Tell us about your favorite meal,either to eat or to prepare. does it just taste great or does it have other associations.
I have a few favorite meals, one of them is mashed potato, lentil soup and boiled rice.
At a very young age I developed a taste for very spicy foods. My mom’s preparation of mashed potatoes was the best. She sliced the onions thinly with it she mixed toasted hot red peppers which she squashed it with her fingers. Then she mixed the mashed potatoes with the onion, pepper and salt . The finished product was heavenly. The other dish she prepared was lentil soup and boiled rice, when these three dishes were served, I did not look for anything else.
Next favorite meal of mine is bhoona gosht or fried beef. The ingredients for this dish is boneless skinless blade roast. Whenever I call the butcher for this meat, he has it ready for me. The perfect blade roast which is so tasty. I slice the roast into bite size pieces, wash it and set I it aside, I slice three medium onions, two teaspoons ginger paste and two teaspoons garlic paste. I use a saucepan to fry the onions,ginger and garlic, when they are light brown, I add the spices, Cayenne ,coriander, cumin,turmeric, garam masala, salt, stir a minute or two, next I add the sliced beef , stir it till the spices are well coated with the beef. I transfer the ingredients into an oven safe dish. Finally I place the dish in the preheated oven @ 350 degrees for an hour. I turn off the oven and leave the dish in, for the excess water to evaporate.
I serve it with boiled rice, a yoghurt salad and curried vegetables( frozen mixed will be perfect).
It reminds me of my mother’s cooking!