Our household celebrates left overs.
Boiled urad Dal
An egg plant
Some String beans
A sweet potato
If you have a pot with a copper base, things speed up . But if you cook the vegetables in a clay pot it adds the extra flavor.
Since time was my master, the copper base pot took over and the vegetables was cooked with some salt. In the meantime - the garlic, green chillies and curry leaves( the herb mix) were pounded in a mortar and pestle.. Asafoetida, Cumin and fennel were roasted and powdered to add to the already sizzling herb mix on the stove. The boiled chickpeas - urad dal and the cooked vegetables joined the herb mix.
A tablespoon of dry coconut and curd went in. Turmeric went in last. They were stirred thoroughly for the flavors to mingle. The aroma announced that it was a joyful dance.
The pot was removed from heat and allowed to rest . A quiet Sunday brunch was celebrated .
26 August 2012
"It is always easy for the dominant side to be content with the status quo. I mean, the oppressor to use violence to maintain his position and calls it the rule of law. But when the person underfoot uses violence to change his status he's called a terrorist and a criminal and the violence of the state is called upon to put him down" - From the movie Margaret .
25 August 2012
09 August 2012
It is time to include some raw foods into my diet and this is one such I made this morning:
3 table spoons of cooked traditional pale ivory quinoa.
1 apple diced 1 inch.
7-8 strawberries sliced.
2 table spoons of cheese - ( i dont remember the name but it is made of sheep's milk and is salty )
Parsley - around 2 table spoons
Throw them all together in a bowl. Relish
I had some for breakfast. Now we shall see if the apples turn color by afternoon.
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