A Mid-day Combo

January 27th, 2006

My mom is a great cook. 😀 😀 She cooks so well that, once the aroma begins wafting through the house, you can’t help getting hungry. Today was such-a-day. The dishes are pretty simple…Lets go and have a look at what we have…

1. Vatha kuzambu – a typical tasty yummy south Indian dish, made in every home
2. Vendakka poriyal – to be precise, its fried “ladys finger”
3. Fried appalams – Pappads
4. Rasam – hopefully you should be knowing this
5. Vegetable salad – cucumber, carrot, onion, capsicum etc. etc.
6. Thick ice-cold curd (as usual)

As these got ready by 12pm, i just couldn’t wait for lunch…i grabbed a plate from the shelf and was making such a din with it that my mom had to serve me those…slurp!! Half way thro’ lunch, i felt, “hey!! why the heck we have to eat the same way everyday….sambar rice, rasam, curd”…its actually quite boring…so lets make a change by preparing a combo today ;-).

All the items were piping hot…i took a small vessel, put some kuzambu in that (cos if this didn’t work, i don’t want to spoil other’s lunch he he) and then broke about 2 appalams to get 8 pieces and made appalak-kuzambu he he…nice combination…Next, i put some rice and mixed ice-cold curd to form a thick mass (consistency of chapathi dough..) along with the vegetable salad to form a colourful curd rice…wow!! u shud have tasted this..it was heavenly..

Added to this, the appalak-kuzambu in small amounts blew the top…it was great…wow!! slurp! Curd and vendakka-fry is always a hit combination…u know what to do next…add lots of vendakka fry…The combo can’t get yummier than this. I tasted this a bit and devoured it myself. So here goes my thathuvam “A simple lunch can be a great lunch…but a great lunch can never be a simple lunch”. Want to taste some???

This simple lunch, combined with a 2 hour siesta is the best combo you can get. There is nothing else to beat this satisfaction 😉

Btw, i have started cooking too…Next time anyone is going to ask that question, im gonna punish you with my thakkali (tomato) chutney he he…

12 Responses to “A Mid-day Combo”

  1. rachel Says:

    ok u HAVE to invite me someday! slurp…..

  2. Yuvi Panda Says:

    Fancy what ? It’s the same here : Sambhar, followed by Rasam, followed by Sambhar, followed maybe by Curd, then maybe some Dhal, and it just keeps repeating all over again……

    Well, I can’t try your method, since all the dishes I get are the same, so it doesn’t make a difference If i mix sambhar with sambhar:P

  3. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    most welcome 🙂


  4. Sabarish Says:

    My mouth watered after reading your post!

  5. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    he he…come to my house 😉

  6. Vanathi Says:

    I miss my mummy’s samaiyal…

  7. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    yes…mom’s kai vannam is too good 😀

  8. Mohammed Moyeen.A Says:

    i was the lucky one to be with aswin anand for mid day combo

  9. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    u let the cat out of the bag he he

  10. Waves » Blog Archive » Deepavali Shopping Says:

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  11. Farting Pen Says:

    Hmmm.. Reminds me of the past 2 New Years when we prepared ‘Punch’ in a rice cooker.

    Things required: A huge vessel – Anda/Gunda (unavailability of which, a rice cooker can be used.

    A spoon to mix.

    Ingredients (serves 5 and leaves them completely knocked out):

    1. 1 full vodka (MGM is ok.)
    2. Half whiskey (8PM, BP Gold, DSP Black, RC or Signature)
    3. Kuatar Rum (anything will do)
    4. Beer to taste
    5. Tropicana Mixed Fruit – 2 nos.
    6. Vanilla Flavoured Soda – 1 no.
    7. Red Bull – 2 nos.
    8. ‘Ice’ water
    9. Lemons – 1 no.

    Preparation: Pour all the contents in the Anda/Gunda vessel. Mix well with spoon. Squeeze lemon to taste. Serve chilled!

    (C) Farting Pen

  12. Aswin Anand Says:

    @FartingPen: Lol.. Good one!