Monday, June 7, 2010

Mum's Sunday Lunch- Homemade Tandoori Roti

This is the reason why year after year we look forward to coming home. This is why no one questions the love & emotions that well up for Ma ke Haath ka Khana. My sis and I have lived away from home for the past 8 years. And every now and then we would call each other and discuss how mom made kadi or her aloo ki sabji (potato vegatable) or her dal (lentils)  or the countless dishes we grew up on. We would call each other excited if we remotely managed to mimck her flavours in our eclecticly thrown together meals (pita replaced chappatis, pasta sauce for a quick curry base, frozen vegetables for a quick stir fry). It took time and consideration, a couple of phone calls to mom to get the recipe right.

With Jai gone to his gaon (village) for the summer, dad and I have had the pleasure of eating her meals made from scratch. And as my sis - Ms. Cultured Purl said it on her blog "I mean not only can my mom cook, teach physics, math and hindi literature, drive like a rockstar, stitch and knit things impeccably well - she can also do it in a way that's encouraging and nurturing."
So here is the meal mom put together on Sunday afternoon. I was fascinated by her home made Tandoori roti and tried to photograph her making them step by step.

The Lunch menu:
Urad ki dal with amazing onion tadka
Chawli ki Sabji
Katahal ki sabji (jackfruit)
Tandoori Roti
The rest of the spread
P.S. You are invited to try this divine food!


  1. omg u guys had kathel!!!! ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    how i miss kathel....

  2. Damn my tummy is grumbling now!!

    But my Bong constitution won't be able to take all that butter :)

  3. Oh! The butter was more for the photo. No one actually eats that much butter in the house. Haha

  4. Yes. I'm a copywriter working with O&M. Whom did you come to meet?

  5. dude...please ship me some kathel too!! im light of my midnight forays into your mom's kitchen to steal kathel (ref. last time we met in bombay)