I think I am going to take it seriously. Yesterday Smita called me up. And she was kind enough to realise that I am horrible in recognizing voices on the phone. Well, her kindness ended there. After that she blasted me for the food on the blogpost and then the 90 degree twist to the pictures..hey dont blame me, blame the picture taker okie 😉
and then apart from that, we did kiss and make up and I was talking to her about the weight loss program…she is great *Salutes, hats off, falling on feet etc etc* She manages to curtail herself from going overboard, every time and I wonder how 😦
anyways, that said, I thought let me do one thing, I cant control myself from eating food, so at least, let me try to make the julia/julie project, a healthy wala project..meaning I try to cook only healthy meals in that…then at least, there will be an incentive to cook healthy eh?
Bride, I am yet to go up to the level of taking pictures…I dont have the guts to start doing that, but I think I will start doing that once I finish 20 recipes, then I know I am taking it seriously..
So recipe #4
Green tomato chutney
Traditional it uses, coconut, but I am the known non-traditional person of the family and I am too lazy to buy coconut, scrap it, and then use it..so I make it without the coconut 😉
Take some full dhaniya seeds, some urad dal, some channa dal, pinch of hing…put in a kadai after adding oil…then once the dals brown a bit, you add the red chillies to it, big ones I use the Kashmiri variety because it gives the colour without the hotness, then cut the green tomatoes into small cubes and add that as well…let it cook for a while
and oh let it cool for a while as well
After it cools, take it into the mixie jar, add some imli to it, (just a bit for the tangy taste) and then add some gud to it (we are trying to make it healthy you see) and then some salt to taste and ghumao the mixie and the chutney is ready 🙂 dig in 🙂
Errr…in case you are not really lazy and are enthused like my Amma or MIL, you can add the coconut…add it while you are roasting the tomatoes…my Amma usually adds the cut pieces while MIL adds grated coconut…I dont find any difference in the taste, so whatever you have handy!
and oh one more thing, keep the chutney in the fridge if storing for more than a day 🙂
And Recipe #5
Corn salad..since the dosas were not enough for the three of us, I decided to toss a salad (I so love that expression, toss a salad, wah!)
so the corn was boiled (I buy the corn where the corn are removed from the cob, yes I admit I am lazy) in the microwave..for that you take the microwave wala glass ware, add the corn and enough water to it, and microwave for about 10-15 minutes…
then you drain the excess water (Hehehehe! that sounds so chefish professional na, drain excess water hehehe) and then add chopped cucumber, tomatoes, onions, coriander, dash of lime (copied from Pepper’s dash of pepper) pepper, chat masala..mix well and eat away 🙂
you can add butter to this, it tastes yummier, but like I said, we are trying to be healthy here eh?
and oh, R helped me mix everything, added the pepper from the pepper mill and squeeze the lime from the lime squeezer..just waiting for her to handle the chopping, then this is going to be her job..what?? she needs training to be a chef na!
And recipe #6
Misal..I know its a very common and easy dish, but the lazy me, just makes it even easier..so soak the matki/moong (yes yes, real misal is made from matki, which was taught to me by a true
Puneri – Smita T of the CA fame) anyways so soak that..next day, use the hand mixer to make a paste of onion, tomato, garlic, ginger, green chilly..then you take some oil, add some mustard, hing, turmeric, this mixture, some whole pepper, clove, cinamon (or use garam masala) dhaniya jeera powder, some kokam or aamchoor powder, some red chilly powder if you want it spicy (I dont use this) let the mixture cook a bit, add some gud to it, add the matki and salt and water and pressure cook for about 4 whistles…then open and eat…oh well, what RD and I do is, take this, add some chopped onions to it, add a dollop of curd and a dash of imli water..and eat it like a chaat :):) we both love it, the brat like curd and imli water..one pulli patty she is 🙂
to make it like the pune misal of Canara Cafe in Baroda, add some soaked poha and some sev to the mixture…we do that on days we dont want to be healthy 🙂 (poha is healthy, the sev is not 🙂 )
So there, 3 recipes in one post…did I mention I am NOT a food blogger 🙂
On a completely different note – Its Harry Potter’s Birthday today..wish him will you 🙂