The story of the greatest rasam ever made :-)
Man, cooking is tiring. 🙂
The wife & baby are out-of-town, and for the first time ever, I tried my hand at cooking something more complex than bread toast, maggi, dal & rice :-). With my parents just around the corner, I have never had to do much in the kitchen, but they are out for a week too, and so….
Rasam was the goal, and right now, I am just super drunk pleased about how well the rasam turned out. Multiple calls went forth to Delhi during the 1 hr it took me to make everything – boil rice, boil dal, and prepare the rasam. Much trepidation about the way it was looking as the clock ticked – 5 min – how much tamarind should I squeeze, 6th min – throw the tomatoes, the hing, the chillis, the turmeric powder, blah, blah…gee, did I add too much??? 15 min – looks too brown…hmm, too much tamarind?, 30 min – should I add the dal, how much dal? More water? How much more? 40 min – looks yummy…
Tasted yummy too – just about perfect, but for a wee bit more tamarind than necessary. Which was good in a way since the potato podimas (that I had made in the morning) didn’t have enough salt and spice.
This one time at least, it was good to do this instead of lazing on the couch to watch some crap on the tube. I think I will try a few more things over the next few days – sambar, dry bhindi curry etc. Let’s see how they turn out.
Finished Season-2 of Prison Break yesterday. Excellent, but for the last 2-3 episodes which were a tad too filmy & haphazard. I wasted 12 hrs last Sunday on PB-2. Hopefully, will be more measured with Season-3.
Have a call at 12:30 tonight – not much fun that. Which, in part, explains this post.