So, you think you can cook ?
Well, err, I guess I can manage to – a little bit. I can cook soup, maggi (noodles) , pasta, vermicelli. I can even make tea, coffee. Among the more difficult things on my “I think I can cook” menu there is Dal, Rice, Pulav, Many different types of Sabji’s (all with the same chat masala, ginger garlic paste and salt) 🙂
Now, having eaten the same thing over and over again, often pulav and noodles, I wanted to experiment a bit. In the past, all my experiments have ultimately ended up in the trash can in one form or another. 🙂 (You get the picture 😉 ) But then, with the way in which I was getting tired of eating the samething over and over again, I decided it would be worth the chance.
Enter Chole Masala:
While shopping for biscuits and ready to eat snacks, I happened to chance upon chole masala powder. Everything mentioned in the pack lead me to believe that it was within my capability to make the dish. I could also re-experiment with my chappathi making skills. Well, considering the first time I made chappathis, I made like 12 chappathis out of a kilo atta, (with the effect of losing appetite for like two whole days) the long gap of about 6-7 months was a welcome one.
I managed to cook decent chappathis and chole masala which I could manage to eat. But then I did screw up. I put 3 green chillies as indicated in the masala pack, but turns out that was for a whole pack of Channa’s. I had used about half of that. 😛 Spicy!! Thank God, I also had lassi to go with the food.
P.S: I am not going to delve into details of how I cooked for two reasons –
(i) I don’t want to bore people.
(ii) I don’t want to post (mis)-information on the internet 🙂