Thursday, February 21, 2013

India Week 3

Jan. 27 - Feb. 2   While we were in our 3rd week of India, Jasper completed his Kindergarten level on the iPad! He has to earn five coins everyday on his learning program and now he gets to do first grade stuff!

We learned all about tigers. Although most of the kids were more intrigued that there are actually ligers and tigons - very fascinating, huge animals. We made some cool tiger art on velum paper and some see-through self portraits. This is Jasper's tiger, not his self portrait.

On Thursday, we went to one of our favorite restaurants, The Great Cuisine of India.  I had tried to make some Indian food from a cookbook and bought all the necessary ingredients for my Indian Spice Box. We had tried Makhani Murgh, Aloo Matar and Murgh Tikka at home, but we knew the Great Cuisine was going to be way better than our own homemade dishes.
We also wanted to see how they used their tandoori oven. The owners' son taught us how to make naan - good naan. We all got to go back into the kitchen, roll out the dough and then Mama and Dada attempted to throw the dough into the tandoori oven. It's really difficult and really hot! Peter succeeded. Mama failed. (One of my three attempts didn't stick to the side of the clay oven and fell down into the ashes.)

I'm pretty sure, they redid our naan before serving it to us. I don't think it looked this good after we were through with it.

Either way, it sure tasted delicious! We are loving India - especially the food part!


Cedar said...

That is so cool that they let you make the bread! What an awesome way to enhance education. My on-line friend is in the process of adopting from India and occasionally posts the recipes and food she is learning to make if you want to take a peek at her blog.

Momacita said...

How nice that the restaurant owner allowed you to go into their kitchen and let you make your own Naan - AND let the kids watch! That is just so awesome! I'm sure you'll be loyal customers for life now.

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Unknown said...

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