It was one of the days when you feel you have woken up on the wrong side of the bed. I was already late to drop my daughter to school, when my Nanny said she was feeling really unwell and needed to take off. I called the backup care and there was no slot available. And of course I had back to back calls from 9 AM. Hubby had already left for work and was 2 hrs away, so there was no point asking him to come back. Frantically called back the daycare and pleaded and called the boss left him a message, then daycare guys call back and agree to take him in in. I quickly get my son ready and the nanny ready and drop them all off and attend few meetings, when I get a call from the daycare. They had beef in the menu, and so I had to get him something else for lunch. So I picked him, fed him lunch and when I was dropping him off again, he throws up - on me! I guess you get the thread of the story - yes it pretty much was a stressful day for me. Finally at 3, I have to leave to get home in time to pick up my daughter from school.
While kids played, the focus shifted to food and I needed some comfort food. I had food in the refrigerator from the weekend, but no that wouldn't work. I needed something different. So thats when I made this ultimate comfort food, Curd rice and Aloo Bharta (Mashed potatoes - I guess!)
You must be thinking that she is crazy to have clicked pictures when the day was so crazy. The pictures were taken earlier, when the day was not so crazy but the food was the same.
So enjoy the food and wish that I remember to get off the bed on the correct side next time...
There is not much to these recipes, they are more of comfort food. Make sure you add enough salt and don't burn the seasonings and it tastes good...
Ingredients for the Aloo Bharta (Mashed potatoes)
2-3 large potatoes boiled with the skin
2-3 green chillies chopped finely
1 large onion chopped
spoonful of punch phutan
1 tea spoon of mustard oil
Salt to taste
Peel the skin of the potatoes and mash well.
Take the oil in a pan and heat well. (use regular oil if you like. I like mine in mustard oil)
Add the panch phutan and chillies and onions. Mix well.
Add the potatoes and the salt and mix well.
Serve hot with cold yogurt rice - yum!
Ingredients for the curd rice
1 cup of Cooked rice
1/2 cup yogurt
1/4 inch of ginger - grated
few green chilies
1 tea spoon of oil
handful of curry leaves
1 tea spoon of mustard seeds
Salt to taste
Beat the yogurt with salt and then mix well with rice.
Take a small pan. Heat oil in it. Add mustard seed, curry leaves, green chillies and grated ginger.
Pour on the rice and serve!
Enjoy my comfort food and tell me about yours....