Our world we all live in, is wonderful and hard at the same time
As one part of our population is trying to lose weight due to over consumption the other part is hungry and desperately trying to survive. Anthony Bourdain, (from “No Reservation” food-documentaries), while visiting Nicaragua, was embarrassed seeing children working in “La Chureca”, a landfill outside Managua. The enjoyment from food visibly diminished during that trip. It all comes down to you and me, we have to do better in helping others so we can all eat together as one family.
Hopping recently from Holland to the England isle, I was enjoying a British family meal made by Carole. This mom of two is a real juggler when it comes to cooking and is a born multitasking talent. Without you noticing she prepares a meal for the whole family. She has tricks up her sleeves that go so quick you hardly notice them. While she puts pre-cooked potatoes in the oven and turns her pork roast at the same time, she assembles Nigella Lawsons Orange cake, and when the peas pop up with a ping from the microwave, dinner is ready! Besides working out twice a day when running up hill with her dogs, doing the accounts for the business, coordinating their complete house renovation, and if necessary unload the business loads with her fork-truck, she is just a very kind, modest person.
Beyonce sings it out loud; “Who runs the world? …GIRLS”. And I can only agree with James Browns, “It’s a mans world:”, though “it is nothing without a woman or a girl”. At that same dining table in England lays the cookbook;, “Indian Superfoods” of Gupareet Bains. He recalls his mother making “crispy samosas, spicy pakoras and melt-in-the-mouth gulab jamuns”. With that luggage he travels the world; from Asia, to the fusion kitchen of Australia, to opening his own Indian restaurant on the Turkish coastline. After years he finally returns to Britain with a heavy load of experience and 28 kilos extra body weight. Fighting of the fat he develops an intelligent cuisine of tasteful Indian cooking that is good for your body and soul. Based on slowing down your body getting literary rusty, boosting antioxidants in your food is key. Understanding food is based in the ancient Indian health-system of Ayurveda, it keeps people healthy by suggesting to eat the things that benefits them most as an individual.
“Indian Superfoods”, gives you the opportunity to learn new ways to approach your cooking. You gain insight, a new understanding of how spices, herbs and combinations of food work for you, which is intriguing and wonderful. You will love it, and your family will becoming healthier with smiling faces as a cherry on top. My enthusiasm on Gupareets book hopefully sparks something within you so you order it online as I did at Amazon.CO.UK. I have to state that this is a non commercial blog, so my reward will be your happiness 😉
Oops my phone is ringing,…………..just put it down, leaving the telemarketing lady with my enthusiasm on this subject. She never heard of pakoras, wich is a kind of fritters, so specially for her, and you of course, the recipe. You can eat it as a replacement for meat or as a snack warm or cold . The flavors are so delicate and inspiring that the sky breaks open and the sun shines on you as you eat them.
How to maker these PEKORAS:
Mix to a batter in a bowl the following
300 gram chickpea flour
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons cumin powder
2 teaspoons coriander seed grounded
1 teaspoons fennel seed roughly cut
salt and pepper to your liking – you can fry 1 to test the taste
500 ml milk and 1 tablespoon of baking powder
Then add raw vegetables to your liking, such as finely grated carrot, or/and finely chopped broccoli, feel free to vary with different vegetables
And last mix in 2 tablespoons of shopped fresh coriander
Scoop a tablespoon full of the mixture and gently slide it into the hot oil, and fry for 3 to 4 minutes
Halfway, they will turn easily as you help them with a fork
WEBSITE of Gurpareet Bains http://www.gurpareetbains.co.uk/#/welcome/
Anthony Bourdain visiting Nicaragua http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MVXAWBXjKA