Sunday, 10 June 2018

ALOOR PUR BHORA LANKAR BORA



That the primates in this family eat unhealthy is well known to the readers by now! This ALOOR PUR BHORA LANKAR BORA was a part of a meal including those yogurt porota and a healthy dish with mushroom-bell peppers, lettuce salad! At the best, I can do that much ... combine unhealthy dishes with the healthy ones! May you know that the sushi-sashimi & steak loving husband is revolting not only for me cooking too much but complaining that his wife cooks spicy as well! ... The son eats, our friends eat... only he has a problem.... I will not change till the son ventures out of home.... though I do not know how to live a single day without him.... The thought of the son having food outside everyday or cooking "dal sheddo-aloo sheddo-dim sheddo" for himself gets me into tears! Given the prolonged, mental illness I suffer from, I know I will spend sleepless nights thinking.... "did he switch off the gas oven properly?" It is the husband then who will be my support, come on trust me I consider him as my biggest confidant.... what I do not like is that he is turning like his father who thinks anything except "kancha lanka bata jhol" is bad for the stomach.... Every day the same boring food could not save their stomach either .... they live within 2 km from our Kolkata home.... but my mother has to come from Barrackpore to clean our home "each" time.... for the rest of the time while it comes to "claims".... people do not hesitate to say "its our son's home".... Each time I got "my" parents to stay with me for few days, my husband's parents got upset, felt insecure and they had to express it in front of the very "sensitive" me! So, I visit my in-law's home as a guest... "on duty" call.... with cooked and packed food, gifts, essentials and for some evening or morning tea & chitchat .... So, you must treat your daughter the best, who knows what is waiting for her in future....The otherwise quiet and decent me had the guts to say straight on face that I treat you the way you treat my parents.... neither do I allow my mother to poke her nose when it comes to discharging "duty" towards my in laws.... It is true that "their son" gifted me a good life.... So, I love a girl child but not at the cost of my son.... he is the "prime" in my life unless he is causing any harm to a girl! For imparting such lessons including not to fall for girls online in kinder chats and its likes ... I need to sit with him for sessions of vocal tonic.... for this I urged the rebel husband to arrange meetings with our rebel son 😰.... though he does not have a problem having mumma made vegetarian snacks ALOOR PUR BHORA LANKAR BORA! 

I am not going ahead with meat and fish shares today too.... may be I am waiting for the occasion of "Jamaisashti".... In this 31/2 years of blogging, I made no special posts on Jamaishashti.... I find it very wrong with no "boushashti".... around.... I do not know about others... but in most Bengali homes... you can see clear the discrimination in behaviour towards the son-in-law and the daughter-in-law.... The discriminated treatment of the daughter and daughter-in-law is wide open in most cases .... what is very wrong with the daughter-in-law becomes perfect when it comes to the daughter.... Our mother is not allowed to do that... she got dependant on her son and daughter-in-law who are so dutiful that she herself does not complain "much".... A person who keeps herself too busy has no time for complaints either! Yet, I am unable to go ahead with a meat share for my little brother today too, he will always remain a "littler" to me.... I will always wish to see his Kimi and cricket shares on his stream.... because he is nothing else but that.... He and his likes have to understand the truth.... The truth is in the pictures below.... Just an hour back it was BBC News happening at this home... it was featuring some real life stories... of where?... well... particularly of the so called "India's enemy country".... Religious extremists on both sides are actually destroying the structure of their own country.... else everything else is just two sides of a coin.... Isn't this Child Labour a menace? Isn't the situation same in the entire sub-continent? Then why do we fight over the wrong issues? This boy Akhtar who was tortured to death at his master's house could be an Akhil too! The kids as small as them are sent to work out of poverty... who will teach their parents about birth control if we are busy spreading hatred based on religion? Are human lives any less important than the other species? I am not against the four legged "thingis"... oh! how beautiful are the eyes of a doe or how painful it is to see a caged bird! None of us or very few do pay attention to the need of the hour... it is not overdose of religion but the right amount of education that makes us wise humans.... Well, the moms are not in the picture... may be they were crying mad inside their homes...




Hundreds of Akhtar / Akhil / Ayesha / Ahana die tortured... that requires to be stopped.... You are not a "sit at home and giving big talks" kind of superfluous lady and you work silently for them just as a Madhuchanda Dey Ghosh of Mumbai does! The couple donate fat amounts to Pondicherry Ashram too.... There need not be any fight between a cause and one's own belief... if we can be wise! Watching BBC News made the atmosphere heavy... a Sunday morning and the television is switched off.... No, angels do not stay at this home... I just remember a teen boy and a girl walking towards a bank... the boy has to pay his sister's school fees... The girl says "T tor panjabi ta chera".... T your kurti is torn.... T said "the bank is not bothered about it... they want that money.... one day I will have fatter pockets".... Today, he is smoking B&H one after another! The now middle aged woman says.... once the son settles down .... we must do something to recover the lost pride.... We cannot die without  contributing a little something to the society.... Can we? Thoughts and wishes are to be nourished alongside the regular household chores.... of which cooking is one.... So, the easy and yum recipe of ALOOR PUR BHORA LANKAR BORA is to be shared.... Besides weight watchers, every one else will grab at least two... This snack or appetiser is not an authentic Bengali thing, I named it so because it is done at this Bengali home often.... also I enjoy doing some "dushtumi" at times.... do not bother much about anything that does not harm others! We get a variety of chillies here, this been one... Do not ask me to name them.... I am not my expert friends. What I would say is that I use this big, fat, red variety of chilli for both pickle and pakoras. They are not at all hot, I discard the seeds too! So, they can be had by little growing up kids... I do not understand this part because I started feeding our son our kind of food at a very tender age! Do not feed them kichdi and porridge all the time.... they have tastebuds too! Lets do it and enjoy having! Keep yourself so busy, so occupied, so positive that you do not feel like destroying your life.... Why should that stage come in your life when you do not find anything interesting around? It does come for some.... but it has to be overcome.... What are you all doing today? We have a party to attend.... and I have to bake a cake!

By the way, my Coriander Poori recipe gets updated with new pictures.... Do have a look clicking the heading / link!






INGREDIENTS : [for the batter]

Gram Flour : 1medium cup
Rice Flour : 1/4small cup
Salt : As Required
Water : As Required
Red Chilli Powder : 1tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/4tsp
Sugar : 1/2tsp [optional]
Oil : 2-3 drops
Baking Soda : 2pinch

INGREDIENTS : [for the filling]

Boiled Potato : 2medium
Chat Masala : 1tsp
Dry Mango Powder : 1tsp
Carom Seed : 1/4tsp
Turmeric Powder : 2-3pinch
Black Salt : As Required
Lemon Juice : 2-3tbsp

THE FINAL STAGE :

The Big, Fat, Red Variety of Chilli : 8-10 
The Assorted Filling
The Batter
Turmeric Powder : 1/2tsp
Lemon Juice : 2tbsp
Salt : As Required
Oil : To deep fry

PROCEDURE :

Boil the potatoes as you wish... wash, half, take in a pot and boil on stove top or pressure cook at low up to 1 whistle! If you are a diabetic like me, wash the potatoes, prick with a fork and microwave at high for 3-4 minutes. Thereafter, let them cool, peel, wash again and mash.

In the mashed potato.... add black salt, turmeric, carom seeds, chat masala, dry mango powder, lemon juice. Mix together everything very well! Keep aside.




Prepare the batter with gram flour, rice flour, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, drops of oil adding water little by little to get a thick paste like consistency. We will add the baking soda before  we start to fry.



Slit each of the washed big, fat as me, red chillies from the middle and discard the seeds.



Marinate each of the chillies inside-out with little salt, turmeric and lemon juice before we fill them. Stuff each one with the potato filling.... 



They are now ready to be fried!



Add the baking soda to the batter now... and mix very well!

Coat each of the stuffed chillies very well with the batter.



Heat enough oil in a wok, deep fry the coated and stuffed chillies well turning them constantly, adjusting the heat from low to medium. Do them in batches as they need space to move around... "tele dub shatar ditey hobey".... 



Your homes are not as weird as ours, so you will have them as evening teatime snacks with tea / coffee!




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