Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Meme:Ten things I miss of Mom's cooking...

 














Blogging...It is all a new world for me .....still a novice ....started just 3 months back... it has now become more of a passion....Unfamiliar with the rules and customs of this cyber community I have been slogging and blogging...LG was commenting that my blog was perhaps not getting the attention it deserved(so kind of her for always leaving a genuine comment)....Perhaps tis due to my own reticence and reluctance to socialise in the blogosphere...Basically quite reserved,flamboyant once the shell broken, and loyal once attached.....I'm a typical Aquarian....I take time to really sink in....so naturally, I am more likely to be ignored....Like every evolving community, the blog community,as I understand, has also evolved lot of forms and formalities,reciprocities...which I need to really get grips with...I shoud mention here that
  • Antony
  • has been really kind enough to include me in his Curry Mela a couple of times,I feel bad that I never really made an attempt to send my entry to him, but he has rather found the time to cull out mine....Sorry Antony...I shall try to ward off my indolence.I think I have a classic reluctance to socialise for the sake of socialising...like passing comments just for the sake of commenting etc...(I hope I'm not being arrogant...I dont mean to...).for I believe in being genuine...Comment when you feel it.... but.... straight from heart!.....So I have been very slow at building up my links...but gradually I have indeed found some good friends with amazing culinary skills and literary skills....I think I'm slowly sinking in...

    A Meme?...I really did not know the rules of the game when
  • RP
  • tagged me first and then
  • Bindu
  • .Thanx buddies for introducing me to my first Meme.Meme-the more things change the more they stay the same...paradoxical?...that's how life is at times!...Well, I understand that I am supposed to write about ten things that I miss of Mom's cooking....As Bindu rightly pointed out, I am indeed influenced by two mothers-my amma and bellary amma-my mom and m-i-l....two great women,generous at heart and cooks of great brilliance...Well,I have had very less chances of tasting Bellary Amma's cooking in this 10 month old marriage....But whatever little I tasted,was classy,lip smacking!! Missing...?....a lot many things....first of all I miss that generous hand which served those brilliant dishes with a dollop of love and the affection flowing out!I miss you Amma....

    Hmm...I need to stick to the rule of ten,that is a difficult job....for I miss so many...ok.... I'll sort it.... so here goes my top ten list:

    Amma's

    1.Malabar Chicken Biriyani(She was such an expert that whenever there was a get together in our family circles she was summoned for supervision, and she would go as early as 5 in the morning with her big 'Biriyani Chembu'(A big copper bottomed vessel)and Iron Stirrer in the car boot(her darlings!).... and by evening she would be almost swooning but with a big smile at the thumping success of her biriyani!)
    2.Idli & Sambar-How much ever I try I havent been able to reproduce the taste of her Sambar.
    3.Puttu and Chicken curry-It was mindblowing !
    4.Vellayappam and Mutta curry-made for each other!
    5.Kanji and Idi chakka/Chammanthi-I love it...My husband is a big 'anti-kanji element',so I cant have it often...: (
    6.Palada prathaman....oooooooooo...I want it now!!
    7.Chatti pathiri-A Malabar Muslim speciality and

    Bellary Amma's

    8.Cheppa Pulusu(Tangy Fish curry)-I'm drooling here!!
    9 Obattu(Poli)...that's a real treat! and her
    10.Mutton Korma(hmmmm...wah! what a combination with her soft chappathis!)

    Ok...I have to apply a sudden break here...or else I'm very likely to get accelerated by all those dishes tingling my taste buds...So now I pass this Meme to
  • Deepa

  • Syam

  • Daagh

  • Antony

  • Maya

  • Hope they will enjoy!!...So guys, now it is your turn!! Posted by Picasa

    14 comments:

    Sumitha said...

    It was nice to read your favourite list doc.
    And come on break open from your shell,we all love your recipes and let other bloggers know about your recipes too.I came here to look for the bisi bele bath recipe which i am going to prepare right away.

    Sumitha said...

    Hey doc,I prepared bisibele bath for lunch today and it came out excellent.I had the MTR powder with me so it made life easier for me,it was my first try and thanks to your recipe.I shall post the pics in my blog in a day or two!

    RP said...

    That is a great post. I had replied to your comment about how to take part in the meme. But I posted it here under your deep fried chicken post. Hope you saw it.

    Manisha said...

    Indianadoc, if you ask me you're doing things right. It doesn't make sense to comment for the sake of it. Ignored? Better to be ignored, I say, than have a flurry of comments that don't say anything. I can tell you why I don't visit as often as I would: your blog is difficult to read in Firefox and I avoid IE as much as possible. Your template does not work in Firefox. Download Firefox and check it out. If you need help, holler. We'll try and help you fix it if we can.

    You're very blessed to have two wonderful mothers in your life. Continue to enjoy them as much as you do!

    indianadoc said...

    >Thanx Sumi for all those kind words...and happy to know that your Bisisbelebath has come out well...I too have prepared the Bath Masala only once...once it has got exhausted I have been using MTR only...
    >Thanx RP for helping me with the Meme...and it was indeed a nice feeling to share the nostalgia...
    >Thanx Manisha for dropping in in spite of the mess my site is in the firefox browser...I had a taste of it now...I just downloaded firefox to see how it displays...and I now know why LG was so irritated with my ads!...I need to do something about it...let me give atry...I think I'll knock your doors, if I need any techy help...

    Maya Cassis said...

    wow...lovely ...what would be more lovely is a recipe of your's moms malabar chicken biryani.....yummy!hee hee
    hope you are enjoying.
    take care

    Manisha said...

    indianadoc, you're very cool! Give it shot - it's not rocket science. Write to me if you need help: polarmateatgmaildotcom

    Inji Pennu said...

    Hi,
    I understand how you feel about comments. But to me, I love to comment on something I find interesting. Since I always feel cooking is one job that is always under appreciated and most women who are food blogging are taking care of kids and cooking.They are never complimented for the wonderful job they are doing. So it wont hurt to say it is nice and then write a little something, sometimes even if you feel lazy to comment. I think our mothers were never appreciated well enough, if you look at how the women are appreacied here for each and every tiny thing here. So you know, if some kind words can brighten up someone, why not give it? thats my policy. But for great cooks like Indira, she doesnt need much encouragement snice she already has a good fan base following her every post.But for others, I deifinitely think to find time to read their post and leave a comment wont hurt,right? Just saying what I feel, please dont take it any other sense.

    Sherin said...

    'Egjactly' doc.One sincere comment is better than a 100 shams!

    indianadoc said...

    lg u r right, a comment can definitely brighten up the day for anybody...more so when u r toddling in a new sphere...i do appreciate that you really take the trouble to go thro' the posts and leave a comment here and there for many....It is very nice of you that you bring a smile to many...you seem to have felt bad...Sorry about it...My thoughts were that comments shall come from heart...

    Sumi said...

    Hi,

    visiting your blog for the first time and Iam truly amazed, you have all the traditional kerala receips listed out here.I have always avoided kerala receipes because of the coconut, though I love the succulent taste of those dishes.But your blog has more interesting receipes without coconut..oh what the heck I will try some coconut receipes too...
    Your narrating style is ver nice.keep up the goood work.

    archana said...

    Shynee,
    I was just going thru your archives today,so i decided to show off some of my detective skills. Ha... Ha... ha... Here's the guess !!! Something in me tells me that this photo was taken on your wedding day !!!! Both of them looks so motherly.... Please feel free to erase this comment if you are annoyed. Then, will you pls. blog about chatti pathiri sometime. Thank you
    Archana

    indianadoc said...

    Thanx Sumi(Sumi's kitchen) for visiting my blog....I know we keralites are a bit obsessed with coconut...we find every time a reason to add coconut into every other dish!...and we have plenty of excuses too like good skin and beautiful looks to justify it!!...I have been lucky to be exposed to a multicultural lifestyle and hence has been able to cook food even without coconut...Pl do visit again and share your views...

    >Hi Sherlock Holmes...You there making so many analyses!! I'm amazed by u'r accuracy...It is indeed my wedding day snap!I dont get annoyed by those sweet cuties out there...I'm generally considered to be 95% cool going by my colleagues n students!!
    Chatti pathiri, I definitely shall blog some day...tis little bit of a ritual and to make it authentic I need the pathiri chatti which I'm planning to get this time..Shall definitely blog it when I get my chatti!!

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