Thursday, August 03, 2006

Maa ke haath ka khaana

The thing I miss the most being away from home is 'Maa ke haath ka khaana'
(My mom is gonna kill me for this. She'll say, "khaava maate hoon yaad aavu chu... nahi toh hoon kaun" :-P {You remember me only for food... otherwise do u care} )
Love you Mumma...

{Non-gujratis may face trouble understanding the post, I'll try my best to translate it to English. Bear with me... Sorry!}

Winter Delicacies:
Undhyu {Mixed-vegetable, but a different preparation... cant describe it better. The name says it all ;)}
Ringana no Olo ane bajra na rotla {Baigan Bharta and Bajra bread}
Adadiya paak {a sweet which is specially prepared for cold weather}
Parvad nu bharelu shaak {stuffed Parvad}
Gaajar/Dudhi halwo {Carrots/Dudhi pie}
Paatra {Aloo-wadi, dont know any other word for it :-P}

Mom would say that the vegetables, green leafy vegetables & fruits grew best in winter.

Summer Authentic food:
Keri no rass {Mango pulp}
Gunda nu shaak {Gunda is another vegetable, pickle can also be made from it}
Keri no fajeto {A daal prepared with a little mango juice in it}
Dhokla ane lasan ni chutney {Dhokla with garlic sauce}

Food in summer is always centered around the king of fruits 'Mango'.

Monsoon Relish:
Garam bhajia {Vegetable Tempuras served hot}
Batata wada {Potato balls deep-fried}
Methi ni bhaji na gota {fenugreek & gram flour balls deep-fried}
Hot and sour soup/ vegetable soup
Hakka noodles

Any good food served hot on a rainy day, seems like a blessing.

{Its getting tougher, guess I'm gonna give up on the translation :-P}

Specialities, not specific to any weather:
Veggie parathas
Bhendi paneer
Paneer Bhurji
Chole Poori
Rajma- kalidaal
Fried rice
Pav Bhaji

The variety of healthy veggie salads she would prepare.
Dahi boondi ;)

Pudla {pancakes}
Dahi misal
Haandwa {Owen-baked pancake}
Ghughra {peas dumplings}

These are the ones you tend to enjoy eating the most.

Junk Food:
paani puri
Chinese bhel

Gulab Jamun
Churma na laadu {laddoo}
Gulaab Jaamun
Kheer {Rice pudding}

Yumm...! Jannat ;)


The list can go on and on and on... so I'll stop here.
But the list would be incomplete without my favorite... Mom-made
"Fruit Salad"
... ummm ,
Miss all of it :-(


Blogger Praveer said...

isme tu kitna bana sakti hai.

jaldi seekh le, warna tere bacchon apne maa ke haath ka khana ke baare mein jyaada likh nahi paayenge


10:35 PM, August 03, 2006  
Blogger SumEDh said...

aunty if u r reading this comment...then this one is for u
{trying my best in gujju...excuse the mistakes}

hoon, november end-december maa india aao choon. tara haath na undiyo, dhokla aane fruit salad jamva maate hoon jaroor aavis. Mara maate, plz aa teen item prepare karo

[translated in hindi]
main nov end-dec mein india aa raha hoon. aapke haath ka undiyo, dhokla aur fruit salad khane jaroor aaonga.plz mere liye ye teen items banana

7:42 AM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger Praveer said...

sumedh..i can sympathise.

undiyo, dhokla aur fruit salad toh bahut door kii baat hai, aaj tak saloni ke haath ka dal-chawal bhi naseeb nahi hua hai


7:49 AM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger SAL said...

@Praveer: Atleast my children will have praises for their grandmother ;)
Dont wanna take a share of the appreciation from her :-P
But, I can cook about 75% of these, just FYI

@Sumedh: haha :-) I'm laughing ;) rotfl :-P
tara = tamaara (for respect)
teen = tran

tussi gr8 ho :-P Will get my mom to respond to this for sure!!!

8:05 AM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger SumEDh said...

ya...I didnt know whats the gujju equivalent of aap (hindi translation mein respect diya hain dekh. :P)
damn...missed on the 'tran' :(

8:10 AM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger Praveer said...

@sal: labor weekend hai tere paas. prove me wrong :p

hoepfully tennis match dekhte dekhte, thepla khaa sakte hai :-)

8:45 AM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger SumEDh said...

or mebbe praveer u can prove all of us wrong... thepla with pepper chicken and rum cake.
what say???

8:57 AM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger Praveer said...

how about thepla with mmm and rum cake?

12:38 PM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger Victim Of Desire said...

hey, i feel like suing you right now for causing mental, i went thru this list atleast 3 times...and thought each time that i should pack my bags and go home right now...real mental torture for 2 mins...

great compilation a gujju too..can totally relate to most of these..but how can you foget 'lapsi'...

8:01 PM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger Jay said...

Sumedh ...sacchi mein khana khaane ke liye jayega ghar ya Aunty ko impress karne ke liye gujju mein try maara? :P

Sal....bahot din hue gujju daal khaake....US open ke din mera kitchen khaali hai....all yours!!

For Aunty: mein Feb mein aa raha huun....will love to eat some of these :)

4:49 PM, August 06, 2006  
Blogger Kaushal said...

Oh man...kitna kuch yaad aa gayaa.. so typical of a Gujju cuisine...yahan pe aake to ye sab bhool hi gayaa thaa ki hum log aisi aisi cheeze khaate the..:(

yaar tu paani-puri ko 'junk food' main mat daal, bura lagta hain..;) i think it's everybody's favourite..!

and parvar nu shaak....that's the thing i havent had in 3 years now....kahin pe milta hi nahin...

8:41 PM, August 06, 2006  
Blogger SumEDh said...

@jay: kaka...aisi baatein comments mein kiya nahi karte.

1:46 PM, August 07, 2006  
Blogger Vikas said...

shu vaat che, gujarati cho tame, khabar noti :-P

didn't read the entire post, I started but stopped after the first few lines, decided its better not to torture myself reminding myself of all that food :X

3:10 PM, August 07, 2006  
Blogger SAL said...

@sumedh, @Praveer: MMM/Pepper Chicken ... anyone is fien with me :-P
Thepla sochungi ;)

@Victim Of Desire: Sorry for the mental troture, dont sue me :-P

@jay: Sure thing, gujju daal pakka...

@kaushal: I miss parvad nu shak big time

@vikas: Now u know. R u a gujju too? If it was a torture, glad u dint read the entire post :-P

@sumedh. @jay: Comments to Mom will b answered by Mom whenever she reads this

8:19 AM, August 09, 2006  
Blogger Vikas said...

Gujju at heart, not by birth ;)

6:48 AM, August 10, 2006  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Kvaliteetne mööbel:

10:24 AM, September 18, 2006  

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