. to serve with the curry

Warm up oil on medium high heat.  Add cumin seeds and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Add onions and cook for another 3-5 minutes until slightly translucent.  Add green bell peppers and cook for 2 more minutes.  Add mushrooms and then let veggie mixture cook for 5 minutes longer.  Add spices and mix well.  Finally, add tomatoes and allow the mixture to simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes.

Serve with naan, rice, or quinoa. Smile

Check out tonight’s 4 main ingredients ready to go…


Steamy but ready to eat…


Tomorrow’s lunch…


Katie mentioned on her blog that Indian food isn’t the most photogenic, and I have to agree!  It doesn’t look like much, but it tastes awesome…another way in which looks can be deceiving!


And finally, a little tip that may make blogging a lot easier for you.  Some (most) of you may already know about Windows Live Writer, but I just joined the bandwagon today.  And let me tell you, it is awesome!  Everything  you need to create blog posts is at your fingertips.  The most annoying thing about blogging directly from WordPress is inserting pictures, but with this program, it’s as easy as pie!  If you don’t already use it, I highly recommend it!!!

Well, goodnight peeps!!  Have a great Tuesday!

By Parita

12 thoughts on “Mushroom, Onion, and Pepper Curry”
  1. PLEASE come cook for me!! 🙁 My life is so boring w/o good food! Anywho, that looks DELISH! Miss you!

  2. That looks amazing. I make that exact same recipe with the addition of shrimp. Quinoa is my life these days, I don’t even miss white rice.

  3. I might be one of the only person who cannot handle the taste of Indian food, well not often at least! Living in Mumbai, you can imagine it does not work in my favor!

    Good choice of vegetables, I love the combo of mushrooms & peppers!

  4. Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I always bring a little lunch on the go with me because I almost always eat while I am at work and I want to stay as healthy as possible! This recipe would be wonderful to make and then take with me one day! 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

  5. I’m proud to say I just bought my very first bottle of curry powder over the winter! It was for a chicken, sweet potato and banana Crockpot stew. Sounds gross, I know – but it was delish and when I came home at the end of the day, the house smelled divine…

  6. Well, I finally took the plunge. This dish was my very first stab at attempting to cook an Indian dish, and wow, was it delish.

    For 4 adults, I decided to double the recipe, but as this was my first foray, I just cooked the exact recipe, then a second time through, this time heavier on all the spices. We ended up “marrying” the two, and was it ever exceptional. Everyone thought it was so good. This is an excellent recipe, even for a beginner.

    Tip- You may need to find a local Indian grocer for a couple of the ingredients. Can’t wait for to do my next attempt at this new cuisine.

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