you are an expert cook then this recipe is too simple for you, thank you for
Today I get a call from my friend who is newly-wed pampered woman, who has never cooked before and is
challenged by her mother-in-law to show some of her culinary skills.
She asks me for a very basic dish, something that is not difficult and tasty as well.
I am not surprised!
I have met many such women who don’t even know to fry an egg. For some reason, they have never found reason to cook before marriage. Busy with studies or career and have enough
helpers at home to do the cooking, what is the need to cook?
There are many parents who will never encourage their children to cook arguing, "Let her rest, there is whole lifetime to cook," so there is chalta haiattitude,
marriage comes a bit of responsibility. One cannot eat everyday out and some
basic cooking is important.
is just the basic recipe which can be cooked by a person who is new to cooking…….
into the kitchen for following ingredients
medium onion (finely chopped)
medium potatoes (diced)
green chilies (chopped)
cloves garlic (grated)
medium tomatoes (chopped)
tsp coriander powder
tsp cumin seeds
cup shelled peas
tsp chopped coriander leaves
in 1 tablespoon of oil
it gets light brown
potatoes, green chilies and grated garlic and ginger
Add half cup water and Mix garlic,
ginger and green chilies
Add chopped potatoes
Add chopped tomatoes
Add dry masalas like coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds and salt
When we become an expert cook, we can start to grate the tomatoes and add, but when new to cooking, this kind of rough chopping of tomatoes will pass..the more we pamper our guest the better we are expected to perform, Its best to be just our self and do what is comfortable to us’
Add chopped coriander leaves
cup of water, cover and keep it till potatoes are tender.
it with steamed rice or freshly roasted chappatis
Variation: Instead of peas, vegetables like cauliflower, mushrooms or fried okra can also be used,