02 November 2012

Halloween 2012

At least 5 trick or treaters this year - zero last year. They came to the back door - four were racoons, eating the treat of sunflower seeds they spilled out of a closed bucket they opened, while the fifth one (a fox!) joined in, picking and gobbling down the treat. I tricked them by opening the back door and shouting at them, as they scurried away. But when they came back, Deej really tricked them off with a party - popper. Bang!  Happy Halloween all.
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30 May 2012

Emperor Bahadur Shah's feast

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Emperor Bahadur Shah's feast of lamb mince with rice and gram pulao and besani bread, the Mughal feast #7 on 27 May 2012. The last Mughal emperor, and the last emperor's feast cooked in this experimental series of 'old' Indian food.

For the last Mughal feast or #7 I cooked 3 recipes on Sunday evening on the 27th of May 2012 for Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar from Aurangzeb's and Bahadur Shah's sections in the S. Husain "Emperor's Table". The three recipes were
1. Rice and Bengal Gram Pulao or "Qubooli" (from Aurangzeb's section)
2. Lamb Mince with Pistachios or "Piston Ka Keema" (Bahadur Shah's section) and
3. Unlevened Gram Flour Bread or "Besani Roti" (als Bahadur Shah's section)

Here's are photos of the ingredients lined up -





Above is first for Pulao, then for Lamb Mine, and lst for Besani bread.

To see photos of cooking for this dinner, start with this Picasa photo and keep clicking the forward arrow
https://picasaweb.google.com/104313877083935493139/MughalFeasts#5748219747514564194

3 dishes
Here's the cooked up dishes and a combined dish, ready for yummy eating

Bread, cilantro, pulao, and lamb mince



05 March 2012

Emperor Aurangzebs's black beans with with cottage cheese bread
Mughal feasts #6 on 4 March 2012

For the Mughal feast #6 I cooked 2 recipes on Sunday afternoon on the 4th March 2012 for Emperor Aurangzeb from Aurangzeb's section in the S. Husain "Emperor's Table". The two recipes were
1. Rich Creamy Black Gram or "Dal Alamgiri" and
2. Cottage Cheese Bread or "Naan-e-Paneer"