Thursday 19 April 2012


"Why are you so cranky today?"
"I haven't been able to post anything in Food Stall . And it's already 7 pm."
"That's ok! You needn't post recipes everyday!"
"OK? Did you say OKAY? I've promised to post at least two everyday to make up for lost time."
"You did post one in Yatra, I saw it."
"Yes, but I've promised to post two in Food Stall everyday!"
" Aren't you over reacting?"
" Heck NO!" 
The only other thing worse than living with a wife's lover is living with her blog. She is constantly thinking about it. Every action, every food item, every thought has one focus. It is worse than the man sitting with a newspaper & not listening to his wife. That happens for an hour. Maybe two. This is a 24x7 obsession! And this threatens to be there for life. God forbid if the next stage is a book! Unless it is a cookbook, all her love for cooking will also disappear. He better get her a full-time job before that happens. This all-consuming passion may not bode too well for marital bliss. Had anyone ever interviewed a Pulitzer winner's husband?  
                                                                                                                                              Till then people, let's make hay while the sun shines :) Tried this combo today. Methi Flavored Vegetable Pilaf. Very paushtik, very swadisht. And very quick. C'mon, get your leftover vegetables to use.
1. 2 cup long grained rice - washed & strained
2. 1 medium potato- diced
3. 1/4 cauliflower- small florets
4. 1 cup chopped methi 
5. 1- 1/2 tsp garam masala/biryani masala 
6. 4 cups water 
7. 2 tsp sugar(optional)
8. Oil to cook
9. Salt - to taste
1. Shallow fry the potato & cauliflower till slight golden. Keep it in the cooker/aside.
2. Fry the rice with the methi leaves & masala. Use whole garam masala if you like.
3. Mix the rice with the fried potato & gobi, put water, add salt & sugar and pressure cook on high flame till one whistle.
                                                                                                                                            Remove from flame & serve hot with raita.
                                                                                                                                            Your piping hot pilaf will blur your camera lens but the effect is so dramatic that you may still want to use the pic!

Sonila had a sensible take on it. 
"How will you write if you take up a full time job? Job, home, writing- not possible."                                 "Yes, you're right. A tired mind cannot write, agreed."
Someone lend me a coin, please. Heads or tails....

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