My friend is a Tupperware distributor. Every month she regularly gives me the flyer she receives from them. My interest is not is on sale but what recipes are given there. J
I have copied quite a few of the recipes but this was for the first time tried one out.
Today I decided to try Rava Idlis. Well I do try them out regularly you may expect me to be an expert in making them but in actual fact we, the Rava idli and I do not agree. The Rava Idlis do not agree that and I am the boss and I expect them to turn out in a particular fashion.
Either the idlis are soggy or they are flat pancakes. So when these came out so beautiful I was thrilled.
One of the famous dishes in Goa, vegetarian dishes in Goa is Khatkhate.
It’s fusion of vegetables that are cooked and served in the typical masala in Goa. Khatkhate is a typical Saraswat Bharamin Community preparation served at pujas, weddings etc.
The preparation involves using veggies like radish, turnip, pumpkin, sweet potato, potatoes, corn; drumsticks in coconut gravy (use what you can lay your hands on). Soy as coconut is called and mind you Goans when they say “Soy” they mean freshly grated coconut. The ingredient that you need to get used to is triphal or tephal or Sichuan pepper which has a unique taste and lends an aroma and taste that you need to get used too.
You either love Khatkhate or hate it.
When I was blogging with alphabets I had pored and pored over all the scraps of papers that I have collected in the last 25 years of my married life.
This is the time I discovered that some of the books that I have are unopened and unread. I know it’s a criminal waste but then I had made up my mind that I will be using them all.
The idea was catch hold of one book and make all the makeable (is that a word?) recipes.
So what better than Cooking from Cookbook Challenge
So I started with Cooking and more of Tarla Dalal. From this edition I have made Subzi and daal already but today’s target was Tilwale Aloo.
Wondering how my til got so big? For the person who does not know what til is its Sesame seeds.
In Goa we get lovely beans they are long beans, called Waal aplenty and it made quite often. Its health benefits are well known. In Goa a lot of coconuts are used generally these bean are cooked with a little oil, mustard, onion, green chillies and lots of coconut.
How often can you eat this? Especially when a person like me is used to all chatk matak dishes! So I do not enjoy this veggie. So I cannot cook it… Simple! I enjoy something I cook it well, well reasonably well!! So now we do not buy long beans or Waal at least not to cook. Hubby may buy them but he likes to eat them raw.
As a child I have stayed in rented places always. Pappa used be transferred after every 3 years and we used to shift bases. I love that life too. It was new friends, new beginnings and a new house.
One such house I remember when I was small we had a lot of garden place we had marigold (my rapt students who used see the end of my stick if they did not pay attention to teacher J ) and we had corn planted, there were groundnuts too but then some creature ate them up at night. Must have been rats.
Anyway we had had a bumper crop of corn and Amma had made Corn Upit. I do not remember how that tasted but I remember Amma and the maid sitting and grating corn.
Hubby loves corn, boil it, roast it any fashion he loves it. As a snack or as a meal, a side dish or main one he is game. So one of the first soups I learnt to make after marriage was Sweet Corn Soup.
There was a time when soup meant Sweet corn Soup. Now the alliance has shifted to Manchow Soup, Lung Fung etc. so there I have new soups that I have to learn.
The other day I had 3 sick people on my hands, cold, fever and running noses. If that was not enough there were complaints that the throat is itching. So I decided to make soup.