Do you love hot and spicy foods or do you avoid them for fear of what tomorrow might bring?
As a young child I loved hot and spicy foods. I’d eat it for a week or two then I’d get a vicious tummy ache and had to go to the physician. My mom always said Ranu, “do not eat so many green chillies with your food, you’d be sick.”
I never listened to her, but took a break when I had a stomach pain, I’d suffer for two to three days. At that time I promised not to eat hot foods, when I’d get better I’d forget my promise.
One day my friend and I were angry with the Principal so we planned to call in sick. At about 8 am I started having a pain in my stomach, it started to get worse, I had vomiting and upset stomach.
My friend did not know anything, early afternoon she came to celebrate, I was almost dying from pain, she got very scared and advised to take me to the physician, the physician, gave me an injection and a few pills to take at intervals.
It’s an ongoing problem I eat hot chillies get sick stop for a While then eat it again ! 🙂
The one ingredient I cannot do without in my kitchen is cayenne. I think it makes the food taste better. You can use a small amount or large. It’s all about how much is comfortable to consume without getting a stomach ache.
When I make sheesh kebab I use a little more than usual,such as from half teaspoon to one and a half. It might be too much for some people. I think the dish is not tasty if I only put half a teaspoon.
This reminds me of an incidence with my next door neighbor. We invited them for supper,our menu was sheesh kebab,chicken,salad and pilaf.
We decided we’d make sheesh kebab we like i.e., hot and spicy. We didn’t want our neighbors to go hungry,we also cooked chicken as a substitute, we baked fried chicken,especially for their daughter but also for them if they were unable to handle our spicy sheesh kebab.
We were totally blown away when they ate the spicy dish and ignored the plain fried chicken. from that day on they barbecued the kebab quite frequently. We were pleased!