Pakistani Chicken In A Tomato and Eggplant Stew With Yogurt Cucumber Sauce
Once upon a cold and snowy winter night, I was visiting a friend in Baltimore. The streets were sparsely lit as I trudged along, and I’ll admit I was a little scared – after all, it was Baltimore at night. (No, this wasn’t the inner harbor…) Why was I dragging myself outside? The best reason of all – I was looking forward to pots and pots of Pakistani curry!
My friend promised me that a Mrs. Auntie Batool from Lahore would be cooking up a storm. She did not disappoint. As I peeked into the kitchen, I saw at least one pot on each range and other pots in the oven. The smell of tumeric, paprika, and cumin filled the air. I had myself a giant plate of basmati rice, various curries, meats and yogurt sauce. It was wondrous, in a gluttonous sort of way.