25 December 2011

Christmas Cheer 2011

A steel vessel with a copper base sat on the stove. In went 2 cups of washed bulgar wheat and a cup of amaranth.

While the amaranth and bulgar wheat boiled together,a cup of masoor dal was boiling alone on the adjacent stove.

One cup of chunky Tomatoes,2 cups of diced gherkins,and a handful of dried curry leaves joined the amaranth and bulgar wheat boil.

In a cup - 2 table spoon of curd was whisked thoroughly. Shortly it was accompanied by a teaspoon of cumin and fennel seeds,2 pods of grated garlic, a pinch of turmeric, a dash of salt and 3 table spoons of grated Khopra(dried coconut). The aroma they exhaled indicated they enjoyed the company of each other.

The last dance happened soon : the amaranth-Bulgar wheat pool met the khopra-curd melange and the boiled masoor dal. All the three steamed together and became the Holiday cheer.

With gratitude I had a bowl.

7 comments:

manjujoglekar said...

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and yours, Anrosh!

indianhomemaker said...

LOL Enjoy! Merry Christmas and a very happy new year to you :) I am down with cold and have been having a concoction of whatever is supposed to help, all thrown together :)

Bix said...

I love how you love to cook! You make it sound so appetizing.

I hope you're having a nice Holiday, Anrosh.

anrosh said...

manju, wish you the same too.

Ihm, the right concotion helps. i take a mixture of honey, grated ginger, coarsely ground pepper , mixed in warm water ( around 50 ml) with freshly squeezed lemon.

Bix, Thank You. Happy Holidays to you too.

Bix said...

omg ... I do the honey/ginger/lemon too. I've never added pepper, it's worth a try.

Happy Kitten said...

A merry post to meet the New Year...

Wish you and your readers a prosperous and happy new year...

anrosh said...

Bix, you too ? great.

HK,:)you too have a good year.

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