Sunday, May 25, 2008

Lazy sunday with bengali meal

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...:-)..

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had prepared green mango curry yesterday which went well with the other dishes

ingredients

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

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procedure

grind the ginger and green chilli to taste,keep aside

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heat oil in wok,add panch phoran and dried chilli,and allow to crackle

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now add ginger and green chilli paste,followed by turmeric,cumin and coriander

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keep frying,add water if it starts sticking

now add sugar,mango and fry for another five minutes

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now add water nad bring to boil

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cover and cook...for 10 minutes

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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...

ingredients

one tomato chopped
half of green mango peeled and chopped
10 to 12 raisins
one cm ginger chopped
20gm jaggery
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

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procedure

put one cup water in saucepan and add the tomato,mango,raisin,ginger,jaggery,sugar ,redchilli and turmeric

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bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes

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mix salt

consistency should be thick,
remove from heat
now heat mustard oil in another vessel
add panch phoran and dried red chilli

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when they start crackling pour the tomato mixture in this vessel
mix well

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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,..

ingredients

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

procedure

make paste of ginger and green chilli and keep aside
heat oil and fry the potato wedges,keep aside

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remove excess oil,in the same wok add sugar and sliced onion followed by ginger and green chilli paste

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now add poppy paste
keep stirring
now add potato wedges,.followed by salt

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keep frying for 10minutes
enjoy with puri of your choice

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the last one is misti pulao

ingredients

rice two cups soak for half an hour
soaked dryfruits like cashewnut and raisins
half of cauliflower broken into small pieces
one tsp sugar
cloves 5
green cardamom 4
cinnamon stick two inch broken into pieces
one small piece of mace

for the crispy fried onions

salt
chopped onion one
oil for frying

procedure for crispy fried onion

sprinkle half tsp of salt on the chopped onion

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after five minutes drain the water
heat oil in wok,fry the onion

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spread on kitchen towel and dry the oil

for the rice

heat oil
add whole spices,followed by sugar,..
after a minute add soaked dryfruits and cauliflower

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when the nuts start changing colour add soaked rice,,fry for few minute,add salt
add water cover and cook
delicious rice is ready...:-)

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serve the rice topped with fried onion

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and now the strip which i did today for the create a comic event

for the strip click
here

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..

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the oreo effect,..:-)

























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4 comments:

bhags said...

the lunch seems to be a big deal of hard work....good recipes..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

That was a pretty healthy lunch. Looks good. Ur kid is so cute.

sridevi said...

wow wht a gr8 lunch not asan to do but to eat ..... yummy and ur son looks cute thanks for a delicious lunch

Vandy said...

hey you have a great blog and so many nice recipes. Loved your comic strip series :)