28 August 2012

a Spicy Celebration

Our household celebrates left overs.

Boiled chickpeas
Boiled  urad Dal
An egg plant
Some beans
Some String beans
A sweet potato
Leeks

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 .

27 August 2012

Change

Change is an 800 lb ant

26 August 2012

Power expressed eloquently.

"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

Bliss

"Destroy all the world's Libraries, keep only a single volume, choose it at random, and this volume will be the masterpiece of the human intellect" - L. S Mercier.

                Image Credits : Basil. . Place : Southern Goa

09 August 2012

Quinoa made tasty

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.

Chow.

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