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Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:40 am
by deepakdeshp
I am a vegetarian,so we always cook veg dishes. It wouldnt make sense to most of you if I describe the Indian dishes we cook.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:27 am
by Pjotr
deepakdeshp wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:40 am
I am a vegetarian,so we always cook veg dishes. It wouldnt make sense to most of you if I describe the Indian dishes we cook.
Please post some pictures and try to entice us into trying them! :mrgreen:

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:45 am
by Moem
deepakdeshp wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:40 am
I am a vegetarian,so we always cook veg dishes. It wouldnt make sense to most of you if I describe the Indian dishes we cook.
People who eat meat can also enjoy vegetarian dishes, plus not all of us here eat meat. I don't, and Indian happens to be one of my favourite cuisines. I love a good saagh paneer. I've also tried my hand at making some dishes myself, such as kheer for desert.

In other words, please do post. You'll be enriching us.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:37 am
by deepakdeshp
Thanks for the encouraging words by you and pjotr.
Indian dishes require generous amount of spices and chillies. To be Frank, I find all the western dishes rather bland. We usually don't drink any alcohol or soft drinks like coke etc.That way my diet is rather boring. As a drink I use water, tender coconut water when I want to indulge. It's not that I don't like meat, I love it but somehow I don't feel comfortable with killing animals for my taste buds. Thats just me, not trying to lecture.

This is a good site which has nice pictures and recipes on how to prepare them. The dishes come out quite nicely.
https://hebbarskitchen.com/

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:08 am
by Lady Fitzgerald
Moem wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:56 am
Portreve wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:20 pm
That all sounds so good. I'd be a bit leery of seitan (yes, I had to go look that one up as well) if you have certain medical conditions.
Well, sure, if you're gluten intolerant or allergic, a dish made out of wheat gluten is a thing to stay away from. For the rest of us, it's a pretty good way to get proteins. I like it because it absorbs flavours well, and it has a nice chewy bite.
While I'n not trying to lessen the importance of eating gluten free when one is allergic to or otherwise intolerant of gluten, most people who are on gluten free diets do not need to be and are on them simply because it is the current dietary fad. What bites my ample asset is grocery stores used to carry plenty of sugar free or no sugar added products but now it's difficult to impossible to find them because gluten free products have displaced them, leaving prediabetics (like me) and diabetics out of luck.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:29 am
by deepakdeshp
For North Indians, western and central India, the staple food is Roti.My main food is Rotis. For coastal region, south and east the staple food is rice. This is how rotis are made . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eKuJ6Xf2Fs
We dont eat bread

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:04 am
by Pjotr
I love roti! Well-known in The Netherlands because of its former colony Suriname, in which many Hindus live. They started Surinam roti restaurants in The Netherlands. I usually eat it with kouseband (special kind of beans) and chicken:
https://www.surinamcooking.com/roti-massala-kip/

We eat it with our hands, like it should be done. That makes it extra special.

I first ate it in The Hague, some 30 years ago. There was a lot of very hot sambal sauce on the beans, which I underestimated at first bite. Took a lot of water to extinguish that fire. :lol:

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:56 am
by deepakdeshp
Pjotr wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:04 am
I love roti! Well-known in The Netherlands because of its former colony Suriname, in which many Hindus live. They started Surinam roti restaurants in The Netherlands. I usually eat it with kouseband (special kind of beans) and chicken:
https://www.surinamcooking.com/roti-massala-kip/

We eat it with our hands, like it should be done. That makes it extra special.

I first ate it in The Hague, some 30 years ago. There was a lot of very hot sambal sauce on the beans, which I underestimated at first bite. Took a lot of water to extinguish that fire. :lol:
Glad to know that you like Roti and are fond of Indian food. The uninitiated has to be careful otherwise he has thing will be too hot and pungent for him. When the fire burns as it did in your case, the best way is too squeeze some lemon in your mouth, it kills the hotness instantaneously. We prepare a chillies pickle bathed in lemon juice. Another favourite for me. The lemon juice absorbs all the pungentness of the chillies and the juice tastes nice , tangy sweet and delicious. These things cant be described, they need to be tried.

1. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1up7Jpt ... sp=sharing
2. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A7X45z ... sp=sharing

This is a delicacy called Appe , the first picture depicts cooking it in a special pan with holes.
Second picture at the top cup is a vegetble Lond bean, with the botanical name Cyamopsis tetragonoloba .
Middle small tray is the cooked dish served in a small tray with raw mango pickle ,
The bottom cup is chutney made from Corriander, chillies and curds. The Appe dish with chutney is yummy and I like it a lot.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:20 pm
by gittiest personITW
I've just eaten and am full up.
However, just saw your pictures deepak and I actually dribbled. :lol:


You may call me Monsieur Creosote

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:30 pm
by deepakdeshp
deepakdeshp wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:56 am
Pjotr wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:04 am
I love roti! Well-known in The Netherlands because of its former colony Suriname, in which many Hindus live. They started Surinam roti restaurants in The Netherlands. I usually eat it with kouseband (special kind of beans) and chicken:
https://www.surinamcooking.com/roti-massala-kip/

We eat it with our hands, like it should be done. That makes it extra special.

I first ate it in The Hague, some 30 years ago. There was a lot of very hot sambal sauce on the beans, which I underestimated at first bite. Took a lot of water to extinguish that fire. :lol:
Glad to know that you like Roti and are fond of Indian food. The uninitiated has to be careful otherwise he has thing will be too hot and pungent for him. When the fire burns as it did in your case, the best way is too squeeze some lemon in your mouth, it kills the hotness instantaneously. We prepare a chillies pickle bathed in lemon juice. Another favourite for me. The lemon juice absorbs all the pungentness of the chillies and the juice tastes nice , tangy sweet and delicious. These things cant be described, they need to be tried.

1. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1up7Jpt ... sp=sharing
2. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A7X45z ... sp=sharing

This is a delicacy called Appe , the first picture depicts cooking it in a special pan with holes.
Second picture at the top cup is a vegetble Lond bean, with the botanical name Cyamopsis tetragonoloba .
Middle small tray is the cooked dish served in a small tray with raw mango pickle ,
The bottom cup is chutney made from Corriander,coconut, chillies and curds. The Appe dish with chutney is yummy and I like it a lot.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:53 am
by KillMonger
I'm thinking about how to bake a pizza. My pizza is great. :D

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:21 am
by zshlover
KillMonger wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:53 am
I'm thinking about how to bake a pizza. My pizza is great. :D
Second this, I'm baking pizza tonight :lol:

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:52 pm
by lsemmens
I like Indian food, though I must admit to being a second hand vegetarian i.e. the animals that I eat, eat grass......;) To put it crudely, "my food s**ts on your food". Seriously, I have no problem with vegetarianism, I just happen to like dead animals.

That hint about lemon with hot foods is a good one, I've not heard that before. Years ago, there was a petrol station in the Northern Territory that sold a hamburger called an "Old Sweetheart". They'd snigger as they handed it over. :D One mouthful was enough to make CocaCola taste like tap water. It was great!

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:43 pm
by deepakdeshp
lsemmens wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:52 pm
I like Indian food, though I must admit to being a second hand vegetarian i.e. the animals that I eat, eat grass......;) To put it crudely, "my food s**ts on your food". Seriously, I have no problem with vegetarianism, I just happen to like dead animals.

That hint about lemon with hot foods is a good one, I've not heard that before. Years ago, there was a petrol station in the Northern Territory that sold a hamburger called an "Old Sweetheart". They'd snigger as they handed it over. :D One mouthful was enough to make CocaCola taste like tap water. It was great!
Killing the animals for our sake is what I dont like..

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:52 am
by Moem
For tonight I'm considering a simple vegetarian curry-like dish with sweet potatoes and cauliflower, served over brown rice.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:56 pm
by Portreve
I don't have a problem with vegetarianism (unlike veganism), but my personal concern is everything you have to replace to ensure you're really getting all the nutrients you're supposed to have. I'm not a nutritionist by trade or training, and I really don't feel like experimenting on my own body to determine what does or doesn't work for me.

But that said, if someone were to make a totally vegetarian meal, I'd t eat it.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:58 pm
by deepakdeshp
I have survived well for more than 25 years as a vegetarian with no nutrient deficiency.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:25 am
by Xianders
KillMonger wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:53 am
I'm thinking about how to bake a pizza. My pizza is great. :D
MMM pizza. You talked me into it. I'll make pizza tomorrow, too.

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:51 pm
by lsemmens
deepakdeshp wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:58 pm
I have survived well for more than 25 years as a vegetarian with no nutrient deficiency.
I got you beat! I've survived more than 60 years as a carnivore with no nutrient deficiency. I'd like to try surviving as an alcoholic, but can't afford it! :D

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:43 pm
by ZakGordon
Squirrel on a stick, gah no that is in my game of Fallout 3. It's so hard to distinguish real life from Fallout 3 currently ;)

Summer has sort of finally started here for us so the family will be having salad tonight, which will include things like normal 'salad' stuff (lettuce+tomato etc) rice-salad, potato-salad, olive oil and feta and pilchards etc. I won't have a picture of it sadly, but it will be large and varied and healthy :)