I am talking about this cute little person, my Amma. Just as I can go on and on and on about my Naana, I can talk about my Amma forever. There are a number of things, she does very cutely. Every time I think of recording them here, but they get missed out. I should really start a series or something to record my conversations and observations with her.
A couple of weeks back, I and Amma were talking on phone while I was on my way to office. She asked me what I made for lunch, a usual question during the mornings. I told her I made a different type of subzi (Mixed vegtable Gravy – Bhopali Style) to go with my rotis. Immediately she was intrigued. She wanted to learn how to make it. She wanted to surprise sis and BIL with something new, as they were visiting them for that weekend. For a person who is feeling the Empty Nest Syndrome very badly, she is managing really well with books, TV and cooking new stuff. I couldnt really say NO, when she asked me to teach her and went on with the recipe over the phone. Now, I would have preferred to show her once as I know she wouldnt get it over phone. But she wasnt ready to wait. She wanted the recipe right away.
I started telling out the recipe.
Take the mixer, now listen carefully for there are a lot of ingredients to be ground
Ok Ok. Tell me fast.
Take the mixer, add 2 cardamoms. 2 cloves, 2 pieces of cinnamon, an inch of ginger, 8-10 pods of garlic, 4-5 green chilies, 1 cup of fresh corainder, 2 tbsp of jeera, 2 tbsp of dhania, a pinch of salt.
Hmmm.. Boil two cups of mixed vegetables ok?
Ok Ok.. What next..
Take a kadai, add 2tbsp of oil, put over the freshly made masala. Let it cook well. Add the boiled veggies. Add a cup of water. Bring it to boil. Add salt. Just before switching it off, add half a cup of curd. Thats all, its done!
Ohhh.. seems very simple. I can easily make this one.
Amma.. tell me, what should you grind first?
Haa.. what else.. 1 piece of ginger, 8-10 garlic pods.. hmmmm…. (thinking..) yes.. 1 cup of fresh coriander, garlic.. hmmmmm (thinking again) ginger, green chillies (think hard again).. thats all!!
What you only told these?!!!
I was laughing hard, inspite of the fact that I was on the road and atleast 20 people were looking at me 😀 I had to repeat the recipe again and like a good girl this time, she took note of everything properly! Last weekend when I was with her, she showed me the written copy of that recipe.
Isnt she cute! 🙂 These kind of conversations pep up my day 🙂