As I mentioned in an earlier post, Friday night was our "Bollywood Night" at Mimi's house. We had so much fun! :) Mimi and I dressed up in salwar kameezes (I think that's how you spell it!) that we'd found at Goodwill. I also wore my bangle bracelets and my anklet. We ended up watching two Bollywood movies. It was a great night to pretend I was a teenager again with no obligations. Just food, friends, and fun. ;)
The first movie we watched was "Dil Bole Hadippa", starring Shahid Kapoor and Rani Mukerji. It had some great songs and some really funny parts, but it also had enough content in it that it's not one I would recommend. Pity, too, because some of it is absolutely hilarious!
Emma and Piper, the two Bollywood fans, joined us for the evening. ;) In fact, you can read Emma's take on things HERE.
Here's a look at our delicious feast. Mimi went all out when she picked it up from her favorite restaurant! She and I have both had Indian food before, but my friend from college, who joined us, has never had it. I can't remember what everything was called (it's only my second time eating Indian food!), but I've labeled everything that I had. :)
The rice is just like our steamed white rice. It goes great with the chicken tikka masala, which is basically tender chicken pieces in a creamy, spicy (but not too hot!) sauce. Chicken tikka masala is still my very favorite Indian main dish, by the way. :) The aloo gobi was really good too. It has potato and cauliflower in it, both things I'm not a big fan of, but together in the amazing sauce they're delicious! The garlic naan was awesome! It's very similar to a tortilla, but it had garlic and other spices on it. It was really thick and soft, too. :) The tandoori chicken was something new I tried...not spicy at all and very tasty. Mimi told me that she normally gets tandoori chicken for first timers because it tastes very similar to chicken the way we normally prepare it. The mango lassi is another must! I'm not usually a fan of mango, but these are amazing! The mango taste is really mild, and they're basically sweet smoothies. Then there's my favorite Indian dessert so far: gulab janum. Imagine a doughnut hole dipped in an incredible sweet sauce. Yum!!
I have to admit, I didn't exactly count Weight Watchers points this evening. ;) It was worth it, though!!
We finished the evening with "Rab Ne Bana di Jodi", which my friend had never seen. I did a review for this movie in my Bollywood Reviews post, if you want to know more about it. :)
We had such a fun night! I think we'll definitely have to schedule another one soon! ;)
I'm hoping to get one more post in before my trip, but I'll just have to see how things go with all of the packing and whatnot. ;)