Do any one of you have gone through some cooking before marriage? Most of the readers would send messages that they never spent time in kitchen during their studies and after marriage they are obliged to cook some thing for survival.. :) Yeah, the picture is mine too.I didn't know even the simplest things like how to make a tea, how to cook rice etc.. Kitchen was always mother's domain. Since she didn't compel us to do anything we (me and sis) became very lazy also .But we managed to prepare some magazine recipes at that time.I still remember the threatening of one of the aunties once when relatives gathered at home during a special occasion.She said, "Seena, if you are lazy like this, you can't adjust with a MIL" .And for proof ,she said stories of some MILs who were not good with their DILs. Anyway, I didn't fall before her warning and since I was very talkative (they say) that time, I had no shortage of answers to oppose her. I have always heard others saying " She is such a good girl, knows to cook everything and very smart in doing all house hold works" Still I don't think knowing all cooking and other works before marriage is a big thing.It is fun learning each and everything when the time comes by making little mistakes.
Listen this - happened between a newly wedded couple.B appears with a cup of tea and a pleasant smile in the morning.
BG.What is this?
BG.Tea.....!! This looks like" kanjivellam "..!
B leaves the scene silently with a half-broken heart.. :(
Only this incident led B to conquer the kitchen area, and later the heart of BG! :)
This munthiri achaar / grapes pickle is prepared by my mom.Mom's cousin shared this recipe.I can't say what is the shelf life of this pickle since we didn't get a chance to test.Every time it finishes within two days!
This recipe is for our mishmash, who had published her unakkamunthiri pickle last week.Mish,I have a given a link to your "kanjivellam" post, now it saved my readers from my boring chronicles! Thank you.. :)
Munthiri Achaar Ingredients
Grapes 1/2 kg
roasted rice powder 2 Tbsp
pickle powder 2 Tbsp (used Eastern pickle powder)
vinegar 1/2 cup
green chillies 3
garlic pearls small 10
ginger 1/2 " piece
sugar 1/4 tsp
mustard seeds 1 tsp
boiled water if needed
How to prepare
For roasting rice:- Heat a pan. put 1 or 2 hand ful of rice and stirr.
Stirr continuously until the rice puffs up with a brown color. Allow to cool and make powder using a grinder.
Seive this powder.
For making pickle:- Crush garlic and ginger.Chop green chillies.
Separate grapes from the stem. Wash.
Heat oil, allow mustard seeds to splutter.
Saute garlic , ginger and green chillies for few seconds.
Put grapes , pickle powder, vinegar and salt.Allow to boil.
Put rice powder and sugar. Check salt.Mix and remove from fire. Water comes
from the grapes itself, so no need to add water.