Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Day gone by

Seems joblessness can make some good things happen to you...suddenly i feel like blogging daily. And that would mean that the daily stuff ought to be put out here.

After having some roaring time during the preparations for Expressions 2011 (in which Infosys Pune team ended up being the first runner up...:)) its back to the routine of work and home. To add a zing to life (and put a stop on the flab thats started showing up on my belly), me has started a diet session - no fried food, no rice, only fruits for lunch. Proper breakfast and dinner. And lots of stomach crunches.

I am feeling great now, since the reduced quantum of food intake has helped my ailing stomach to take a break - things are really fine now in the morning and i wake up fresh...:)

Ok, let me share a recipe with you. A very simple dish i like to call Alu Mutter Baingani. I made this by chance yesterday. Actually some of my alu mutter from day before was still there; i tried making baingan ka bharta and threw in the alu mutter and voila! a new superbly tasty dish is here for you.

Serves 2 people who really like to eat sabji

2 fairly large potatoes
2 cups green peas
1 large brinjal
2 medium sized onions (chopped finely)
1 large tomato (chopped medium sized)
Spices(Turmeric, asafoetida, coriander powder, kitchen king masala, garam masala,red chilli powder) to taste
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste

For tempering
4tbsp oil
2tsp mustard seeds
1tsp jeera
1tsp green chillies(chopped)
2tsp Ginger-garlic paste


1. Par(half) cook the potatoes and the green peas in water, i wont tell you how...:P
2. Roast the brinjal on the stove, just like how we do for bharta. Try to cook it a little less than bharta standard, so that we can have pieces of it in the sabji. Cut it into small pieces and keep aside.
3. In a pan, add the oil; on heating, add the mustard and the jeera. When they are about to sputter, add the green chillies and the gg paste. Saute well.
4. Now add the onions and cook till tender and when they start showing signs of browning.
5. Now add the tomato and cook till you feel the things have started mixing up.
6. When this happens, add all the spices mentioned, as per your taste, and cook till you feel that the spices have been fairly roasted (dont worry, the tomato wont let them burn)
7. Now add the potatoes(chopped) and the green peas and saute well, add 3 tbsp of water, cover it and let it simmer on low flame,for about 5 mins.
8. Now add the brinjal, mix well, add salt to taste and saute the whole thing on high flame.
9. Taste it once so that you know the spices have blended well and are in proper proportion, as per your liking.
10. Once done, add coriander leaves, saute for a while, and turn off the gas.
11. Serve hot...:)

I hope some of you try it...neways i have put this one on record so that i can enjoy it in the future

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"my mouth's watering!"