As the topic suggests, I took the biggest adventure of my life in… er… ahem… ok… in kitchen… Wondering what could be so disastrous about being to Kitchen..??? Ok, let me tell me about my relationship with kitchen.
The best way to describe is to take a quote of my friend, which she used to introduce me to her mom – “She makes the best steaming hot water, provided you light the stove for her!!!” Now, I guess things would have become clear. I hardly know anything in that part of the house.
It’s not mere ignorance. It’s rather a bit of repulsion. I hate cooking…
In this scenario, if I try something in kitchen, it would be by default - An exquisite adventure - in my terms…
On the day I rambled to Agathiar Paarai, I had given an off to my cook, as I would require only dinner at home and I could buy that as well somewhere. I returned back by around 6:00, an essentially stupid time to buy dinner from hotel. I was not in a mood to eat a cold dinner. I was so undecided, when my mom called and gave me the necessary encouragement. Ok, let me venture into the kitchen.
Making rice was not a ‘Brahma prayatnam’. I pressure cooker easily cooked it. Then came the ordeal. I wanted to make a single veggie dish which would support rice.
I made it somehow and God bless, it was not a disaster. I rather tasted good. In my dictionary, this is nothing less than an achievement. So, lemme share my experiment with you. :D
Potato – Medium sized – 3
Carrot – Medium sized – 3
Capsicum – 2
- Cut potato, carrot and capsicum in long slices
- Add 3 tsp of oil in a pan and add a tsp of mustard seeds
- As soon as the mustard seeds pop, add the chopped vegetables and add half a tumbler of water
- Keep the lid closed for a few minutes for the veggie’s to cook
- Add 2 tsp chili powder and salt to taste and mix well
- Sauté till the water evaporates
- Add 2 tsp chaat masala
Then after few days, when I planned for the Namakkal trip, my cook ditched me! As I said in that post itself, the major issue with Temple Tours is that it has to start early and get over before noon. So, I planned not to give her an off as I need lunch also at home. But she planned otherwise and I ended up having breakfast and lunch at hotel.
Then came time for dinner and I thought there was no point going all the way to the hotel to get dinner. The courage mom gave last time was still within me and I took chances again.
This time with a slight modification. I wanted something sour and the best option was raw mango. So I thought of experimenting this time with potato and raw mango. I called mom and said this. She was like, “Why don’t you make a simple lady’s finger fry”? But I had made up my mind and wanted to experiment. Well of course, on whom could I experiment? Who would be ready to risk themselves for me, other than Me.???!!!!! Finally mom gave up and said, “Ok. Your wish. Try out…!!!”.
Then I did. The ingredients are the same as above with just a replacement of carrot with 1 big size raw mango. The recipe is the same.
Again it was not bad. Initially the salt level went low. But good, I erred on a safer side. If I had put more of salt, I would have got no other option than to throw it. I added bit more salt and made it better. And ya, I cooked rice. And my dinner was ready!!!
Well, u can try these... Veggie's are good for health... And it will taste good.. 'Adhukku naan Guarantee'... :D