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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The 7 day cooking challenge >> Take a bow, sweetheart!

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!

paella

 

paella2

The man in action!

paella3

2.Posto- Potatoes and cauliflower is a paste of poppy seeds!

A  Bengali delicacy and my favourite Bengali vegetarian dish!

 posto2

 

3. Spicy Prawn Curry – Prawn, potatoes, tomatoes in a spicy gravy.

Best had with piping hot steamed rice.

 

spicy prawn

 

4. And now for the winner – Moroccan Chicken with fried rice!

moroccan chicken2

moroccon chicken1

(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!

mutton picassa

mutton2picassa

 

So, what do you think? As for me, I’m going back to campaigning for more!

6 foodie comments:

Neera said...

My god those dishes look sooooooooooo yummy :) make sure u tell him to cook some gud food for us on saturday ;)..........

Satrupa said...

Hi,

Congratulations !! There is an award awaiting you on my blog space. Please go ahead n accept it.
http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-first-award.html

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

The Ketchup Girl said...

hey Neera, thanks! have passed on your wishes- lets see :D

Satrupa: oh!! thanks girl!

Haddock said...

The Bengali style Mangsho looks the best.

The Ketchup Girl said...

@haddock: that was his fav too :)

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