Warning: This is going to be a long (but delicious!) post.
One of the reasons I like DC area is diversity: diversity of culture, food, and people. This past Sunday night represents this diversity quite well.
My friend Radha is Indian, and Anna and I talked her into hosting an Indian dinner. Of course we were more than happy to come over several hours before the guests (Jenn, Adrienne and Eileen) arrived and get cooking! [Anna is on the left]
Here is a recap of the dishes: Raita (yogurt, tomatoes, red onion), Samosas (store-bought: with potatoes and peas) with mint chutney, Rice, Chicken (with fresh tomato puree, garlic/ginger paste, green peppers, cumin seeds and a bit of ketchup!), spinach with paneer, and (not pictured) naan.
If you want mor detailed recipes, let me know.