Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A curry, an award and seven top secrets


Once, at a dinner in Hyderabad, I ate an egg curry. It was actually called an Egg Korma and had a brown curry very different from the red tomato based curries of North India. Nor was this curry tangy with tamarind. And it had a peculiar fragrant spicy flavor. I've looked to replicate this recipe for a few years now. And finally, it worked. I spotted this recipe over at Prasukitchen a few days back. Followed it just as she made it, and it was simply perfect. That spice I mentioned, that was kasuri methi - the missing link in all my previous attempts.

And I have more things to be thankful for today. Aquadaze and Jaya, two friends I've come to know through the book club, have passed the Kreativ Blogger award to me. Thanks a lot, both of you!



I have to pass on this award to seven other people. So off it goes to Harini, Sweatha, Shaheen, Lubna, Debbie, Laura and Bluespriite.

This award also requires me to tell seven secrets about me. Just in case you are interested, read on:

1. I was a very picky eater as a child. Even though the range of foods I eat has expanded, I still frown on at least half the vegetables I know of.

2. I love to cook alone. Being in the kitchen when I am cooking is not fun, trust me!

3. I buy cookbooks only for the glamrous food photography. There are several I've never cooked a single recipe from.

4. I read a book about an American missionary to China when I was ten year old, and I've wanted to learn mandarin ever since.

5. I love to read thrillers and science fiction.

6. I try to avoid eggs when baking as I can't stand the eggy smell of sweet goodies. Eggs in savory dishes don't bother me.

7. I hate getting up in the mornings.

11 comments:

Ann said...

Ha,what a great presentation there with the egg curry..!!!

Congrats on your award..loved reading the top serets as well Simran..!!

Pari said...

Loved reading your top secrets. Amazing piece of photography.

Sunshinemom said...

Thanks Simran:). The arrangement looks very eye-catching!

The Purple Foodie said...

Hey, thank you! :D

aquadaze said...

:) now we know all about you!!

Raaga said...

lovely presentation... and I have never tried kasuri methi with eggs... I must try.

I always feel that kasuri methi takes the dish to a different level!

bluespriite said...

Thank you, simran. :)

Curry Leaf said...

Hearty Thanks for sharing the award with me Simran.Great to know all the secrets ;)Some of which are mine too,-the 1st and second I mean.

Laura said...

Thanks for the reward! The egg curry looks wonderful.

notyet100 said...

u r so good with clicks,..Simran,..

Divya Kudua said...

I agree about kasuri methi..I've had so many different[good] results after using km in curries..:)

Congrats on your awards..:)

I hate waking up in the mornings too..;)