Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Cooking at home **********~h~

When we cook, it's a family affair. All three of us are in the kitchen, preparing something. L (daughter) helps with prep work. J (husband) likes to make the salad and cook the meat. I usually take on the vegetable side and flat bread. So here’s what we had on Sunday. Flat bread with a potato side dish or as we would say in our native tongue (which is Kannada), chappathi (chupp-aa-thee) and aloogadde (aaa-looo-gadd-ey, which means potato) palya (which means side dish).

Last night we had chicken tenders stir fried with green peppers, onions, mushrooms and green chilli peppers, herb-roasted potato slices, spinach and dal (lentils), cucumber/tomato/onion salad, and chappathis. J was complaining that his chicken dish and salad weren’t prepped for a good photo shot. He said his dishes are more focused on the taste and not on presentation for others…I think he was still hoping I wasn’t going to put up this picture of his dishes for all to see! Too late….here it is!