There is nothing like a challenge that motivates me. As if life is not hectic already, there is another thing to add spice to the whole thing. After having so many cookbooks, filed paper clippings, I thought I should browse through them more than anything else. My collection
is about 3 huge files, two draw full of cookbooks, and about 4 hand written dairies.
I am lucky in having friends, who not only motivate me, appreciate my madness, but join my ventures as well. So when I announced this challenge, I had a ready group who were as enthusiastic as I was on this theme.
The theme is very simple. Atleast for the initial stage, we are only
going to cook offline content and stuff the net with more information.
it can be cookbooks, paper clippings, hand written recipes, recipes
passed from generations, anything and everything, only condition being
it's not available online.
Of course there is a chance
that some content might be available, but finding that and crosschecking
is not the objective of this event. We simply go by what we have stored
In fact some wanted to know if they can do
recipes showed in the Cookery shows, of course many cookery shows have
their content online. I guess we can go by the intent than actual
Anyway for the first edition I had
planned for something different. But with things not working as planned,
I had to end up making this simple curry for lunch.
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and join us if you are interested.
For the first edition, this is a typical side dish made with Tamarind rice, from a paper clipping dated a decade back.
Urullai Curry | Potato Curry
Potato - 5 medium
Onion - 1 big
Curry leaves handful
Hing a pinch
Mustard Seeds, Urad dal - 1 tsp
Tomato, chopped - 1/2 cup
Tamarind extract - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Red chili powder - 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
How to make Urullai curry
Wash and slash the potatoes, MW for 10 mins. Soak and peel the skin off.
In a non stick pan, add oil, temper with curry leaves, mustard seeds, urad dal, hing, saute well.
Then add finely chopped onion julienne, cook till the onions turn colour. Add the tomato pieces, salt and turmeric. Simmer and cook till the tomato is cooked well and soft.
Now add the tamarind extract, red chili powder, coriander powder, continue cooking for 5 mins.
Add the cooked potatoes, mash well. Add 1/2 water and bring to boil.
Switch off and remove when the potato is mixed well.
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for details of other bloggers doing this with me this month.