DP Daily Prompt: Food for the Soul

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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!

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6 thoughts on “DP Daily Prompt: Food for the Soul

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Wow…I am now hungry after reading this great post :-).

    Thank you for this nice post. It makes me say what I have said before to you: I’d love one day to eat one of your meals. Of course, my real joy would be to simply meet you and share good company with you.

    All good wishes,

    robert

    • Dear Sonya,
      My mom used raw onions, it was very tasty.
      when I came to Canada, my husband preferred fried
      onions with the mashed potatoes. I thought raw tasted
      better.

    • I’ll send you a proper recipe if you
      want to try it.It’s not difficult at all,
      I would have sent the cooked beef to you if the restrictions were not there.:)

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