I like eating Indian food but as my OH was not too keen, the only time I would get to go out to an Indian restaurant was with my girlfriends which is about once every three months or so.
I started to try a few recipes from various cookery books and found that, with the help of some very good sauces I can make authentic tasting Indian meals at home! I particularly like the Balti pastes and have developed my own chicken balti dish, which even the OH likes eating!
After watching several cookery programmes I wanted to buy a “masala dabba” or Indian spice box as they look so lovely full of the colourful spices used in Indian cookery. I eventually found one on amazon of all places. Then I wanted the spices to go in it and found them all at spices of India. I expect I could get them in a supermarket, but I thought I would be authentic the first time round!
Whilst I still have the occasional problems cooking rice, I love being able to eat Indian food at home and even my OH now has his own favourites.