We aren’t starving, which means that meals are being cooked and fed to the family. Simple meals are the order of the day, familiar recipes that I go back to again and again, sometimes. Not much experimenting, which is a bit unusual, and the daughter has already started to fill my ear with gentle questions about it ( you can also name it as a ‘complaint’).
To be honest, my mind is till probably back in Guwahati. It is still full of the endless chatter, the eating and everything else that goes with it. The kids are still enjoying their Easter break, so it seems as if the holidays are still on. Many a time, the oven has been switched on, tried to look for inspiration, but none came. Again, it was the ‘usual’, which , though we do not mind at all, is nothing I haven’t shared before.
Last evening, while I was doing something else, I heard sounds from the kitchen, and discovered Dinesh rummaging through the shelves looking for some ‘gram flour’. I could see thin slices of potatoes lying on the chopping board and a smile crossed my face, he was going to make those ‘oh so tempting ‘ fries of his. Deep fried goodies make a very rare appearance in our kitchen, but we do have our moments when we do give in and the plate is emptied with great enthusiasm.
As I haven’t been that creative lately, I’ve resorted to Dinesh’s fries to grace the blog; after all, they are quite popular in our household-
4-5 medium sized potatoes, thinly sliced lengthwise
4-5 tblsp of ground rice
7-8 tblsp of gram flour
salt to taste
oil for frying ( upto 5mm up from the bottom of the pan)
- In a bowl, place the ground rice, gram flour and salt. Add enough water to make a thin batter.
- Heat the oil in the pan.
- Dip the slices of potato into the batter and fry in the hot oil till golden and crisp.
- Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate lined with kitchen towel to drain the excess oil.
- If there is leftover batter, slice some red onions in rounds and fry them like the potatoes, tastes great too.
There! Easy,wasn’t it?
And they taste great too.
You won’t stop at a few, so watch out.
Have a great weekend everyone !