Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Preparing the Kitchen and Prepping Dishes Ahead

This evening after my day's work and errands were done, I set about preparing the kitchen for tomorrow's Indian cooking extravaganza. I even parcooked the Curried Lamb Stew, the Chicken Vindaloo and the Muligatawny Soup. That way, all I have to do tomorrow is add the remaining fresh ingredients and finish simmering them. The only items left to prepare are the Lemon Pickles, the Curry Infused Shrimp, the Tomato-Cucumber Raita, the Jasmine Rice and the Naan Bread. With all that I've already done, I should be in and out of the kitchen in under two hours.