Sunday, January 27, 2008

Karma de Non Vegetarisch meal

In parts of the world called bachelor malayalee achayans homes , food plays a pivotal part in life.And when we say food it primarily encompasses chicken..lamb..beef..pork..turkey....okay..well anything which has four legs or two legs and weighing less than 3 kilos…

There is this old boast as per my uncle that his blood is pure coz all bacteria is destroyed by generous amounts of Red labels and Chivas Regals maintaining regular presence…Well it is unavoidable since we make sure that there is no shortage of exotic bacterias from chickenguniya's and others of the ilk..The dish for today from this celebrated cook is pure delight for a non-veggie…The meal is ready in 30 min and we are environmentally conscious during the whole process...

Utmost care is taken that no plants are hurt during the making of this meal…

First cook rice..I know many of you might just smirk and say..what is the big deal in that..uh…


Well then let me take through a short history of how difficult it is...

The seeds of the rice plant are first milled using a rice huller to remove the chaff (the outer husks of the grain). At this point in the process the product is called brown rice. This process may be continued, removing the germ and the rest of the husk, called the bran at this point, creating white rice.Whereas brown rice contains all ingredients of a healthy cereal, white rice, without the nutrients of rice germ and rice bran, is a standard in industrialized countries for commercial offerings. Today, parboiling is a first method to move some of the nutrients from the bran to the rice corn before stripping the bran, however the energy requirements are high compared to dry processing technologies.White rice may be also buffed with glucose or talc powder (often called polished rice, though this term may also refer to white rice in general), parboiled, or processed into flour. The white rice may also be enriched by adding nutrients, especially those lost during the milling process. While the cheapest method of enriching involves adding a powdered blend of nutrients that will easily wash off (in the United States, rice which has been so treated requires a label warning against rinsing), more sophisticated methods apply nutrients directly to the grain, coating the grain with a water insoluble substance which is resistant to washing....mm..burp..

After all the above said processes take three cups of rice in a microwaveable vessel and wash it under a tap of water..


Use hand to wash the grains gently without harming the inner crust of each grain.


Note:For a meal for two you might have to roughly wash 3456 grains..



After washing the rice drain the water using a strainer or by cupping the hands and slightly tilting the vessel until water is completely drained out.


Take another cup and gently pour six cup of H20 in this vessel.


Caution:Please make sure that water is uniformly distributed in all corners of the vessel.


Dry your hands using a dry towel.


Note that a wet towel doesn’t serve the purpose.


With utmost care move the vessel to the inner corridors of the microwave oven.


Close the door.


Turn the knob outside to 20 minutes.


Don’t be alarmed by the light that appears inside the inner echelons of the oven.It was part of the trick when God said “Let there be light


Stand aside half a meter away from the oven and appreciate the graceful circular motions happening inside the Oven..You ll be amazed to see that the water level falls down every 5 minutes..


You still don’t have to be alarmed about it..


When the knob has reached 19 minutes you can call in your friends and little cousin kids for the big moment..


Open the door and cautiously take out the vessel.


Give out a huge sigh..and move both your hands at the same time towards the mouth to show surprise.

Tito..Ditto..Mitto..see uncle’s magic....there is no water in it..and that hard thing I put in has turned soft..Howzzaat…!!

Give a high five to magic uncle..well I wont tell you the secret though...hahaha


After you have impressed the kids with the trick lets get back to business.


Folks..you have learned the first step of this multi course dinner..well in my talking parlances if some one comes for a second helping of rice..it is counted as second course..OK?? everything should be fair isnt?

The second dish is the famed Beef Malarthiyathu the recipie which I revealed to the general public inspite of my apprehension and the fact that it was a well kept secret over the years..

The last item is ofcoz the classic pulliserri..I have huge respect for this curry for the sheer easiness of making this..just crack a few mustards..fry onions, green chillies ..a tomato..add half a teaspoon turmeric ..allow it become a blend and add a cup of water..Simmer it for a minute..add required salt. keep it aside for a few minutes so that it cools down..Add a tin of curd and mix it properly..Pulliserri is ready…the entire process takes hardly 10 min.. :-)

And there we have rice..pullisseri..a beef malarthiyathu..chemeen pickle(not shown in the picture as it was obscenely less) that makes an excellent Sunday lunch..Though I wished we had a nice thoran to go with this..I was a member of “laziness is a virtue club” and hence decided to follow the clubs motto.. ;-P

14 comments:

Nanditha Prabhu said...

after making all this i think you should disown the membership to "laziness is your virtue club"
it was fun.... and you made me feel that , i being a vegetarian is doing something hazardous to my health by not taking care of the bacterias in my body !ha ha....i appreciate your skills ...kettiyoolde bhagyam:)

anN-series said...

"Utmost care is taken that no plants are hurt during the making of this meal…"..some vegeatbles like tomato, green chilly, onion, and rice have complained tht their relatives were mutiliated beyond recognition by the big chef!..but hey wat patience!!..pullisery is a personal fav too. the only dish i can make without setting the fire alarm off...

Mishmash ! said...

Uncle mathew is not giving the right tips to Titto, Ditto, Mitto...."Open the door and cautiously take out the vessel." nalla choodalle.....appo kai pollille (burn)??? no oven-mitts and pot holders??? :)) paavam kuttikal!! :D

Btw, pulissery and beef is the perfect combo, adding thoran would dilute the taste :P

mathew said...

@nanditha
sorry for making this place a veggie hell hole.. ;-P
I am actually leaving in a very hostile environment here..most of my indian friends out here are veggies..that makes me a infidel.!!

@Ann
hey cmon they are not considerred plants..they are the fruits of plants..;-P ..thats law point 567/B of indian penal code..if you dont know..Okay?
pullisseri is the world's quickest curry.. :-)

@Guru ;-p
thats the fun part isnt..they cant throw it away as well..mm u got the point with the combo part.. :-)

Neers said...

Thanks! this is amazing!! :) and that lil wiki info on rice.. man... cute!

Nanditha Prabhu said...

MATHEW,
i have a place that can be a hell hole for you too! visit my food blog for a change:)

silverine said...

"Utmost care is taken that no plants are hurt during the making of this meal"

*phew* that saved you from the wrath of People for Ethical Treatment of plants (PETP). Now you are insured from the wrath of PETA :p

eljo said...

magic uncle aalu kollamello... may i suggest the next magic trick to be performed: wash potatoes, prick them with a fork all over, dump them in microwave safe dish, time for 6 mins and say abracadabra....seee...cooked potatoes ready... of course half the royalty from titto, ditto, and all the totos come to me ;-)

Na.Su.Krishnan said...

Nice story... Got insight about the making of rice; Something which has kept me running for years:))

Seema said...

Waaaw I cdnt agree more to what constitutes food! Non veggie ayikyam zindabad!!!! N absolutely rite never hurt living plants, no way! rice magic was super cool!chemmeen pickle thank god the photo isn't there it gets me drooling!

Aiswarya said...

Oh my lord, I was thinking as well; the only thing missing is a nice thoran, Umm... cheera thoran(the red one). But that don’t happen for us Europeans does it? Cheera thoran is a dream miles away to come through or is it to go to?I shall do that for tonight, I have some beef, so I will malarthal it! lol!!

VIDYA said...

ohhhh thank god you arent doing anything sinful to those endangered species of plants! dont vegetables have rights too?? lets protect them and eat meat.

mathew said...

@Neers
Thank you..thank god for wikipedia!!;-P

@Nanditha
Wow..loved the place..i know where to go for veggie stuff now..:-)

@Anju
Lol!!...high fives!!;-p

@Eljo
That is surprisingly intelligent!! ;-P
I think I ll have to be wary of competition now!!

@Na Su
I know I know many people might have learnt a lot after this post.. ;-p

@Seema
High fives…good …I feel so good to be a non –veggie now..;-P

@Aiswarya
Cheera thoran is one of my favs..you could have avoided mentioning that now!!:-(
Europeans don’t bother to cook..they love em all raw!!:-(

@Vidya
Join the bandwagon..we love plants isn’t?? ;-P

B said...

What a meal..fit for a King
I guess u love cooking..it shows in the ease with which u prepare random dishes..
Very good PIC btw