Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Meme and Doi Maach

I have not posted anything for a while as my mom is here in town and I am having fun going places with her. We went to the zoo the other day and my boy enjoyed himself. He loved to see the giraffes and his favourite elephants. He also sat on a tree...just like a monkey. Here are some pictures. The one on the left is with one giraffe. It is a bit difficult yo see it as it is standing very far. Wish it had come a bit closer. The picture on the right is the one on the tree. My baby monkey.

I was tagged by Jaya for this Bookish Meme. I have never done this before. I love to read, though with my naughty kid who makes me run around, it takes me longer to finish a book, than it used to.
As per the rules:
Pick up the nearest book
Go to Page 123
Now Find the fifth sentence
post the next three sentences
Tag 5 People and acknowledge the person who tagged you

The book nearest to me is "The Last Mughal" as I am reading that now. The sixth, seventh and eighth sentences on page 123 are:

6th: Despite his lack of Indian experience, Canning was quite clear that now was the moment to take the dramatic and historic step of deposing the Mughal dynasty, which had ruled northern India for more than three hundred years: Babur, the first Mughal, took Delhi while Henry VIII was just beginning his rule in England.

7th: Britain's Indian Empire, wrote Cannings, had never been so strong, so secure or so happy: "The last few years have seen not only an extension, but a remarkable consolidation of British power in India; its supremacy has become more uniform and unbroken even within the earlier limits of the Empire."

8th: For this reason, 'the preservation of a titular King Paramount of Hindustan has thereby grown to be a greater anomaly than ever', and he therefore decided, in agreement with Fraser's views, that no Mughal prince would now be recognised as heir apparent.

Now, I would like to pass this on to:





Kitchen Flavours

Now for my recipe. This is a very typical Bengali fish dish made with curd. This can be made with either Rohu or Katla and is best eaten with rice. This is very yummy. My hubby who is not a Bengali, enjoys this preparation a lot. So when he got fresh katla the other day, I made him his favourite dish. It was not spicy, so my son also enjoyed it.

First, I marinated the fish with around 150 gms curd and a pinch of turmeric powder for about half an hour. In very hot oil, fry the fish till it is three fourth done. Keep aside. Now, in hot oil, ghee (clarified butter), add 2-3 cloves, 2-3 green cardamons, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 bay leaf, and around 5 peppercorns. Saute for a few seconds, then add chopped onion and ginger paste. Cook till the onion becomes brown. Add the remaining 150 gms curd, red chilli powder, salt and enough water to cover the ingredients. When it starts boiling, add the fish to the pan, and simmer for about 15 mins, or till the fish is cooked.



  1. Wow this curry looks gr8 and simple to cook also. I too wish to climb the tree like that. I will soon post my book meme.

  2. curd in fish curry is a unique dish..sounds interesting..thanks for tagging me.. :)

  3. First of all Sanhita Thank you so much for tagging me. I was not aware of this game, but its nice :).
    I love doi maach very much , your curry looks real yummy.
    Catch me cooking at:


  4. Doi mach looks so good, I have some rui mach at home... will try this soon :)

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  7. Curry looks great!
    Your son is too cute:)

  8. Curry looks Gr8......

    Ur son is very very cute....

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  11. Hi ya
    This is my first time here...
    lovely pics... n yummy fish curry

    i am pretty new to this blogging world....jus popped in to say my big hi!

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  13. Hi! Long time.Is everything ok?