Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It is prawn cury

The little miss Wong has been anxious for her prawn. And I of course am more than willing to service. So, her then it is. This is my auntyji's kolmi no patio recipe. It is very fine.

Auntyji no kolmi no patio

Two pounds shelled deveined large prawns
10-12 mild red chillies deseeded
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon peppercorns
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
3 large onions finely chopped
3 Roma tomatoes
Sugar - preferred coarse or palm. As much.

Lightly roast seeds, and grind to smoothness, using as much vinegar as may be needed.
Fry the chopped onion with oil till golden. Add the ground masala, turmeric, and cook it over a low flames. Add the prawns and fry. When it becomes dry add the jaggery, whatever remaining vinegar, the tomatoes, and one cup water. Simmer till done. Sprinkle fresh coriander and serve with parotha and rice, yellow dal on side. With everything, of course, kachumbar. It is a feast.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Favorite Paki joke

Warfare in trenches on Indo-Pak border, the you-know-whos on west of line, Sikh regiment on east of line.

Our hero Jeswant Singh gets brilliant idea, shouts "Ohe, Muhammad!"
Paki gets up on Paki side, and BANG, Jeswant plugs him in gut.
Jeswant Singh shouts again "Ohe, Latifullah!"
Three Pakis stand up - BANG BANG BANG - three dead Pakis.
"Ohe, Salim!"
BANG! BANG! - two more dead Pakis.
"Ohe, Achmed o Mustafa!!"
BANG! BANG! Dono khalas!

Pakis getting almighty upset, thinking: 'How did these Sardars get so smart, sala bhain....'
So they decide to try same trick also.
"Ohe Kartar Singh!"
No answer.
"Ohe Jagtaar Singh!!"
Bilkul silence only.
"O bhaya, Mohan Singh!"
This time some one shouts back "Mohan Singh ko, kaun bularaha hai ?"
Paki soldier stands up and hollers "Main!"