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Post by ashaNirasha on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:09 pm

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:
ashaNirasha wrote:I always forget how to post an image! Which one am I supposed to copy paste - image/BBcode/html/direct link/what?
copy-paste? well you first click on the "host an image" button and then copy-paste the middle url (circled red):


Yes. I think that's what I did. I initially tried the image link, then image url, finally the one you highlighted.

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Post by indophile on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:10 pm

Isn't karappusa "save" in telugu, sort of broken up angel hair. I think murukku that you see in Indian stores is more like a jantika, but much smaller in diameter and sporting rough edges. But in Madras they call chakkilaalu also murukku (the best are made with ghee at Grand Sweets).

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Post by Maria S on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:11 pm

Nice.
I buy them in the store..but, as you say..most of the time they are not good-stale. May be one of these days, will have to try to get a murukku press.

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Post by ashaNirasha on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:17 pm

Maria S wrote:
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Maria S wrote:I can't post any pics:( still struggling.
where exactly are you struggling? maybe i can help.

I tried to follow the instructions you gave me HK..some time ago (as above- paste the middle url). I tried from two different computers too. The image does not show up. Will keep trying.


I don't know if you've registered with servimg.

1. First register with servimg at servimg.com. You can use the same email address and password you use for this forum.
2. Then upload your image there. It gives you all the links for the image after that.
3. Click on the 'insert image' icon at the top, in this forum.
4. Copy and paste the link that HK highlighted.
5. Always preview to see if the image is showing up.

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Post by Maria S on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:18 pm

Thanks Asha, for the step-by-step instructions, will try that soon.

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Post by ashaNirasha on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:26 pm

indophile wrote:Isn't karappusa "save" in telugu, sort of broken up angel hair. I think murukku that you see in Indian stores is more like a jantika, but much smaller in diameter and sporting rough edges. But in Madras they call chakkilaalu also murukku (the best are made with ghee at Grand Sweets).

I think sev is an NI word.

We used to call the the thin ones, 'karappusa', the fat ones murukulu. The really fine is sev that is used in mixtures, not really made at home. I've heard people use 'jantikalu' but don't know what size belongs to that category.

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:26 pm

ashaNirasha wrote:1. First register with servimg at servimg.com. You can use the same email address and password you use for this forum.
i don't think this is necessary. i think forumotion has an arrangement with servimg. but you are right: if they prompt you for registration, you can use the same id and password.

maria send me your pics (preferably the ones at beach): i will post them for you. mention not.

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Post by indophile on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:38 pm

Quiz - name the items in each picture (No score awarded since I don't know the names for most of those items either).
http://www.google.com/search?q=karappusa&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=DvskUcjfDOmW0QHwqoCgDg&sqi=2&ved=0CC0QsAQ&biw=1120&bih=613

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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:43 am

i love chef harpal singh (from sanjeev kapoor's khanakhazana). i like the way he explains, gesticulates. i was watching this video yesterday (embedded below) and was surprised to learn that real kashmiri rogan josh is actually quite dry and has loads of asafoetida in it.



today being the second day of a nationwide bandh, we could not get any mutton. we made chicken rogan josh instead with maida laccha parathas. the gravy was as tasty as promised (no tomatoes are used). it would have tasted even better with the flavours of mutton.



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Post by bw on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:51 am

ashaNirasha wrote:[img][/img]

I always forget how to post an image! Which one am I supposed to copy paste - image/BBcode/html/direct link/what?

looks yummy!

what's that on the right? baked, flat, choc chip murukkus?

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Post by garam_kuta on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:42 am

bw wrote:
ashaNirasha wrote:[img][/img

Isn't murukku, by definition, requires to be spiral w/wo twists and strand-separated?

I always forget how to post an image! Which one am I supposed to copy paste - image/BBcode/html/direct link/what?

looks yummy!

what's that on the right? baked, flat, choc chip murukkus?

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Post by bw on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:51 am

garam_kuta wrote:

Isn't murukku, by definition, requires to be spiral w/wo twists and strand-separated?


good point - must be baked, choc chip thaTTais.

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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:23 pm

a question to mutton lovers. re: http://such.forumotion.com/t263p1000-what-are-you-cooking-having-cooked-eating-today#86101

in the video i linked in that post, harpal singh says he was trained in hyderabad where he wa taught that mutton should be chewy. whereas, he remarks, in lucknow, or awadhi cuisine, they emphasize that mutton should be soft as butter. he notes that preferences are local. in bengal, in kosha mangsho the mutton is traditionally slightly undercooked (chewy). i personally prefer it cooked very soft. what are your preferences? if nobody answers, i will put this to poll.

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Post by ashaNirasha on Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:52 am

bw wrote:[quote=

what's that on the right? baked, flat, choc chip murukkus?

Haha, they are just regular choc chip cookies. But now you are giving me ideas.

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Post by ashaNirasha on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:08 am

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:a question to mutton lovers. what are your preferences? if nobody answers, i will put this to poll.

Just to spare the forum the trauma of another poll, I'll answer that.

I am not a mutton lover, but do know a few. They seem to prefer it 'hard', like lamb chops well done, or kabob style, not the Indian style, but more Mediterranean/ middle eastern style. For home cooked lamb/ mutton, you can never ever use water, and using a pressure cooker to make sure it is adequately cooked is a sin, because it makes it very soft.

OTOH, my mother doesn't like it if it is not cooked forever in the pressure cooker because she believes it can never be done enough without that.

These 'mutton lovers' are a breed I don't understand. They look down on chicken eaters.

The word mutton always reminds of a Seinfeld episode.

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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:34 am

ashaNirasha wrote:
Huzefa Kapasi wrote:a question to mutton lovers. what are your preferences? if nobody answers, i will put this to poll.

Just to spare the forum the trauma of another poll, I'll answer that.

I am not a mutton lover, but do know a few. They seem to prefer it 'hard', like lamb chops well done, or kabob style, not the Indian style, but more Mediterranean/ middle eastern style. For home cooked lamb/ mutton, you can never ever use water, and using a pressure cooker to make sure it is adequately cooked is a sin, because it makes it very soft.

OTOH, my mother doesn't like it if it is not cooked forever in the pressure cooker because she believes it can never be done enough without that.

These 'mutton lovers' are a breed I don't understand. They look down on chicken eaters.

The word mutton always reminds of a Seinfeld episode.
ha ha ha! thanks for responding. nice to see you too are non veg. i agree with the pressure cooker thing. when i was younger -- right after marriage i mean -- i used to cook mutton curry in a pressure cooker (my wife couldn't cook then) with ready made masalas. once or twice i gave it an extra whistle and the mutton came out like halwa but i really enjoyed it! now my wife and kids insist it is cooked in a kadhai (they like it chewy) with fresh spices and i stick to the gravy basically. i prefer it the mediterranean or kebab style.

by the way, i agree with you that mutton lovers are a breed (i am not one of them though -- i enjoy chicken as much). the bengalis really love their mutton. bengali hindus, traditionally, never ate chicken -- only mutton. they looked down on muslims as lungi wearing chicken eaters. slowly chicken got incorporated in their cuisine but from a cursory look you can see that mutton and fish enjoy more prominence.

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Post by Maria S on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:39 am

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:a question to mutton lovers. re: http://such.forumotion.com/t263p1000-what-are-you-cooking-having-cooked-eating-today#86101

in the video i linked in that post, harpal singh says he was trained in hyderabad where he wa taught that mutton should be chewy. whereas, he remarks, in lucknow, or awadhi cuisine, they emphasize that mutton should be soft as butter. he notes that preferences are local. in bengal, in kosha mangsho the mutton is traditionally slightly undercooked (chewy). i personally prefer it cooked very soft. what are your preferences? if nobody answers, i will put this to poll.

I am def. among the much maligned mutton-lovers:)
I always cook mutton in the pressure-cooker first..as other mutton-lovers perhaps do.."softness" depends on the prep/preferences. For Biriyani and fries it's more chewy..for curries/kurmas..prefer more softly cooked mutton.

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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:51 am

Maria S wrote:I am def. among the much maligned mutton-lovers:)
i see. Razz
I always cook mutton in the pressure-cooker first..as other mutton-lovers perhaps do.."softness" depends on the prep/preferences. For Biriyani and fries it's more chewy..for curries/kurmas..prefer more softly cooked mutton.
real mutton lovers would frown upon mutton cooked in a pressure cooker. but you said you first cook it in a pressure cooker so you pass. Razz with biryanis too we cook it in a pressure cooker first.

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Post by goodcitizn on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:53 pm

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:
Maria S wrote:I am def. among the much maligned mutton-lovers:)
i see. Razz
I always cook mutton in the pressure-cooker first..as other mutton-lovers perhaps do.."softness" depends on the prep/preferences. For Biriyani and fries it's more chewy..for curries/kurmas..prefer more softly cooked mutton.
real mutton lovers would frown upon mutton cooked in a pressure cooker. but you said you first cook it in a pressure cooker so you pass. Razz with biryanis too we cook it in a pressure cooker first.

HK & Maria:

In Tamil Nadu, especially in the villages, people use goat meat for their mutton preparations. I notice that Bangalore restaurants serve mutton from sheep meat for biriyani etc. Is there a preference and a difference in taste between the two? Besides, I was under the impression that mutton meant goat meat and lamb meant sheep meat. Now I am not sure.

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Post by Maria S on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:11 pm

goodcitizn wrote:

HK & Maria:

In Tamil Nadu, especially in the villages, people use goat meat for their mutton preparations. I notice that Bangalore restaurants serve mutton from sheep meat for biriyani etc. Is there a preference and a difference in taste between the two? Besides, I was under the impression that mutton meant goat meat and lamb meant sheep meat. Now I am not sure.

GC,
For all practical purposes in TN - "mutton" meant/means mostly goat meat. (goat- aatukari. lamb- vellariaatukari.)
When it comes to taste, I def. prefer goat meat over lamb meat.

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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:15 pm

goodcitizn wrote:In Tamil Nadu, especially in the villages, people use goat meat for their mutton preparations. I notice that Bangalore restaurants serve mutton from sheep meat for biriyani etc. Is there a preference and a difference in taste between the two? Besides, I was under the impression that mutton meant goat meat and lamb meant sheep meat. Now I am not sure.
GC, this is a very complicated subject. in india "goat meat" is applied for sheep and goats depending on the region AND taste (there are regions where delicious goat and sheep meat are available like rajasthan). the two are separate species and the two taste very different but the young mountainous or hilly sheep/lamb of rajasthan and kashmir taste even better than the best of plains' goat meat (i mean to imply that i do not like sheep/lamb meat -- strong odour/after-taste). even within goat meat, there are categories. the meat of a castrated goat (locally called khasi) tastes better than that of a non castrated one. then those that are fed only on chana (bengal gram). plus the veal'd goat meat etc. personally i have found that the goat meat of the south is much tender than that of the north (including bengal). in delhi, be assured, you will be served sheep's meat as "goat meat."

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Post by goodcitizn on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:20 pm

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:
goodcitizn wrote:In Tamil Nadu, especially in the villages, people use goat meat for their mutton preparations. I notice that Bangalore restaurants serve mutton from sheep meat for biriyani etc. Is there a preference and a difference in taste between the two? Besides, I was under the impression that mutton meant goat meat and lamb meant sheep meat. Now I am not sure.
GC, this is a very complicated subject. in india "goat meat" is applied for sheep and goats depending on the region AND taste (there are regions where delicious goat and sheep meat are available like rajasthan). the two are separate species and the two taste very different but the young mountainous or hilly sheep/lamb of rajasthan and kashmir taste even better than the best of plains' goat meat (i mean to imply that i do not like sheep/lamb meat -- strong odour/after-taste). even within goat meat, there are categories. the meat of a castrated goat (locally called khasi) tastes better than that of a non castrated one. then those that are fed only on chana (bengal gram). plus the veal'd goat meat etc. personally i have found that the goat meat of the south is much tender than that of the north (including bengal). in delhi, be assured, you will be served sheep's meat as "goat meat."

Interesting tidbits! Thanks.

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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:21 pm

Maria S wrote:
goodcitizn wrote:

HK & Maria:

In Tamil Nadu, especially in the villages, people use goat meat for their mutton preparations. I notice that Bangalore restaurants serve mutton from sheep meat for biriyani etc. Is there a preference and a difference in taste between the two? Besides, I was under the impression that mutton meant goat meat and lamb meant sheep meat. Now I am not sure.

GC,
For all practical purposes in TN - "mutton" meant/means mostly goat meat. (goat- aatukari. lamb- vellariaatukari.)
When it comes to taste, I def. prefer goat meat over lamb meat.
ya, me too. they are known as different animals throughout india but the restaurants use them interchangeably in their "mutton" dishes.

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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:24 pm

goodcitizn wrote:
Huzefa Kapasi wrote:
goodcitizn wrote:In Tamil Nadu, especially in the villages, people use goat meat for their mutton preparations. I notice that Bangalore restaurants serve mutton from sheep meat for biriyani etc. Is there a preference and a difference in taste between the two? Besides, I was under the impression that mutton meant goat meat and lamb meant sheep meat. Now I am not sure.
GC, this is a very complicated subject. in india "goat meat" is applied for sheep and goats depending on the region AND taste (there are regions where delicious goat and sheep meat are available like rajasthan). the two are separate species and the two taste very different but the young mountainous or hilly sheep/lamb of rajasthan and kashmir taste even better than the best of plains' goat meat (i mean to imply that i do not like sheep/lamb meat -- strong odour/after-taste). even within goat meat, there are categories. the meat of a castrated goat (locally called khasi) tastes better than that of a non castrated one. then those that are fed only on chana (bengal gram). plus the veal'd goat meat etc. personally i have found that the goat meat of the south is much tender than that of the north (including bengal). in delhi, be assured, you will be served sheep's meat as "goat meat."

Interesting tidbits! Thanks.
arlington! after hearing all these tidbits you will decide to feed only on the bene masla dose of CTR. i might want to eat you though be warned!

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Post by goodcitizn on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:34 pm

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:
goodcitizn wrote:
Huzefa Kapasi wrote:
goodcitizn wrote:In Tamil Nadu, especially in the villages, people use goat meat for their mutton preparations. I notice that Bangalore restaurants serve mutton from sheep meat for biriyani etc. Is there a preference and a difference in taste between the two? Besides, I was under the impression that mutton meant goat meat and lamb meant sheep meat. Now I am not sure.
GC, this is a very complicated subject. in india "goat meat" is applied for sheep and goats depending on the region AND taste (there are regions where delicious goat and sheep meat are available like rajasthan). the two are separate species and the two taste very different but the young mountainous or hilly sheep/lamb of rajasthan and kashmir taste even better than the best of plains' goat meat (i mean to imply that i do not like sheep/lamb meat -- strong odour/after-taste). even within goat meat, there are categories. the meat of a castrated goat (locally called khasi) tastes better than that of a non castrated one. then those that are fed only on chana (bengal gram). plus the veal'd goat meat etc. personally i have found that the goat meat of the south is much tender than that of the north (including bengal). in delhi, be assured, you will be served sheep's meat as "goat meat."

Interesting tidbits! Thanks.
arlington! after hearing all these tidbits you will decide to feed only on the bene masla dose of CTR. i might want to eat you though be warned!
Occasionally I do eat meat, usually chicken. I don't care for "lamb" served in the U.S. but really like mutton (vellaattu kari as Maria said) dishes served in south indian hotels. (My first experience as a kid was at Madurai Muniyaandi Vilas which now have franchises in all of TN).

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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:40 pm

goodcitizn wrote:Occasionally I do eat meat, usually chicken. I don't care for "lamb" served in the U.S. but really like mutton (vellaattu kari as Maria said) dishes served in south indian hotels. (My first experience as a kid was at Madurai Muniyaandi Vilas which now have franchises in all of TN).
intereting. so you are a vegetarian (almost) by choice. quite like me. now i cannot stand meat on the bone.

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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:31 am

sunday brunch: ganpath ram pizzas -- mozzarella, capsicum, onions, baby corn, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, carom seeds powder. veggies boiled and sauted in tomato paste first. baked in electric tandoor.



i know bittu's breads and pizzas are way superior! Smile

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Post by garam_kuta on Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:57 am

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:
goodcitizn wrote:Occasionally I do eat meat, usually chicken. I don't care for "lamb" served in the U.S. but really like mutton (vellaattu kari as Maria said) dishes served in south indian hotels. (My first experience as a kid was at Madurai Muniyaandi Vilas which now have franchises in all of TN).
intereting. so you are a vegetarian (almost) by choice. quite like me. now i cannot stand meat on the bone.

GC- two streets down CTR, in the beginning of Mohamdian Blk corner there is Moonlight, a proletarian hole-in-a-wall restaurant. Check out their KP and CP ( Kerala/Ceylon parota) and ghee rice with the 3 different saerva/salna they give

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Post by Guest on Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:37 am

rajma chawal. food fit for the popes!



let's see how gassy i feel by bed time.

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Post by Guest on Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:01 am

Nice. I'm out of tomatoes. Will make slow cooked rajma on Sunday maybe.

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Post by Guest on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:02 pm

Vidya Bagchi wrote:Nice. I'm out of tomatoes. Will make slow cooked rajma on Sunday maybe.
sounds good. i had some cold, left over rajma in the evening as a snack -- yummy. ganpath is pretty talented: the stuff he cooks is better than any hotal food.

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Post by Propagandhi711 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:25 pm

Cylinder Singh wrote:
Vidya Bagchi wrote:Nice. I'm out of tomatoes. Will make slow cooked rajma on Sunday maybe.
sounds good. i had some cold, left over rajma in the evening as a snack -- yummy. ganpath is pretty talented: the stuff he cooks is better than any hotal food.

kk thomas and associates. nice pictures of rajma and tomato. texas.

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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:09 am

dal makhani + basmati rice



same food, DiPpHeRrRAntt DiPpHeRrRAntt presentations.

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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:36 am

seven's (unknown babe's) favourite rajasthani (marwari) balls kadhi (with rice and baigan bhaji and arbi dish not in pic.)


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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:55 am

ganpath has exhausted his repertoire for it was kadhi chawal again today. henceforth i will be copying images that i have posted earlier and repeat posting them whenever a dish is made. alien

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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:41 pm

you remembered! thats very sweet, hu..more so bcz you're now quitting.

i dont understand. the older u get the more time u have to spend online. like after retirement most of my relatives are now on FB etc (which is weird on FB ofcoz to have them around commenting on ur photos in line with ur frnds...but thats bsides the point...what i mean is growing old is no reason to quit forums.

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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:33 am

seven wrote:you remembered! thats very sweet, hu..more so bcz you're now quitting.

i dont understand. the older u get the more time u have to spend online. like after retirement most of my relatives are now on FB etc (which is weird on FB ofcoz to have them around commenting on ur photos in line with ur frnds...but thats bsides the point...what i mean is growing old is no reason to quit forums.
i'll be back soon. Smile

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Post by Merlot Daruwala on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:35 am

Had pork and rice for both lunch and dinner during the 16-hour non-stop flt. For the first time, I actually ate every morsel of the airline food. The fantastic bordeaux helped of course. Full marks to Cathay Pacific for great food and fantastic service.

Dinner was at a busy, fancy Chinese restaurant. I love these places for the sheer warmth and family atmosphere. All around me were large tables with extended families sitting together and eating lots of food, very noisily.

I wanted roast duck but while the menu was full of all kinds of exotica (beef lung, abalone etc), there was only whole roast duck which would be too much for me. So I settled for shredded beef with bell peppers and sticky rice, washed down with lots of jasmine tea and a glass of cabernet sauvignon. Delicious.

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Post by Nila on Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:12 pm

I am getting tired of cooking these days. It is all going to be Saravana Bhavan for the next few weeks.

Want to hire a cook.

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Post by Nila on Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:14 pm

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:dal makhani + basmati rice



same food, DiPpHeRrRAntt DiPpHeRrRAntt presentations.

How did you cook rice that good? Tips please...

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Post by ashaNirasha on Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:27 pm

Merlot Daruwala wrote:Had pork and rice for both lunch and dinner during the 16-hour non-stop flt. For the first time, I actually ate every morsel of the airline food. The fantastic bordeaux helped of course. Full marks to Cathay Pacific for great food and fantastic service.

Dinner was at a busy, fancy Chinese restaurant. I love these places for the sheer warmth and family atmosphere. All around me were large tables with extended families sitting together and eating lots of food, very noisily.

I wanted roast duck but while the menu was full of all kinds of exotica (beef lung, abalone etc), there was only whole roast duck which would be too much for me. So I settled for shredded beef with bell peppers and sticky rice, washed down with lots of jasmine tea and a glass of cabernet sauvignon. Delicious.

A picture would have been nice.

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Post by FluteHolder on Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:35 pm

Horsegram/spices soup. Garlic Ambti, rice, .75 cm cubed potatotes sauted/lightly fried with cayenne/turmeric/garlic/ginger finally with chopped parseley for flavour.

Anyone know how to use/cook raw turmeric roots (ginger like)?. Picked up from desi store in freezer. Wanted to know how this is cooked/used.


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Re: What are you cooking / having cooked / eating today? [2 of 2]

Post by Guest on Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:33 pm

Ekadasi wrote:
Huzefa Kapasi wrote:dal makhani + basmati rice



same food, DiPpHeRrRAntt DiPpHeRrRAntt presentations.

How did you cook rice that good? Tips please...
sasthi, the trick is actually in the basmati rice:



ok, make it "super" basmati rice not basmati rice.

the method of cooking rice (any rice) is not unfamilar to you. but, anyway, i write it with inputs from ganpath:

1) wash rice and soak in water for 5 mins.;
2) bring water to a boil in a vessel and then add rice to it;
3) cook till you can mash a grain of rice between your fingers but not totally but a bit of the kernel should remain (which will cook while cooling);
4) drain rice and put it in a vessel and add some ghee to it for shine, separation etc.

i do have a mamaji or uncle who has tins of doon rice (a basmati) carefully stowed away (they do not perish) which he uses seasonally for his biryani.

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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:03 pm


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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:18 pm


mango tango frozen yogurt, with toppings


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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:25 am

i never tried a road side dabeli in mumbai. must do: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151361269672689&set=a.113750137688.93249.60908652688&type=1&theater


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Re: What are you cooking / having cooked / eating today? [2 of 2]

Post by Merlot Daruwala on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:22 am

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:i never tried a road side dabeli in mumbai. must do: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151361269672689&set=a.113750137688.93249.60908652688&type=1&theater

Ah, my one truly guilty pleasure. Irresistible!

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Post by Merlot Daruwala on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:28 am

Lunch today was butter-garlic squid, pomfret hyderabadi and prawns achari with a tandoori roti at Trishna.

Yesterday, it was a absolutely delicious and massive surmai fry (lightly battered), mutton sukka with neer dosa and prawns gassi with rice, at Pratap Lunch Home.

On both occasions, beer would have been nice. But there's this inexplicable taboo about 4.5ml of alcohol in the bloodstream while at the workplace. Bummer.

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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:38 am

multi coloured water balloons, courtesy vidya, for suchers to play holi with:



E N J O Y !!

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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:12 pm

balls kadhi with chupri roti for lunch tomorrow. will post pics if they turn out good. (merely celebrating a blood glucose test that came out normal today -- but eschewing rice and potatoes for now).

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