Janice D'souza's Mangalorean (South Indian) Dinner, made with many Kentucky ingredients
Janice D'Souza and her husband Jordan Engel subscribe to a CSA and use the vegetables in dishes prepared and seasoned in the manner of the the Mangalorean Catholic community where Janice grew up in southwestern India. The flavors of Mangalore come from adding a few delicious, tropical ingredients to foods grown in Kentucky, like chicken, beets, and okra. Find the special ingredients at Indian or Asian groceries, Good Foods Coop or other natural groceries in your town, or online. You'll need coconut and coconut milk, chilis, curry leaves, fresh garlic and ginger, cumin seeds and ground cumin, ground coriander and cashews.
Chicken Sukkha (This dish can be made with cauliflower or prawns instead of chicken)
Warm Beet Salad, or Beet Thoran
Roasted Vermicelli Dessert: Payasam