Like i said, it s all about energy in January s NaBlaPoMo. How do we get the energy to do every single blog related thing that we do? And that s enough to inspire me for a year to come. Today we are talking music. Sweet music that never fails to lift one s spirits up. Music lifts my spirits so much that at times, i land up feeling taller than my normal 5 feet self. Now, if you are O mouthed after reading the aforementioned fact, i m glad to ignore it. And music is what pushes me to certain limits. Like i resort to the mellifluous notes of Ilayaraja and AR Rahman while i fold away that pile of laundry or it will be a sprightly one in the voices of Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Goshal. The bottom line is i m a music addict and a food addict and a book addict. Oh.. the list goes on. But for today s NaBlaPoMo, i m talking about Kadal, a recent AR Rahman composition. This album sends me into a frenzy while i work and i seem to be drawing energy magically. Listen up once and you will be in heaven. A beautiful composition that touches your soul.
And did you all think that there was no recipe to follow? After all that passion for food banter? Well, you thought wrong. There s a recipe. There will always be a recipe to share with you all. For its food that brings together so many people. For it s food that we derive energy from. Today s recipe is about quick and sumptuous. And its a curry that leaves you craving for more.
Recipe for Potato Okra Curry
( Potatoes and Okra fried with mild spices)
Prep Time: Under 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 to 20 mins
Serves 2 generously
How To Make It?
Potatoes 1 large peeled and cubed
Okra 200 g sliced
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Chili powder or paprika 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves a sprig
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Hing a large pinch
Oil 2 tbsp
Lemon juice 1 tsp
How To Make It?
Heat oil in a pan.
Pop the mustard and throw in the urad dal, hing and curry leaves.
Once the dal turns brown, add the turmeric powder and potatoes.
Toss in the sliced okra next and mix well but gently.
Now, cook on a low medium flame until potatoes are tender and the okra shrivels up.
Takes about 10 to 12 mins. Make sure you keep mixing up in between.
Check a potato cube to see if its done and then add salt and chili powder.
Cook further till the raw smell of chili powder disappears. Takes another 2 to 3 mins.
Once done, switch off the flame and let it cool a bit.
Add lemon juice and mix well.
Serve with hot steamed rice and any kuzhambu of your choice.