Monday, July 13, 2009

Tales of the cook in me.. (...again )

In my kitchen I am the cook. Infact that is the only place where I could be accepted as someone close to a cook!! Where I make the rules, I create the recipes, I decide the ingredients and I sometimes put my legs up and simply say "I am not cooking today!!" I never cooked when staying with mom and the idea of cooking never interested me till I started cooking :) so now when i stir up something and it turns out good, i feel like framing that moment forever in memory. Choosing what to cook for the day doesnt come easy to me, and that is the reason I thought of recording some of the stuff up here. My cooking starts with looking up in google and then checking into my kitchen and doing my own version of the both. This pretty much also applies to the husband who loves to cook as well as eat. Thank you for stopping by.. Pls cheer me up with your kind words in the comment space!!

This is the write up I was to put for another blog which if i started would record recipes randomly.. for my own reference more than anothing else, because deciding what to cook really doesnt come to me naturally. I need ideas.

So sunday afternoon i was all set to start another blog. The blog name, the title and i even collected matter for the first post too.. Some interesting quotes about cooking. But then something happened and the technically not too sound me dropped the idea. I think i will continue to write them here with the tag "hungry?" as i did so far.


Chicken curry

mushroom malai matar

palak paneer

grilled fish

veg dum biryani & aloo fry(by amit) with raita & green chutney

beetroot veggie

capsicum potato with soya nuggets(small ones)

spinach soup

salad without readymade dressing (cucumber,onion,tomato,lettuce or napa cabbage, corn & beans sautéed in olive oil)

different daal combo for lunch or dinner

omlette by amit in breakfast

This is what i remember having dished out in our kitchen last wk.. I have ample of time at hand these days(which i guess is evident from this blog) and I am actually enjoying cooking. The only thing I dont like much is I end up repeating some stuff. Last time I told mom that its kaddu(pumpkin) for dinner, dad jumped in the conversation and asked me 'if there is excess of pumpkin available in dubai'. its one of the veggie he cannot eat at all but i recently have developed a taste for it. We even make soup out of it often. & Maybe the dinner tonight is also going to be kaddu, though i should not tell mom about it..

When I go out buying vegetables next time, I will try to pickup things other than listed above. subject to availability/their freshness/prices etc.. Lets see.. but like what?? wait, lemme write some..okra, couliflower, eggplant, beans, carrot, radish, turai, karela, methi leaves, broccoli(i dont like), asparagus (we have never tried).. wow! i didn't realize but there are many options...

anyways, pls be kind and tell me what did YOU have in the last night meal, pls?

thanks :)

17 comments:

Crafty Shines said...

first :D

hitch writer said...

crafty kardi tune galati...
first nahi ab to shayari...

Khair jaab aa hi gaye hai awwal...
tu ghis lete hai phirse chapppal... !!

main yaha... aha nachu nachu... !!

hitch writer said...

last night this cold ensured I just had masala ginger tea and a bowl of hot dal fry...

Mumbai Diva said...

rice stir fried with lots of veggies and chicken:) for dinner last night.

Crafty said...

mujhe yaad hai hitchu, shayari hai apna style,
magar position book kiya dalke "first" aur ek smile!

tara ab aap bhi toh kuch kaho!
ya phir hitchy aur mere saath dance karo!

:D :D :D

mindspace said...

your shayari, hitchy-scratchy is simply amazing,
awestruck that i am! last 2 days hv been only gazing...
blog samaj to blogmehfil, isnt it pleasantly surprising...
wondering if i could even attempt or just keep lazying,
i m not that talented guys, so lemme just be praising!!!

phewww...
Dhiren: my cold is much better. have loads of vitamin C and water and get well soon..

Crafty: come back, no to talk abt my poor rhyming :P but only to tell me what was for dinner last night ;)

Mumbai Diva: I love what you had last night..

Crafty said...

last night me had dal, garam chapatis and 1 boiled egg!

Crafty said...

arre wah!!!!!

tara, poetry thi badi tezz,
aap ko bhi hum karenge praise!
ab yehi hain naya craze,
but let me say once more....yay! first place!!!!

:D :D :D

Rakesh said...

Punjabi kadi, green beans, aloo fry with green chillies and rice :)

hitch writer said...

Rakesh tum to na they kayar...
sochte they tumhare dil main hai ek shayar...

phir yeh kya hua...
rhyming kyo nahi kiya...

masood said...

yeh kya sab kar rahe hain shayari
jaise ke lag gayi ho koi bimari
mein na karun bina koi tayari
warna hona padega mujhe ke sharabi.

LOL

What bullshit rhyming. took a total of 45 seconds to come up with that crap.

I had fried chicken with green salad.

mindspace said...

@Rakesh: kadi.. i love that too.. there are diff kinds haan.. punjabi, sindhi n all. i should try that.. and u like green chillis? fresh whole green ones?? wow!!

@Masood: well done masood :)... see i also tried today.. these guys are spreading it like viral.. if no one leaves a comment hereafter coz of this, I am gonna blame Dhiren!

btw, i am still trying to decipher last 2 lines of ur shayari :D...

mindspace said...

sarabhai Vz sarabhai ka roshesh yaad aa gaya masood mujhe :) i loved that program. ha ha//

Masood said...

waise..i meant 'ek sharabi'

monikamanchanda said...

yesterday's dinner and had yummy pasta, grilled fish and the red wine that u suggested... it was wow

today mango dal, bhindi, salad and rice... i skipped the rice...

but the mango dal was awesome shl post the rec...

Lyddie said...

- Vegetable soup
- Honey melon Dessert

:-) hehehehehhehe

BK Chowla said...

Grilled fish with Red wine.Try it