I just finished making garma garam Rotiyan or dinner with Chicken Karhai. It is a South Asian bread made from stone ground wholemeal flour, traditionally known as atta flour, that originated and is consumed in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Some calls it chapati & some roti .
To puff is my dream, but today, by chance they turned out fine. Neither soft, nor puffed. Just fine! Actually, my roti making ain't that good. That is why I preferred making dishes/ meals with rice. They are soft and yummy. My rice meal are nerve over cooked or wet. I know when to drain water and how to make pallaow with it. Egg rice for when I am in so much hurry.
Noo....Not because I am a South Asian something. It is my personal choice. Roti are good when some one else makes it . Especially Tandori chapati or Afgani naan from shops. Some woman are perfect in making round soft roti.Mostly my mother cooks .Kitchen is her territory . And by the way, Roti making is an art .
It needs lots of practice. First mix flour, salt and water together to make a soft dough with addition of water.then make small balls. Your hands should be expert roll it out . My shape is mostly the the map of Africa (recipe here). They are consider healthier than rice. But it does not bother me. I love it so much .
There is basmati rice, which is widely used in almost every house hold. Some people like jasmine rice, wehani rice, texmati rice, and other rices because of their aroma.We eat it with curry, grill meat, veges, bla bla . Plaoww is some thing I can die for.
Never tasted brown rice. People makes lots of fuses that it is fattening. Hmm maybe, because it metabolizes into fat quite easily but less fattening than other starchy carbohydrates such as bread, cereals, pasta, nuts, potatoes and sweet potatoes. It depends. In my case, I eat a place full of rice almost everyday. Some time twice, with my hands ! LOL.
Of course it gains weight. I wish I have a Japaneses stomach. Have you seen those peeps? How smart and slim they are! Man, they eat rice oodles, almost with every meals and they don't seem to gain an ounce. It is because of their portions I reckon , which are very small, otherwise it is impossible to be that doll like with rice. As rice is used a lot here but our portion is pretty enormous then them.
OK ..what else? I reached school 5 minutes late and lady-in-charged circled my name for being late .I just ..hmmm I felt so lazy and didn't get out of bed this morning. After past weekends of working ,decorating class, and preparing result I am feeling the effects of over-worked or it is just a weather.
So, today I get up late.Usually I wakes up at 6:50 automatically on weekdays. Thanks to my nerdy sister who sets alarm for 6:50 something. At exact time it beeps so loud and shakes my soul. Now it has became habitual thing and on weekends I mostly wake up around 8:00 or 8 :30 am.
My Sunday newspaper is still untouched. I want know what is going on, will be able to write more about Pakistan and international politics in a mature way. However, E-papers are just OK. Can not replace paper's paper. Great to read magazine in bus.
Another reason is that I want my blog to be accepted in few cataloged. Waiting for sisterhood, pakpostive and tea break to accept my blog. They want serious stuff.. I am not so sure whether they like my blog or not.It's been ages. Request is still in pending. Only bloggers.com ...a place to meet million bloggers, accepted my blog to be cataloged.