Monday, 31 May 2010

Mind Cooking by my Dear Husband

Hi Friends.
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One might wonder why this title for an egg curry, let me explain. Yesterday night my husband suddenly had a desire to have an egg curry and he asked me do we have some eggs left, and he got an answer ‘yes’. He said I want to do some MIND COOKING, I kept wondering what’s that? As I have mentioned I do keep some chopped vegetables ready in my refrigerator, so he had some handy chopped onions and green chilies to use. I helped him in the kitchen by chopping some tomatoes  and boiling the eggs. While cooking he explained me what he meant by MIND COOKING.
The mind suddenly conjures up a taste that it wants to eat. Once a desired taste builds up   then head keeps working trying to put together a cocktail of spices, which  is likely to result in the desired taste that the tongue was seeking. So the ultimate measure of success of any such foray into the kitchen depends on how close the end result was to the original desire. Since in any case the original desire, the process or the end result are not based on/ comparable to any known recipe. 
Now DH’s  tongue was asking for a particular taste which he said will taste some what like a thick, tangy kerala curry devoid of coconut but with loads of curry leaves  in it and he had a feeling that it will go well with appams or idiappams. So, the skeptical me, while he was cooking  kept asking him that he has hardly used any spices and we should have used more finely chopped onions..but he said that he would have preferred more coarsely chopped onions. To tell you truly I was not too sure whether I would love the end product and might have to search for something else to eat but gladly nothing of that happened, I enjoyed the curry and as he suggested this would taste brilliant with appam. The salt in the curry was on a little higher side which got compensated by the bland eggs but his MIND COOKING was SUCCESSFUL, he got the flavour and the consistency which he had aspired for!
So here’s DH’s recipe for the Kerala Style Egg Curry
Ingredients
6 boiled eggs
4 onions either sliced or coarsely chopped
6-7 green chilies chopped ( mine were not spicy)
2 tomatoes chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tbsp tamarind paste
3-4 sprigs of curry leaves
2 tsp red chili pwd
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
salt to taste
oil for cooking
1 tsp mustard seeds
Method
Heat oil and splutter the mustard seeds.
Saute the onions, green chilies, some curry leaves and ginger paste.
Now add the turmeric pwd and chili pwd and saute.
Add tomatoes, tamarind and salt to taste.
When the tomatoes are a little mushy add 1/2 cup water and simmer.
Cut the eggs into halves and pour the curry over them.
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Serve it hot with rice or appams.
DH, I am quite happy that we could spend some more time together like this while you concocted a new preparation. I loved being your assistant in the cooking and enjoyed the dinner. Hope to get this kind of treat more frequently.Open-mouthed
What is your say on this dear friends?
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38 comments:

Priti said...

I love the mind reading ..hehe ...egg curry looks awesome yaar...he did very gud job

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

hi pari,

Very tempting yar...very easy but tasty food.

AshKuku said...

Hurray!!!! We are lucky to get the taste of his mind cooking spree..... Those yummilicious captures are tempting me to an extent, I might run to get some eggs now for the dinner..... Very lush..... color, texture, feel...Oh! just everything.... Thanks for sharing....

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Jay said...

Hy Pari,
wonderful recipe dear. Hats off to ur hubby too.

Rachana Kothari said...

The word "Mind reading" attracted me to this recipe and I enjoyed reading about it:-)

You are a lucky girl... Kudos to yours :-)

Preeti Kashyap said...

This looks lovely with all the onion and tangy tomatoes!

divya said...

wonderful recipe dear. Hats off to ur hubby too.

Kanchan said...

Interesting Mix of spices .... wonderful preparation by your husband !

Khaugiri said...

Lucky you!!!! Perfect Mind reading:)

Valarmathi said...

Nice recipe, looks yummy.

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice cooking by your hubby..

lata raja said...

Very interesting to read about MIND COOKING! while we cook an everyday meal without paying much attention to details and trying to visualise the end product does make a lot of difference.
The egg curry looks deliciously colourful.

SathyaSridhar said...

Heyy Pari,,

Thats soo sweet dear even me n my hubby sometimes feel the same like this usually we go for some bajjis n sojjis n noodle recipes...at that time we feel to have that particular food only not other stuffs even if we got hot. Egg curry looks perfect dear.

Rach said...

Nice :) Even I hope u will get to enjoy many more nalapakas :)

~ Lopa said...

hahaha interesting...
At some moment all of us gets those cravings... nothing better than when we achieve that taste we were longing for... very satisfying...hehe :)

Swathi said...

Pari,

Mind cooking by your husband looks really delicious.

mk. said...

Very lucky, we were with the end result were'nt we ??!!

Else u wud have endedup naming the post 'mindless cooking ;-)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Pari, that is a nice concept of "mind cooking". Lovely looking curry :)

Nithya said...

Ha ha ha.. wow.. thats a great way to explain mind cooking and yes it does happen to all of us sometime or the other. Its a brilliant way to explain and the title rocks. :)

The curry looks great too dear. :) congrats to your hubby for making it so well :)

Trendsetters said...

lovely curry i love anything that has egg in it

Kiran said...

Dear Pari,

Very nicely written and very well presented.I do agree with your husband's mind cooking concept because I have these cravings very often.Some recipe comes into mind and I feel like eating only that and nothing else.I then start to concoct it.Nice and colorful dish.

PJ said...

loved reading your post, Pari! The concept of mind cooking somehow resembles very closely to my engineer-cooking :D Is your DH and engineer by any chance ;) No, but seriously, the egg curry looks awesome.. I like that it does not have many spices in it.

Anu said...

You are very lucky... Egg curry looks delicious and yummy...

Ananda Rajashekar said...

mind cooking-interesting to read and indeed a interesting recipe :)

Chitra said...

Mind cooking is really good and has come out well too.. Nice ntry !!

Deepti said...

This sure luks delicious...enjoy ur meals made by ur hubby.

shriya said...

Love the detailed step by step pics. Egg curry looks sooo rich and awesome.

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Good one pari...lucky you!! great pics and delicious curry...

GayathriRaj said...

Oh wow thats mind blowing...i liked the way of presentation and narration....really lucky that such a nice curry got ready after so much thinking....really gr8 egg curryy,....

Yummy Team said...

Wonderful mindcooking by your husband :) Egg curry looks absolutely delicious..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Yummy looking curry Pari, nice explanation for mind cooking, I think at some point every one might feel like eating something. Your hubby has done really a good job.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments:-)

Asha said...

Haha! Like "mind cooking" idea, wish I had that power everyday! Love the Egg curry, looks mouthwatering.

Cham said...

Great to put what comes in mind, lucky u :) The curry should be good with appam as he said!

Suhaina said...

That is a perfect Kerala Mutta roast. So ur hubby is a good cook too. Tell him to mind read and make more recipes like this eevry week, who knows he might come up with more interesting recipes, which we can try too. Wonderful clicks. Who took the photos???

Pari said...

Dear PJ, my husband is not an engineer but surely has that mind set.
Suhaina, I can take the credit for the pics and I will surely convey ur message to him, suits me fine. LOL
Thanks Kiran, I guess we all do mind cooking to a large extent without even realising it.
Thank you friends for ur sweet comments.

Sushma Mallya said...

Your so lucky pari that your husband cooks such delicious food for you, it really looks awesome, and beautiful clicks as well...actually i had commented 2 days back only but didnt appear on your blog..

An Open Book said...

Hi Pari...thanks fr visiting my blog..u have a nice space here...this one looks delicious

Panchpakwan said...

Lucky you..Curry looks delicious..

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