Category: Food

A perfect Sunday morning????

A perfect Sunday morning????Aloo paratha with butter and a cuppa tea in breakfast…and my dil goes mmmm… :)…By now you would have got an idea of me being an ardent “aloo paratha” fan…!And whenever I have a say I would prefer to have them as my Sunday breakfast.As member of my college mess committee I had managed to have them in Sunday breakfast menu in college too :)So last time when somehow after a considerable gap I happened to make them myself,I captured some moments of the great aloo parathas in making… 😛

For making six aloo parathas,all you need is 250 gms of potatoes(boiled,peeled and mashed),chopped green chillies,chopped garlic,chopped onion,chopped green coriander leaves,jeera,salt,chaat masala,black salt,red chili powder,pepper and garam masalafor the filling.Wheat flour dough and ghee+butter.

Heat ghee in karhai,add jeera+chillies+garlic and then after some time chopped onion…fry until red and then add salt(according to taste)+black salt+chili powder+mashed potato and mix well.After some time add chat masala,pepper,garam masala (according to taste) and chopped green corriander.Now prepare saucer shapes with the dough,as seen in the pics.fill them with the prepared fillings and flatten them carefully into round parathas.Now on the heated tava,goes the paratha and along with it ghee on both sides after few minutes.Cooked properly on both sides…aloo paratha are ready one after another…. 🙂

Serve them with butter,curd/yoghurt/raita and tea…..And this how an awesome Sunday breakfast is made and enjoyed… 🙂


Two to Tango

Two to tango,and this time it was me and mangoes,with background of cream+vanilla ice-cream,guest appearance of sweet black grapes and entry of honey at the climax…and the expert feedback in self appreciation…

“It was YUMMY!”

Shayad nahi… 😉

I can vouch for this as I am one of fervent fans of aam :P…LOL 😀 and every year I am equally excited about arrival of them in summers.

I cannot stop myself from buying mangoes as their appearance in market is witnessed.Truly,honestly mango is undoubtedly the king of fruits and I just love eating mangoes be it ripe or raw.

The looks,the aroma,the taste,the flavor everything is just so addictive,I find myself enjoying this juicy,tempting tasty fruit whenever I get a opportunity during seasons.

With mention of mangos,there is reminiscence of a happy,naughty and funny childhood too.I remember how myself and my bro would see which half of the sliced mango is thicker before picking one from the plate.There were fights,and turns to get the additional mango pulp from the seed part :P…Having mangos after dinner during summers was a daily ritual…and even in present times,I am kind of maintaining my family’s traditions.Oh my god! I am so traditional or this is my “aam ki pyaas” LOL :).

Whatever it be I do not wish to have any medication for this and while I post this on the blog,I am relishing sweet Alphonso parallelly,I am very much into multitasking you know 😉

Lunch with Nishant

“Meeting old friends after a long time, we see with surprise how they have changed, and must imagine, despite the mirror’s lies, that change is upon us, too.”
“The Faces of Children” by Elizabeth Spires

Yes it was almost after 3 years I was meeting Nishant aka Nishu…The meeting was planned a day in advance with his demand of having lunch at my place and not in restaurant. And on top of it,the menu of the lunch should be chicken curry :P,huh!As I am vegetarian from quite some time,I was reluctant in cooking non vegetarian food ,so somehow I convinced him for a lavish vegetarian lunch.
It was a Saturday and Nishant was reminded about the lunch when I got up. I asked him to reach latest by 2 in afternoon. I started cooking and my almost 2 hours of non stop effort in kitchen I was ready with a spread of dishes which included chana masala,paneer pasanda,paratha,boondi raita,rice and salad.
I was ready on time and called Nishant to find out where he was;and as expected Mr.Nishant was late and he sent a sms that he is on his way and will be there in my place in some time. His ‘some’ time became so much time that he who was expected to reach at 2 reached my place 3:30…Old habits die hard 😛
We were meeting after almost 3 years yesterday however the gap was in no way a reason for any sort of formalities between friends. Soon after relaxing with a lemonade we had lunch as both of us were really hungry. Lunch was accompanied with comments,appreciations,memoirs of college days.
Lunch followed with chit chat on so many things,catching up with each other’s lives and how all of us have changed in looks and behavior.
It was just wonderful and we did not realize when it was evening and Nishant had to leave then. It was good meeting up with Nishant again after such a long time!
Speaking about being glad to meet up with old friends, I feel so old now. *sigh* I’m old enough to have ‘old’ friends.

Instant Aloo Dam :)

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. Yes and equally true is that nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
Now with these two lines you must have got an idea that am gonna write something about food. I am a foodie and there’s no doubt about it however I relish cooking and eating when I have a company,however as its not always happens what we want. It was a lazy day for me,I was not so well and got up late….by late I mean really late and was hungry.

I did a control+f 😛 for the available raw materials and I had potato,tomato,onion,garlic,chillies,spices,rice and curd. I had sufficient ingredients for “aloo dam”.So get set go…I chopped onion,tomato,garlic and chillies;boiled potato,peeled it;washed rice and yes I was ready with the things to start cooking.

Karhai on fire,mustard oil in it and there went the tempering ingredients(cumin seeds,bay leaf,chopped garlic and red chillies);then the chopped onions. Fried them till they turned red and then tomato,turmeric,chilly powder,coriander powder. Then the entry of potatoes;all thing mixed well,cooked for some time and then a cup of water,salt and a teaspoon of garam massala. Karhai covered with lid and the curry allowed to simmer for some time.
And in another five minute my “aloo dam” was ready. I already had rice cooked parallely on another burner.And believe me my sumptuous lunch was ready in just forty minutes.

I had an awesome lunch with a style,and to make you all believe it please find the photos too 😉 :P.

Many of my friends keep saying me to share recipes,so this is it for all of you 🙂

Bon Appétit 🙂

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