The man offered to cook for 7 nights for us. Didn’t know if this was a trick offer or a genuine one. But gave him a chance nevertheless. I had nothing to lose. He decided to call it- ‘I can cook too – 7 day cooking challenge’. LOL. That’s what I did. But, soon I had to gulp those LOLs down, for he indeed kept at it and made some of the most authentic dishes, effortlessly.
Though he did ask every 2 seconds- ah what are ‘cardamoms’ and ‘is this what a bay leaf looks like?’. But I won’t deduct points for that. I think he was just being sure and erm, inquisitive. :-)
I’m really ashamed that I ate up most of the dinners without taking pictures. Really sorry. But hey, you know what? I think its the perfect excuse for him to go on another challenge, when I’ll be ready with a charged camera!!
Sharing a few here with you all.
1. Spanish Paella : Brown rice, chicken stock, veggies, chic peas and tomatoes! Oooh la la!
Turned out just right!
The man in action!
2.Posto- Potatoes and cauliflower is a paste of poppy seeds!
A Bengali delicacy and my favourite Bengali vegetarian dish!
3. Spicy Prawn Curry – Prawn, potatoes, tomatoes in a spicy gravy.
Best had with piping hot steamed rice.
4. And now for the winner – Moroccan Chicken with fried rice!
(I want to kick myself for not clicking this picture with my camera. But We were getting late and had to eat the mutton like right then! So my iphone it was.)
5. Bengali style Mangsho – Mutton Curry with potatoes.
He really deserved a standing ovation for this one :D
For the recipe was rather tedious. But he managed just fine!
So, what do you think? As for me, I’m going back to campaigning for more!