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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie.. Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... I Am crazy about music,books,friends and my doggie... :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Movie.. M.A.S.H and kitchen invasion...

Woke up excited knowing i was gonna be out the door by 8.30am... and it was Sunday~!! We[me , friend, n her son] went to watch A Christmas Carol in 3D at Satyam...What fun it was!! :) 

Around 12, another friend, S messaged asking if we can meet for lunch... said ok,and as went to and fro deciding on where, she suggested M.A.S.H in Besant nagar beach [near Cozee and pupil]... Awesome place... beautiful view of the beach [which was pretty much deserted, err, it was 1pm] and amazing foood.... dont know where time went... we were catching up, talking about future, relishing their pasta and then came the sinful dessert - pancakes soaked in chocolate sauce accompanied with a small serving of honey and melted peanut butter... sinful~!!!! :D

It was almost like God had decided to give me a complete Awesome fun filled Interesting day~!! The auto ride back home was beyond amazing... no, the driver wasnt cute, and neither did he not ask for the sun and the moon... just that he was a Writer, poet, did a show on Suryan Fm , wrote for a political uncovering the corruption kinda magazine and had great aspirations... Kept me laughing in splits with his jokes, sometimes tearing my head apart with his Pj's, amazed at his poems, and haikus and fascinated with this thoughts on politicians... !!! [anyways, decided to dedicate a post to him....]

Finally reached home around 4 and was home alone for the rest of the evening.. As the day wore on, i felt like cooking something new and something interesting for dinner..   Dint know what, raided the fridge to find there were barely any veggies at home, leave alone anything interesting.... After a bit of fight - with myself [remember i said i was home alone :D], got online and was looking through Aparna's food blog ... i knew i wanted to try a Rice variety, so started the hunt~~~  Came upon this intersting Aloo bath when i saw madam was online, we then brainstormed on various combos, things could be added or alternative methods of making the rice.... finally, i knew kinda what i wanted to make, so got off to get going... :)

Here is what i created and it was yummmy.... [btw, when grandparents walked in home couple of hours later, gramma commented that the aroma welcomed them even before they entered home.... :-) ]

What you need: [ enough for 2people]
Potatoes – peeled & cut into cubes or any shape of your choice -3
Rice - i used 50:50 -normal rice: basmati rice - 1 cup
Cloves, cardamom & cinnamon stick - 3-4
Garam masala & coriander powder - for seasoning
Onions - 2- finely chopped 
Cumin seeds[jeera] - a tsp
Green chillies 2- slit into half
Methi leaves- i used kasoori methi- good handful of the dried methi leaves
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt & Oil/ Butter
Milk - if you like it.. - 2tbsp

How to cook it... 

1. Wash the rice, and put to cook in the rice cooker with 3glasses of water [ measurements based on the kind of rice you are using].. To this add the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and a bit of salt

2. Take a pan - add oil/butter, let the cumin seeds splutter, now put in the green chillies... To this, add the onions and sautéing  them till they turn a lovely brown. Now, put in the potatoes and let them cook for a few mins... Add a pinch of salt, the garam masala powder, coriander powder, and just before tossing it into the rice cooker, the methi leaves.... 

3. Let it all cook in the rice cooker... after a few mins, you can add the milk [if you like, it gives it a nice rich taste] ... Should take about 20mins to cook.... 

4. Time to serve and enjoy!!! 

What a day it was.... :)


Srivats said...

Yummy desert and delicious rice! I am coming directly from airport to your home :P

gils said...

//pancakes soaked in chocolate sauce accompanied with a small serving of honey and melted peanut butter.//
!!!!! ada aapicerungala!!! nalla irungadai...nenga nalla amukitu engaluku recipe sendinga..sellathu sellathu..ozhungu mariayathaia vaangi thaanga anga the way this is a requestaakum..

gils said...

hey MASH beasant nagarlenthu thookitaanga kelvi patenn?? ilaya?? heard some news abt them shifting..HINDUla padicha nayabgam

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Something to blog about, eh.

hitch writer said...

Geez... :P :P something to copy and take home for wifey to ponder !

Prasad said...

sapaduuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!! yenaku :(

vimmuuu said...

Thats one helluva DESSERT !!! I wanna go there...I wanna go there...where is it in Besant Nagar?? and is it expensive so that I go there only for friends treats ?? :D :D :D

Anonymous said...

A very delicious treat in an amazing place. nice to blog about experiences

rauf said...

Pandurangan Pillai is rejecting milk Orteedee, very strange, wants only fish muddon chiggen.
did plappy taste your kitchen research work ?

i know that Cozee sardarjee, next time you go there tell him you are rauf's friend, he will pour entire kadaii of chana massala on you.
He was oppojite sathyam runnin a tyre shop den converted to eat shop, samosa chana and all, He used to borrow records from me to play in his restaurant. One day when he came home to return the records, i asked him whats on the record. He said pau bhaji massala. i screamed at him, it was a Peter Frampton double album, the record was ruined. This was 70's
His older brother used to do bit roles in tamil movies, poor chap died recently, have to pay him a condolence visit. He an his brother had a big fight.

Annam said...

srivatsukku pottiya kalathula iruangiteengala aarti madam:) vaazhthukkal:)

Annam said...

ada aapicerungala!!! nalla irungadai...nenga nalla amukitu engaluku recipe sendinga..sellathu sellathu..ozhungu mariayathaia vaangi thaanga anga the way this is a requestaakum..

Vidya said...

Gosh, I am hungry just looking at the pictures! :D

s said...


Swaram said...

Wow! What a day that ws! Esp. meeting that multi-talented auto driver - awesome :)

Yummy yummy recipe there .. will try it out sometime :)

savitha said...

aaha, looks like a deli.....cious day. *sigh*. Wishing you a delicious tomorow,too!!:)

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