Rustic old ways. Memories. Earthen. So real. And so inspiring.
When baskety mornings weave unreal dreams. And the thoughts enough to fill the day with shimmery senses.
When the sunlight playing hide n seek in the early morning hours, lure you to wake up to reality mixed with bitter, sweet hopes..waves of emotions that almost give you a headache, a hangover…that can only be cured as the day passes by with assuring and reassuring moments as the clock ticks by…
Now, coming back to the post..if you want to taste something real different and comforting.. this is the simple recipe to go for.
Charring has such a rusticness and burst of flavours attached to it. Isn’t it? Never tried. Its never too late!
For this recipe take two big fresh tomatoes and put them over fire. Place it over your gastop directly which is the easiest to do in an ordinary town kitchen.
Till the pulp goes all charred and charcolish. Aah.. the words itself now blend with the aroma that fills up the room.
Do the same with three to four green chillies. The green chillies should have heat in them to add to the flavours.
Green chilies and tomatoes..charred make for an impactful flavour together.
Parellel, parboil few potatoes with their skins on and some salt sprinkled while boiling them!
Once the tomatoes and green chillies are ready.. heat a pan and drizzle some mustard oil till smoky!
Mustard oil adds to the real punch of flavours too here!
Add lots of grated ginger (about 2 tbsp) and stir fry on high heat with lotsa chopped coriander leaves.
Stir till they almost turn brownish. Add the tomatoes and mash them with a masher.
And chopped charred green chillies. Lower heat and stir for few secs.
Add the potatoes and mix them up well. Let the potatoes be stirred for atleast 2 to 3 minutes till it almost gets that roasted texture. Add some turmeric powder and salt. Throw in just a pinch of sugar.
Stir and then add very little water. Cover and let cook in slowly for another 10 minutes.
Squeeze some lemon on top.
The goodness of these charred veggies will beg for you to have these with your loved ones amidst a lot of greenery and love and conversations of fond memories! So, have it with steamed rice sprinkled with mustard oil (blissful combination of rice and raw mustard oil) and bites of raw diced onions sprinkled with some salt, lemon and raw chilly powder. Assuring you an unsophisticatedly lovely, charry, smoky, earthy, rustic, heavenly experience!
Do let me know!
When you feel like having nothing but something…
Something comforting, delicious yet light…that melts into your mouth and satisfies that sudden craving for munching onto something memorable…try this easy recipe..
4 to 5 Potatoes: Pressure cooked with two whistles maximum
Peel off the skin. Cut these cooked potatoes into two portions.
Use a sautepan, season/pre-heat it.
Drizzle few drops of oil (to avoid the butter from burning).
Add two tsp of butter and spread evenly. Add the potatoes to it and saute for 5 to 6 mins into the butter till it turns slightly golden and crisp.
Sprinkle half tsp black pepper powder, hint of salt, oregano, sprinkles of minutely cut green chillies and pinch of red chilly powder.
Atlast add finely chopped pinch of coriander leaves.
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