today prepared bengali dishes for lunch ,everything tasted good,.and yummy,..infact i was licking my fingers,..as i had prepared everything for the first time,..really enjoyed cooking,..ya it was tiring..but after eating i forgot everything,..felt so relaxed after eating,.that i didnt realize when i slept off while doing the strip for the comic event...:-)..
had prepared green mango curry yesterday which went well with the other dishes
three medium green mangoes(peeled and cut into wedges)
2.5cm piece fresh ginger(peeled and chopped)
two green chilli chopped
one tsp mustard oil
one tsp panch phoran
two dried red chillies
one tsp turmeric
one tsp coriander powder
half tsp ground cumin
one tsp granulated sugar
salt to taste
grind the ginger and green chilli to taste,keep aside
heat oil in wok,add panch phoran and dried chilli,and allow to crackle
now add ginger and green chilli paste,followed by turmeric,cumin and coriander
keep frying,add water if it starts sticking
now add sugar,mango and fry for another five minutes
now add water nad bring to boil
cover and cook...for 10 minutes
advay playing with veggies while i was cooking
ripe tomato and green mango chutney
i still remember the mango chutney my dadi used to prepare during summer holidays,have to still prepare this mango chutney ,,have to ask my mother for the recipe,..this chutney which i prepared yesterday tasted really good with other dishes...
one tomato chopped
half of green mango peeled and chopped
10 to 12 raisins
one cm ginger chopped
one tbsp sugar
half tsp red chilli
half tsp turmeric
salt to taste
one tsp mustard oil
one tsp panch phoran
red chilli two dried one
put one cup water in saucepan and add the tomato,mango,raisin,ginger,jaggery,sugar ,redchilli and turmeric
bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes
consistency should be thick,
remove from heat
now heat mustard oil in another vessel
add panch phoran and dried red chilli
when they start crackling pour the tomato mixture in this vessel
enjoy with parantha of your choice ,..this chutney tasted really good,..
potato with poppy seeds
prepared this finally ,.this dish is one of the regular one at my younger sis place in london...her flatmate and friend is bengali,..i always used to think how this recipe will taste,..today tried and it came out real well ,specially with misti pulao,,the combo rocked,..
poppy seeds one tbsp soak for aN hour ,..and make paste
salt to taste
one inch of ginger,peeled and chopped
green chilli chopped
two potato peeled and hopped into wedges
mustard oil to cook
onion chopped one
pinch of sugar
make paste of ginger and green chilli and keep aside
heat oil and fry the potato wedges,keep aside
remove excess oil,in the same wok add sugar and sliced onion followed by ginger and green chilli paste
now add poppy paste
now add potato wedges,.followed by salt
keep frying for 10minutes
enjoy with puri of your choice
the last one is misti pulao
rice two cups soak for half an hour
soaked dryfruits like cashewnut and raisins
half of cauliflower broken into small pieces
one tsp sugar
green cardamom 4
cinnamon stick two inch broken into pieces
one small piece of mace
for the crispy fried onions
chopped onion one
oil for frying
procedure for crispy fried onion
sprinkle half tsp of salt on the chopped onion
after five minutes drain the water
heat oil in wok,fry the onion
spread on kitchen towel and dry the oil
for the rice
add whole spices,followed by sugar,..
after a minute add soaked dryfruits and cauliflower
when the nuts start changing colour add soaked rice,,fry for few minute,add salt
add water cover and cook
delicious rice is ready...:-)
serve the rice topped with fried onion
and now the strip which i did today for the create a comic event
for the strip click
morning at home mother tells daughter what she has prepared for tiffin
mother-honey..i have prepared begun shorshe and parantha for todays tiffin,..i know u love begun thats why i have prepared,..:-)
daughter thinks-hmm,,even i know why u have prepared...i have seen the list of events and menu list u have prepared and stuck on fridge,..thank god i can plan ahead
daughter meets her friend during lunch
daughter friend speaks-got baingan bhartha as you asked me to,whn u called me up yesterday,..hope u got shorshe begun for me,..?€?
daughter says-have got ,..lets exchange tiffin and finish our lunch,..and will give you the list of my favourite dishes,..which u can askur mother to prepare
daughter-thanks to differen events of toi..we can exchange tiffin at school if we dontlike the particular dish,..
daughter friend-ya thats true,..i donlike baingan bhartha,..but whn i askd mymother to prepare she was really happy,..cause she can send thatfor punjabi event..
the oreo effect,..:-)
Sunday, May 25, 2008
when i prepared vangi batata bhaji and vagharelo bhaat,..for dinner it was total disaster,..
curry was prepared without onion ,garlic,ginger and green chilli and my hubby didnt like the curry cause it was onionless etc
salt was less in both the dishes,..blame my short memory
rice was too plain
and the combo didnt match
had prepared these dishes for swc gujarat,have to still post the recipe,...
anyways after dinner my hubby had to eat icecream to change the taste..and obviously i was feeling really bad,..cause just like everyday i had prepared those dishes,..but they didnt come out well,,or in other words my hubby didnt liked it,..when we get praised for our cooking,,we forget easily,,,but when our cooking is not liked ,..that memory stays always,..inspired by that day,,created this strip for creare comic event,,,enjoy,..
click here for the strip
scene in office between boss and hubby
boss-these days u dont call me for lunch...your wife must be cooking real tasty food,..thats why u eat alone,..lucky guy,...
hubby (thought) - huh,..what to tell him,,that by the time i reach i dont remember recipe name,..and everyday lunch is torture forme cause of the toi events,..i wonder,..whats there for todayslunch..??
back at home
hubby asks wife-" what was the brinjal curry which u prepared today for lunch??/? "
wife happily answers-"why was it tasty?i amsure your boss must have liked it...vangi batata bhaji which i prepared for swc gujarat ,..will prepare tomorrow vagharelo bhaat ,.. "
hubby to wife-sweetheart dont u think u need holiday,..u work so hard,..u really need break,,hve booked ticket for u..u can visit ur parents and come back after few days
wife happily answers- wow,,thanks a lot,..but u dont worry will prepare enough food,..for u which will last till i come back so that u dont miss my cooking,..just like u even i care about u,..;-)