Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cholar Dal Mulo Diye – Chana Dal Cooked with Radish

When the winter’s morning sun falls on the open space where this little 'self' – of course the 'selfless self' – is sitting…what a moment, not moment but the time that is spent with the sun to get a bit of natural light and heat. And what more can be better – this ‘self’ is reclining on a chair with a book in hand, reading away and enjoying the writer’s words, and sipping away tea from the cup close at hand. Wish all this could be so simple, lazing away and…

This thought is suddenly disturbed when it comes to mind that the kitchen is waiting for this person to enter and then start off to cook for ‘self’ and people at home.

If there would have been no work and everything acquired at the thought of it, how different would have been life on this earth?

We read and enjoy the story of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, and, even at times it strikes

Friday, December 5, 2014

Chingri Macher Matha Diye Chechki – Mixed Vegetables Cooked with Prawn Heads

When I cooked Prawn Pulao (see here), the heads had been separated and used to make the stock for the Pulao. With stock used up, the heads had been put away in the fridge for later use. While this dish had been cooked so many days ago, to be precise, many months back, this was simply lazing in my collection of pictures.

At last it is going to see the light of the Internet…isn’t it true that this is no longer closed in a dark space but going to show its face from where to where, God knows.