Thursday, August 17, 2017

and there are many more cakes - steamed cake

While growing up the only cake I has was pan cake , fruit cake and cream roll brought from a small bakery and the occasional birthday cake which would be too creamy slowly there was pineapple cake as we grew up which would have tiny bits of pineapple on the extra sugar cream layer with time I was introduced to black forest during my higher studies and to brownies and other fancy delicacies  and that's when I realised not all cakes are meant for us wheel of time brought me to Singapore and I thought I was in paradise so many to choose from more then cakes it was bun which enticed me so that's how I was introduced to croissant and other kind of bread this is how your childhood when you don't grow up in a metropolitan city and I don't think so I missed anything but yes life was different now a year in Lyon france made me fall in love with the breads there sold in the open market and now that I am back I am still trying each day something new always my eyes are searching for something new to relish - steamed cake is one such delicacy which appeased my taste buds its not creamy there are different flavours to choose from the one I had yesterday had berries in it light and flavourful perfect for my evening cup of chai .

Sunday, August 13, 2017

now that you love dal chawal - open letter

Dear advay
Now that you love to eat dal chawal its become easy for me to cook during weekends ,with too many things running on my mind and to serve food to family being the priority its dal chawal  which rescues me and I am happy that way you have learnt to appreciate simple food .
So in one hour a simple meal of dal chawal and a side dish mostly stir fry is ready to be served .
You loved this stir fry of brinjal and potato , its very simple and cooked with home blend masala given by your nani so I made full use of all the three burners and together dal chawal and this subzi was cooked , once in a while even I love to eat dal chawal reminds me of old days .
Will be sharing the recipe so that you can cook anytime

Dal Chawal

Recipe - stir fry brinjal
Brimjal two sliced
Potato three sliced
Ginger garlic paste one tbsp
Onion paste one tbsp
Home blend bharwa masala one tbsp
Mustard oil one tbsp

In a mixing boil mix all the ingredients except mustard oil
Heat oil in non stick wok
Once hot add the mixture
Keep turning till it becomes brown and crispy
Serve warm with dal chawal .

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and you were back - a letter

dear advay ,
this time it was different the wait was there but less of anxiety , I read a lot books after books and slept too so it was like holiday for my soul when you were away ,updates were sent but not too many in one pic I recognised you by your shoes in another by the colour of your shirt .only in one pic you were there smiling back as if telling us you are fine and we held that pic , the day you came back you showed us your hand which had a bandaid and the soles were ripped off from your shoes but you looked happy and you had stories to tell what else we needed
I will try to update this space more often