This dish was part of a menu that Monica Bhide had where she had eighteen guests, eight different diets,- and one cook to try and please them all. Monica's newest cookbook is Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors for the Contemporary Kitchen (Simon & Schuster, 2009) ." I took it as a challenge! I like to throw dinner parties and I pride myself on creating memorable meals.I wrote cookbooks, damn it. So what if the Jack Spratt nursery rhyme was coming to life in my house.(Remember Jack Spratt could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean.)" So it was with this fervor that she had a great party even though she swore that next time she was ordering pizza! AARP Magazine, May & June, 2009 edition. I tweaked it a bit, personal preference.