“Beware before you step inside”, is the board we wanted to put up on our door outside. We have destructive little ones inside. The scene will resemble like an aftermath of a storm struck place. Things all shoved all over, with chairs lying down. You want to sit. Nay, kindly remain standing if you have dared to pay us a visit. It was a comical scene to see our visitor recently, who decided to visit us for some reason. On seeing the dining chairs in a recline position, he hasten to lift them to their proper position. We hurried to convince him not to bother. Its a problem if they are in their standing position. Then with great difficulty, we cleared him some space to sit down. But if you plan to dine with us, then sorry you got to stand and enjoy the feast! That’s what we finally did last night. After a long time, we decided to make Biyam Roti. It was a feast for our senses.
Hubby dear devised the perfect plan for us to eat without disturbing the kids. He said we will let them play in the dining room and as soon as Athamma makes a roti, we will be on the scene to finish it off. The twins have got a liking to climb the chairs and on to the table and have such fun seeing things fall down to the ground. So the chairs are on the floor and we have our dinner in batches. Either of us baby sit them, while others have their dinner. But we have been missing our dining together ritual. So hubby thought this way would help, so had a buffet. Infact I sat with them on the sofa, they didn’t even notice the difference, just came close to me and said Mum mum mum and had a bite and carried on playing. It was such fun. We had a great time enjoying the rotis and playing with them.
This reminds me of the Cauliflower 65 that I made last week for Lax. Lathamma and Lax dropped in home and Lak wanted me to prepare Cauliflower 65 same as my Dragon 65. Since it was prawns, I had to make some changes to use cauliflower. I made the spicy groundnuts and Papaya Halwa as this is the latest crazy at home. We had an enjoyable time, it was fun having them home. Konda enjoyed the maximum, as expected it never seem like she was meeting them for the first time. When I told her that Lax is going to come home, she was pestering me some umpteen number of times. Hara was reluctant in the start, then went to Lax, but the younger wouldn’t go near. Before serving them, it struck me that I hadn’t taken a picture. So hurried with the camera for a fast one. Then I finally asked everybody to pose for a photo. Lak was teasing me saying that they are not food to be captured in so many angles. Gosh, I guess one gets carried away having a camera on hand. We had a marvelous time, I hope they did too and weren’t intimidated by my folks at home.
Cauliflower florets – 250 gms
Green Chili paste – 2 tbsp
Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Corn Flour – 4 tbsp
All purpose flour – 2 tbsp
Red food colour
Soya sauce – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Clean and cut the cauliflower into small florets. Soak them in salted warm water to clean any worms in them.
In a bowl, take all the ingredients and mix with enough water to get a thin batter.
Heat a pan with oil and dip the cauliflower in the batter and drop them in hot oil. Once they are cooked on all sides, remove on to a kitchen towel.
You can make more batter as and when it gets over depending on the cauliflower and it so happens that in the end there is not much soya sauce left for the last batch. Still that gives a different taste to the cauliflower.
I served these with hot tomato chutney.