Friday, January 27, 2006

A Mid-day Combo

My mom is a great cook. :D :D She cooks so well that, once the aroma begins wafting through the house, you can't help getting hungry. Today was such-a-day. The dishes are pretty simple...Lets go and have a look at what we have...

1. Vatha kuzambu - a typical tasty yummy south Indian dish, made in every home
2. Vendakka poriyal - to be precise, its fried "ladys finger"
3. Fried appalams - Pappads
4. Rasam - hopefully you should be knowing this
5. Vegetable salad - cucumber, carrot, onion, capsicum etc. etc.
6. Thick ice-cold curd (as usual)

As these got ready by 12pm, i just couldn't wait for lunch...i grabbed a plate from the shelf and was making such a din with it that my mom had to serve me those...slurp!! Half way thro' lunch, i felt, "hey!! why the heck we have to eat the same way everyday....sambar rice, rasam, curd"...its actually quite lets make a change by preparing a combo today ;-).

All the items were piping hot...i took a small vessel, put some kuzambu in that (cos if this didn't work, i don't want to spoil other's lunch he he) and then broke about 2 appalams to get 8 pieces and made appalak-kuzambu he he...nice combination...Next, i put some rice and mixed ice-cold curd to form a thick mass (consistency of chapathi dough..) along with the vegetable salad to form a colourful curd!! u shud have tasted was heavenly..

Added to this, the appalak-kuzambu in small amounts blew the was!! slurp! Curd and vendakka-fry is always a hit combination...u know what to do next...add lots of vendakka fry...The combo can't get yummier than this. I tasted this a bit and devoured it myself. So here goes my thathuvam "A simple lunch can be a great lunch...but a great lunch can never be a simple lunch". Want to taste some???

This simple lunch, combined with a 2 hour siesta is the best combo you can get. There is nothing else to beat this satisfaction ;-)

Btw, i have started cooking too...Next time anyone is going to ask that question, im gonna punish you with my thakkali (tomato) chutney he he...