Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Spur of the moment

SD (my 2 yr old) yesterday referred to the Rongi as baby rajama and I could not help laughing and think about my brother. I and my Bro have always been very fond of Rajama too and we would address rongi as Rajma ka bachha which translates to Baby Rajma. I wanted to call home right away but then for some reason I don’t know why, I waited till today morning. As usual Ma picked it up and I told her about it and her immediate reaction was to laugh and say you both used to call it like that too. Moms don’t forget do they :)

Well I wanted to start my recipe blog with something special and have been wondering what it could be. Today while at work my colleague ‘B’ asked me “what did you get for lunch today?” Black-eyed bean curry I mentioned and she was like wow how do you cook that so I told her the recipe and she said she would try it out and I got my first recipe for the blog. So what if it is simple and easy and a normal Punju dish it is still special and may be someone who reads my blog does not know about it :) so here I go with the recipe.

She also mentioned an interesting fact about black-eyed-bean it seems it is a widely used ingredient in soul food and on New Year day the American families cook this to bring in good luck and good prospects for their family and thanks to her for the photo too. Sometimes a spur of the moment decisions can make you so feel so good.

5 comments:

Laksh said...

Where is the recipe? I'd like to try it, I usually just make different kinds of dhals. Would love to learn to make dry curries with peas and stuff.

Mads said...

OMG you are fast, I am just trying to transfer the pic from the phone. Without the Pic it would not look impressive :)

Mads said...

Next let me try and post some dry curries. Anything specific you want let me know, it would inspire me to try out and blog :)

A-kay said...

That was some interesting tit-bit about black eyed beans. I pretty much do something similar to this with black eyed beans (which I love :) ) but do not puree the onions. That is a neat trick to pressure cook the pureed onions - I think that way the raw smell of the onions goes away easily, will definitely try this and let you know how it turns out. Looking forward to reading traditional Punju dishes here, more than the stuff dished out at restaurants.

Mads said...

Thank you so much A-kay :)