Monday, September 7, 2009

A revisit to Kala Chana Aloo Sabzi ~ Black Chickpea Potato Gravy with pictures!

The day was sunny and all, not the gloomy mornings of last week. Though I had plans to wrap my morning chore well ahead to have an early start, it again failed! And after my late night discussion with Athamma, which went way beyond 12.30 in the night, we have plans of cooking something new every week. Yaay! Discussions like such with Athamma is always bound to be interesting. And I managed to make her remember few authentic recipes.

Sunday was fun, if you think cooking only Maggi is! Kids are so fond of Maggi, that given that for all meals they happily eat without any complaints. How I really wish they treat all else in the same eye. I really wonder what Maggi has that caught these toddlers fascination. I was never a Maggi lover, though I won't say no for Top Raman. But then even that Amma used to give me very rarely. I tried hard to avoid this for Konda, was successful to some extent. But with the boys, its so hard. Chinnu is so excited saying that word out. He with his sturdy and composed way of saying out words, makes sure he gets it out clearly and correctly that he wants Maggi.

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So when he skipped his dinner on Saturday and refused to eat his favorite Poori, hubby dear suggested that I at least try Maggi, to at least feed him something. I was thinking maybe he is feeling under the sun and won't want it but I was wrong. He was as excited as always on hearing the word Maggi. Would you believe it, when one morning that I made Maggi for Konda, the maggi was all done and eaten. But on waking up, he came running to kitchen and asked if I made Maggi, cos he smells of Maggi! Well Maggi sure has its fan club strong.

Finally I made Maggi for their breakfast. Why wasn't I surprised when all 3 of them rhymed to say they wanted it again for their lunch? Guess I knew it all along. Since we used up everything on stock, I had to go shopping and got a whole lot more to last us few more days. Plus, I did my vegetable shopping after a long time. I was happy having my entire week's menu all planned, at least in mind. Because it changed the very first day itself! But then plans are bound to change right. Though the thought that I have fresh vegetables stocked makes me feel happy. And yes, the changed menu today gave me another post for my lunch box series!

Enough of my rambling, guess what, I finally got around making Kala Chana Aloo Sabzi with Pooris, that too for our Sunday breakfast. I was only too glad that Chinnu, Peddu were distracted enough to let me click few pictures of it finally and update the post!


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I promise to be back with some recipe, hopefully! Until then, heres wishing you all for a great week ahead! Hope my US readers enjoyed their long weekend!


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27 comments :

Happy cook said...

I can really understad why kids love maggi.
We uesd to love them. When i was a kid, mom only made them once in a bluemoon as it was really expeniive in those days.

Parita said...

With puri sounds awesome combination!

Nithya said...

Lovely post and the pics looks great.

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Anu said...

Poori is one of my favorite... Nice combo...

chakhlere said...

at least they are kids. Me and my darling are so very fond of Maggie that i make it atleast twice a week.
With all veggies off course it a fav meal of ours.

Chana looks yummy!!

Sanghi said...

Delicious subji sri..!

Uma said...

Ha ha ha, tell me about Maggi noodles! My little one always wants maggi, nothing else.

Puris and chana are a great combo. looks soooo tempting :)

Miri said...

Hmm Maggi - never liked it after we found Top Ramen and now we eat only these. K loves it - but she has it only two or three times a month and then too loaded with veggies - so i don't bother too much. Plus I don't use any of the packet masala (MSG etc) and just season with jeera powder, salt and turmeric. So, eaten that way I think its fine...

The chana masala looks awesome!

Pavithra said...

Wow thats awesome platter really my stomach is tumbling now...

Jayashree said...

I'd rather not eat anything at all than eat Maggi. Needless to say, the little one loves it.....

Chitra said...

Wow , it looks mouthwatering !! i luv that poori too :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

The pics make me hungry now :)

Mansi said...

The maggi magic works always..hehehe

Hari Chandana said...

Delicious sabzi.. looks Good.. Lovely presentation.. :)

Shri said...

I love the chana with potato...You are making me hungry Valli w/pooris:)

Srivalli said...

Thank you for your comments, everybody!..pooris always seem to be crowd's fav!

jayasri said...

you are surely right, maggie has big fan club, my kids want them all the time, lovely puris & subzi, pics looks mouthwatering

Sai said...

A very nice post.....The pooris look Delicious...I totally wonder how you could manage such a wonder ful blog with 3 kids and full time job...Kudos to you.....And I thoroughly enjoy your posts.....usually a lurker, but thought, its high time to say nice job Indeed.....Keep Rocking

Sashi said...

Nice Click and Yummy Recipe. :)

Cham said...

Maggi won the little hearts! Now I want ur pooris :)

Nanditha Prabhu said...

i always believed kids loved maggi ... but my kids just don't and some times i wish they did ... as it is a quick fix ..usually when they come from school and are always asking .. " amma what did you make for us today?" and the lazy me tries to cajole them with maggi noodles .. their faces just droops so maggi is no more a hot one in my shopping list :(
you poori channa would be a winner in all homes i guess and it is so tempting ...:)

jeyashrisuresh said...

wow poori with kala channa what a lovely combination,
pictures r tempting

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Sabzi with puri looks awesome.

Jyoti V said...

my fav combination...nice click.

Sree vidya said...

Poorrrisss slurp!
Srivalli, I have tagged you here. http://vidyasrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/09/tagged.html
Please do the tag when time permits.
Would love to know more about you.

Keshi said...

ty for ur kind words and encouragement in my blog!

However I didnt blog for others and thats why I dun feel the need to come back FOR others :) Just that my blogging desire has died...I cant seem to get it back.

TC all the best to ya!
Keshi.

notyet100 said...

POORI SUBJI ,,,,thy r my fav,.:-)

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