Monday, July 27, 2015

Shop Block Print and Tikka Masala!

We have no good Indian restaurants by us out in NJ horse country.  So, my daughter and I decided to make it ourselves. We found a great recipe for Vegetarian Tikka Masala that was easy and quick! I must say it was really delicious too and it had me thinking of all things with a taste of India.  It lead me to want to share a fabulous site on Etsy called Shop Block Print . This shop has gorgeous hand blocked Indian pillows, fabric and art.  A pair of pillows from this site will add a well travelled touch to anyone's space.  Check out some of my favorite finds from this store and if you too crave a little Indian cuisine try the recipe at the end of my post. Namaste all!

Kate's Tikka Masala!

2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion diced
3 garlic cloves minced
2 tbsp of Garam Masala paste
3 large tomatoes diced or
2 cans of diced tomatoes
2 inch piece of ginger grated
1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped discard seeds unless you like it SPICY!
2 -15 oz cans of chickpeas
1 cup of full fat coconut milk
hand full of cilantro chopped
I added a bit of pan flour to thicken!

Warm up oil in pan add onion and garlic until translucent.
Then add garam paste, ginger and pepper saute for another minute.
Add tomatoes and chickpeas bring to a boil. 
drop to  a simmer for 15 minutes add coconut milk
( I add a tsp spoon of thickening flour to coconut milk before adding)
Add cilantro cook 5 more minutes
We served it over a fantastic rice grown right here in NJ!
I cannot rave enough about this rice once you tried Marooned with its great nutty flavor and gorgeous maroon color you don't want brown or white rice again!


  1. What a find, I love what a touch of block print can do to a room. The recipe is making me hungry! How wonderful that you and your daughter cook together.

  2. OOOHHH i am going to have to try that rice!! You and I haunt the same places!!

    1. I know we do have such similar taste my friend!! xo hope you are feeling better!

    2. I know we do have such similar taste my friend!! xo hope you are feeling better!

  3. Loving those pillows! And the TIkka Masala looks so good, I love Indian food! thanks for sharing!


  4. Gorgeous fabrics and pillows, I am off to visit this shop Karolyn. Your recipe looks and sounds so delish!

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  5. such happy fabrics...I could look at them all day long!

  6. your dish sounds fabulous! these prints are so pretty and work for so many diverse design styles, yes? hope you are enjoying the summer and finding lots of down time! peace.

  7. I love those pillows...Im going to check it out!

  8. Sounds delicious! I believe I have all of those ingredients in my pantry just now...could be dinner ;). Pretty pillows too! xx


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