Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Most of all, I dream of bread

I’ve been on a fairly rigorous diet for what seems like years (exercise alone isn't cutting it - health and energy are all very well, but I want results I can see). Anyway, my favorite pastime these days is comforting myself with thoughts of food. On today's menu is hot food that tastes really good cold, the next day:

Keema, especially on hot buttered toast
Cheesy pasta
All bakes and casseroles
Potato fry
Sprouts cooked with chillies and onions
Any leftovers that can be sandwich filling: fish in all forms, onion chutney, sautéed vegetables, chicken/mutton/beef/egg curries, liver fry
Stewed apples
Fried bananas

You can see why the diet was necessary.


Gautam said...

Keema on hot buttered toast. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I've never thought of doing that--must make keema now. You know what'll be brilliant? Impy's BDF on hot buttered toast!

Also, you told me about the sprout palya and I've made it a couple of times, but with just mustard seeds and dried red chilly in the hot oil first. Couldn't believe how good they were, cooked until wilted, but still crunchy.

I presume you've given yourself treat/cheat days or the weekend off?

I find I enjoy all these things more when I treat them as treats, not staples. It's hard to convey this though--people think I'm constantly denying myself or living with the agony of loss.

Krishnan Menon said...

incredibly, i really want to try the sprouts. they sound amazing. And i agree with thom on the kheema on buttered toast, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! is right. I am hungry. Fortunately I am going to Apollo Banana Leaf restaurant for lunch today!

Anonymous said...

And I will eat some butter chicken today in honour of your diet.

Gargoyle said...

ooh butter chicken. Another great sandwich filling when it's cold.

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