Friday, 16 March 2007

Weekend Lunch Series: Makai Chevdo.....and Laments of a Cricket Fan's Wife....

Another weekend favorite of mine...this is Makai No Chevdo or even known as Makai ni Khichdi in some homes. This can be eaten as is or with some yogurt. I have known some people that like this with plain bread too. Just what exactly is this,you ask?'s sweet corn simmered in spices and milk, and is one great item to have on busy weekends.

This is what you will need:

2 cups Corn - frozen corn works too.
1 JalapeƱo, ginger - crushed
handful of coriander leaves- chopped
Jeera seeda, asafoetida, oil - to temper,
1 cup Milk - diluted with some water.
Salt, and lemon juice to season...

Heat some oil in a pan. Add Jeera seeds and the asafoetida. When they turn red, add the corn. Stir for a bit and cover the pan. Alternatively, you can crush the corn in a blender if you don't like it whole. Just be sure to defrost the corn first, if using the frozen kind. I didn't crush the corn completely, I like some whole corn pieces in this. After 8-10 minutes, add the jalapenos and ginger. Add the milk now, along with the spices. Turn the heat down to medium and let the corn turn really soft. If it seems too dry, you can add some water or milk. Adding milk brings out a really nice flavor. Add some lemon juice towards the end to really give it a kick..... and garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy with a cup of tea.

Now onto another things......

The Cricket World Cup Series: my Souten(home-wrecker) in disguise.....she changes her looks and personality with each season it seems, she was a football at first,then a golf ball,and now she's turned into the cricket ball. I have to accept it, she is here to stay. Chor.

Yes, folks, I have completely lost my hubby to Cricket. Ever since we subscribed to the Satan's Lore..err....the Cricket Network here (yes, It does exist!) there's no hope left.......K is going to be plastered to the TV tomorrow and until this ends. Looks like I'll have to peel him off the couch.

For Cricket Fans, K recommends this site and this one for the latest on Cricket. Enjoy the games for those who're into this sport....and for someone like me, who doesn't know the difference between Dhoni and Dhulai (kapdo ki), join the club!

Image courtesy: Cricket UK.


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