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Post by charvaka on Wed May 04, 2011 1:17 am

Vot's for breakfast, lunch, lunch 2, snacks, dinner, supper, etc.

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Post by Guest on Wed May 04, 2011 1:28 am

Baked portabella mushrooms with goat cheese and pine nuts topping in a bed of fresh tomato sauce.
Drink:Perrier lime.


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Post by Guest on Wed May 04, 2011 2:07 am

what are you eating today should be what are you cooking/eating today imo.


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Post by charvaka on Wed May 04, 2011 2:14 am

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:what are you eating today should be what are you cooking/eating today imo.

In anticipation of the arrival of our second CEO, I added the phrase "having cooked" as well. Hope you don't mind. Razz

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Post by Guest on Wed May 04, 2011 2:30 am

lol.

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Post by Rekz on Wed May 04, 2011 3:31 am

Rice
roti
palak
pepper chicken
aloo long bean sabzi

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Post by .|Sublime|. on Wed May 04, 2011 12:45 pm

@HA
okra pizza?

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Post by Hellsangel on Wed May 04, 2011 12:46 pm

.|Sublime|. wrote:@HA
okra pizza?
Artichokes, red peppers and spring onions.

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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 4:00 am

got "curry leaves chutney" made today. it tasted same as the one i had had in hotal nagarjuna, bangalore. however it tasted a tad bitter (the one in nagarjuna had no bitterness) and just as i had feared. i do not know how to cut back on the bitterness. anyway, it tasted great!


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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 4:14 am

curry leaves, like hing, is one thing that if you eat during the day, it sits in your belly and makes it's presence felt whole day. nice.

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Post by Another Brick on Fri May 06, 2011 4:27 am

Huzefa banwarilol, do you work from home? is your office your home? do you have a cook in your office? do you come home for lunch?

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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 4:36 am

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:curry leaves, like hing, is one thing that if you eat during the day, it sits in your belly and makes it's presence felt whole day. nice.

What else goes into this curry leaves chutney? I was once given a "curry leaves powder" by a relative - it had to be mixed with rice and eaten.

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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 4:42 am

Another Brick wrote:Huzefa banwarilol, do you work from home? is your office your home? do you have a cook in your office? do you come home for lunch?

it's a long journey from home to office. i have to take the elevator shuttle four floors down. normally i read the newspaper during my commute. and an equally harrowing commute back home.

p.s. building has wi-fi


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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 4:46 am

blabberwock wrote:What else goes into this curry leaves chutney? I was once given a "curry leaves powder" by a relative - it had to be mixed with rice and eaten.

the recipe was my wife's. roast cumin, mustard seeds, garlic, ginger, neem leaves (sweet neem), chana dal and curry leaves. add tamarind water. put in processor.

now i feel we have to add coriander leaves to this too. maybe that will cut back on the bitterness. btw, this chutney goes well with almost anything -- rice, rotis etc. in nagarjuna this chutney was on the house! and it was the second most tasty dish there (after the hyderabadi biryani).

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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 4:52 am

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:

it's a long journey from home to office. i have to take the elevator shuttle four floors down. normally i read the newspaper during my commute. and an equally harrowing commute back home.

p.s. building has wi-fi

You too have an Ambani-esque residence?

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Post by Another Brick on Fri May 06, 2011 4:55 am

hahaha. do you manage to take a nap on your way when you are tired? and do you meet your peers you can flirt with while commuting?

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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 4:58 am

blabberwock, i saw you in my dreams last night. strange i know. stranger that i remember it. let me recall.

i had visited your house. you stayed in a apartment on the third floor. you waved at me as i approached your house from your verandah. i waved back. i had luggage (two suitcases). someone carried my suitcases up upon your instruction. i went up, rang the doorbell. i stayed in the guest room overnight. there were other guests too in your house. i met your husband too. some get together was going on in your house. from your house's terrace, i could see a beautiful lake and mountains across. i jumped from the terrace into the lake. i swam across and joined a party that was touring the hills on the other side. my dream narrative left you at that point and continued in another direction. i think during the tour of the hills, we ran into an egyptian pharoess type presiding over a gathering. after that i don't remember.

in fact i can clearly remember what you looked like. spooky.


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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 4:59 am

[quote="blabberwock"]
Huzefa Kapasi wrote:You too have an Ambani-esque residence?

hmmm, no. i have 2 siblings. each of us occupies a floor for living. then there's a common floor, an office floor etc.

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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 5:07 am

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:blabberwock, i saw you in my dreams last night. strange i know. stranger that i remember it. let me recall.

i had visited your house. you stayed in a apartment on the third floor. you waved at me as i approached your house from your verandah. i waved back. i had luggage (two suitcases). someone carried my suitcases up upon your instruction. i went up, rang the doorbell. i stayed in the guest room overnight. there were other guests too in your house. i met your husband too. some get together was going on in your house. from your house's terrace, i could see a beautiful lake and mountains across. i jumped from the terrace into the lake. i swam across and joined a party that was touring the hills on the other side. my dream narrative left you at that point and continued in another direction. i think during the tour of the hills, we ran into an egyptian pharoess type presiding over a gathering. after that i don't remember.

in fact i can clearly remember what you looked like. spooky.

Why me? What did I look like anyway?

- I am not on the third floor
- I do have a nice verandah (patio?)
- Guests rarely visit us and never in a bunch anyway
- I do have a fantastic view from my house (ocean and hills and little islands) but will not recommend jumping into the ocean from the terrace.



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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 5:17 am

you looked fair (and lovely...) with rounded features (cheeks i could pinch...). not making this up. i suppose my mind revealed to me what, deep in my subconscious, i thought you looked like. i have to thank my subconscious for sharing this little secret with me.

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- I am not on the third floor
- I do have a nice verandah (patio?)
- Guests rarely visit us and never in a bunch anyway
- I do have a fantastic view from my house (ocean and hills and little islands) but will not recommend jumping into the ocean from the terrace.


2 out of 4 is mighty close. eerie! i might have mistaken the ocean for a grand lake.

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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 5:34 am

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:you looked fair (and lovely...) with rounded features (cheeks i could pinch...). not making this up. i suppose my mind revealed to me what, deep in my subconscious, i thought you looked like. i have to thank my subconscious for sharing this little secret with me.

Why, you really want The Brother to join this forum, don't you? I have shared my family pictures with a few here (= old Sulekha CH) a long time go. I was young and innocent then but am old and wise now.

2 out of 4 is mighty close. eerie! i might have mistaken the ocean for a grand lake.

On a clear day, there is nothing more uplifting than waking up early, sip my cup of kaapi and watch the sunrise. Some days, the nature puts up a spectacular show with incredible colours. An impending thunder storm is also quite a sight, low hanging dark clouds and an angry sea.

Anyway, let's get back to food. I am making (*ahem* getting made) some grilled aubergine/mushrooms marinated in a coriander/cumin/chilli/garlic/etc. sauce with with freshly made peanut (satay) sauce on the side. If and when I figure out how to load pictures here, I will post them.

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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 5:44 am

[quote="blabberwock"]
Huzefa Kapasi wrote:Why, you really want The Brother to join this forum, don't you?

Very Happy you are the wiseo now.

On a clear day, there is nothing more uplifting than waking up early, sip my cup of kaapi and watch the sunrise. Some days, the nature puts up a spectacular show with incredible colours. An impending thunder storm is also quite a sight, low hanging dark clouds and an angry sea.

yeah. maybe you can post pics. sometime!

Anyway, let's get back to food. I am making (*ahem* getting made) some grilled aubergine/mushrooms marinated in a coriander/cumin/chilli sauce with with freshly made peanut sauce. If and when I figure out how to load pictures here, I will post them.

sounds yummyyy. since my phone is hooked to wi-fi and i got fast gmail on it, i simply click and mail myself the pics from my 8 mega pixel phone. and then upload directly here. a whole lot easier than before -- wires to upload to pc and then tinypics.com to host the pics.

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Post by FreeStyle on Fri May 06, 2011 12:03 pm

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:got "curry leaves chutney" made today. it tasted same as the one i had had in hotal nagarjuna, bangalore. however it tasted a tad bitter (the one in nagarjuna had no bitterness) and just as i had feared. i do not know how to cut back on the bitterness. anyway, it tasted great!
Nice pic. i didnt know one can make chutney out of curry leaves. i was going to ask about the bitterness.............

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Post by .|Sublime|. on Fri May 06, 2011 12:11 pm

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:
blabberwock wrote:What else goes into this curry leaves chutney? I was once given a "curry leaves powder" by a relative - it had to be mixed with rice and eaten.

the recipe was my wife's. roast cumin, mustard seeds, garlic, ginger, neem leaves (sweet neem), chana dal and curry leaves. add tamarind water. put in processor.

now i feel we have to add coriander leaves to this too. maybe that will cut back on the bitterness. btw, this chutney goes well with almost anything -- rice, rotis etc. in nagarjuna this chutney was on the house! and it was the second most tasty dish there (after the hyderabadi biryani).

bitter because of neem leaves maybe. i am not sure about neem leaves in curry leaf powder or chutney.
another ingredient that is missing is dry red chilies. swap tamarind water with some tamarind of the solid kind. relay these instructions to your cook and let us know if you see an improvement in taste.

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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 12:12 pm

southwestern/garden omelette with home fries on the side.

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Post by Impedimenta on Fri May 06, 2011 12:19 pm

tiny tomatoes,carrots, celery, baby spinach, green peas, 4 almonds, lettuce and chick peas. no dressing no nothing. i cannot even call this salad. and they are raw except for the CP and green peas.


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Post by Merlot Daruwala on Fri May 06, 2011 12:28 pm

Impedimenta wrote:tiny tomatoes,carrots, celery, baby spinach, green peas, 4 almonds, lettuce and chick peas. no dressing no nothing. i cannot even call this salad. and they are raw except for the CP and green peas.


Aiyyo paavam. You in some military-style fat farm?

I had malvani chicken curry with roti for lunch. Chicken keema curry with roti for dinner.

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Post by Impedimenta on Fri May 06, 2011 12:33 pm

i am not aiyoo paavam at all. fat farm? watch it or else i am going to call you uncle, or worse aunty. so, any chickens left at all in mumbai? i am going to have a big dinner. i am celebrating.

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Post by charvaka on Fri May 06, 2011 12:34 pm

Impedimenta wrote:i am celebrating.
What are you celebrating?

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Post by harharmahadev on Fri May 06, 2011 1:08 pm

I am having the most amazing frisco panini sandwich from my company cafeteria. I have been working here for several years, but never tried their sandwich.

Damn! It's good.

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Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2011 1:31 pm

.|Sublime|. wrote:bitter because of neem leaves maybe. i am not sure about neem leaves in curry leaf powder or chutney.
another ingredient that is missing is dry red chilies. swap tamarind water with some tamarind of the solid kind. relay these instructions to your cook and let us know if you see an improvement in taste.

got you ma'am. i'll try this out the day after (eveRRyday portends dipheRRant troubles these days so a "day after" is a safer bet). but i *will* post the results.

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Post by tapori on Fri May 06, 2011 3:42 pm

having two samosas from Amaya.

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Post by Guest on Sun May 08, 2011 2:51 am

had fried sausages with onions for breakfast today (and scrambled eggs).


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Post by Guest on Sun May 08, 2011 3:22 am

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.|Sublime|. wrote:bitter because of neem leaves maybe. i am not sure about neem leaves in curry leaf powder or chutney.
another ingredient that is missing is dry red chilies. swap tamarind water with some tamarind of the solid kind. relay these instructions to your cook and let us know if you see an improvement in taste.

got you ma'am. i'll try this out the day after (eveRRyday portends dipheRRant troubles these days so a "day after" is a safer bet). but i *will* post the results.

tried this today. the bitterness was gone. we also roasted the curry leaves a bit more (besides add red chillies and tamarind pulp). there were no neem leaves used earlier. that was my mistake. curry leaves are also called sweet neem in hindi -- i had not known that. the recipe my wife had used was a sanjeev kapoor recipe.

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Post by Guest on Sun May 08, 2011 4:51 am

home cooked baked chicken for lunch. too much continental in one day. have to quickly revert to desidom by dinner.


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Post by Guest on Sun May 08, 2011 9:24 am

OMG Huzefa Kapasi, in my next India visit, I am so coming to Kolkata and eat at your place, and then go to Mumbai and get dined out by Merlot... and before and after that, lose like 10 lbs.

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Post by Guest on Sun May 08, 2011 9:50 am

Very Happy Very Happy

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Post by MaxEntropy_Man on Sun May 08, 2011 10:33 am

brunch-eggs sunny side up on toasted english muffin with a spread of basil pesto, spinach, fresh tomatoes, and a slice of mozzarella cheese.

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Post by MaxEntropy_Man on Sun May 08, 2011 2:06 pm

bought a huge bunch of broccoli rabe. i always get excited when i find greens that i haven't seen before and explore ways to incorporate them into our diet. it's got an unusual taste raw -- mild at first, bitter in the middle and then a wasabi like eye watering spiciness at the end. i made the mistake of eating a whole leaf raw and was hopping towards the end. now looking for recipes to turn it into something edible.

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Post by Kris on Sun May 08, 2011 3:07 pm

charvaka wrote:Vot's for breakfast, lunch, lunch 2, snacks, dinner, supper, etc.

>>> last night : dindin with friends- lamb, pistachio kulfi, washed down with merlot ( good- but should have stopped at three glasses. The one extra glass made me feel blah this morning)

This morning: fruit yogurt and one granola bar

Lunch: headed to a dosa party in the south bay


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Post by Guest on Sun May 08, 2011 8:02 pm

Kris wrote:

Lunch: headed to a dosa party in the south bay


What's a dosa party? Did they serve Manchurian Dosa(i)?

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Post by Guest on Mon May 09, 2011 2:53 am

MaxEntropy_Man wrote:brunch-eggs sunny side up on toasted english muffin with a spread of basil pesto, spinach, fresh tomatoes, and a slice of mozzarella cheese.

try a goose egg sunny side up sometime. Cool


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Post by Kris on Mon May 09, 2011 3:08 am

blabberwock wrote:
Kris wrote:

Lunch: headed to a dosa party in the south bay


What's a dosa party? Did they serve Manchurian Dosa(i)?

>>>> The caterer (indian restaurant, usually) sets up the equipment in the host's backyard or by the pool, and makes different types of dosas at the request of the guests. There are some exotic varieties, like spring dosa (lots of vegetables). Believe it or not, I had mysore masala dosa for the first time today and asked for a 2nd one too.

This dosa deal normally supplements other food, usually a buffet. Catching on among indians in the bay area. I am sure it is popular in other areas where there is a heavy indian concentration (altho, southall may have an aloo gobi party scene instead:)

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Post by Guest on Mon May 09, 2011 3:43 am

Kris wrote:altho, southall may have an aloo gobi party scene instead:)

Razz followed by a customary pilgrimage to the glassy junction. (there's a gurdwara next to it too i think -- so a pilgrimage it is.)

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Post by Kris on Mon May 09, 2011 3:54 am

Need to check out this Glassy Junction next time. I went to Southall on my first trip to London many years ago, just out of curiosity and was there barely for a couple of hours. Had a Pakistani friend in Ealing, but lost touch a long time ago.


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Post by Guest on Mon May 09, 2011 3:58 am

there was a bollywood flick, dhan dhana dhan goal, starring john abraham that was largely shot in southall and in the glassy junction.

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Post by Kris on Mon May 09, 2011 4:07 am

Also 'bend it like beckham' I think, was shot in southall.

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Post by FreeStyle on Mon May 09, 2011 10:13 am

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:
MaxEntropy_Man wrote:brunch-eggs sunny side up on toasted english muffin with a spread of basil pesto, spinach, fresh tomatoes, and a slice of mozzarella cheese.

try a goose egg sunny side up sometime. Cool
Kaafi bada hai. Very Happy

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