Saturday, September 8, 2007

Batata Poha and Wives Are Priceless

I read this online today and was most amused by it. I thought I should share it with all of you.

A man came home from work and found his three children
outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty
food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.
The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door
to the house and there was no sign of the dog. Proceeding
into the foyer, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had
been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against
one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a
cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys
and various items of clothing.
In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was
spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog
food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the
table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back
He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and
more piles of clothes, looking for is wife. He was worried
she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.
He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way
out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet
towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor.
Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been
smeared over the mirror and walls.
As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled
up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked
up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.
He looked at her bewildered and asked, "What happened
here today?"
She again smiled and answered, "You know every day
when you come home from work and you ask me what in
the world did I do today?"
"Yes," was his incredulous reply.
She answered, "Well, today I didn't do it."
Wives are Priceless, aren't they?

:) Funny isn't it?
Source: Humor World

Now for the Batata Poha:


250 grams thick poha ( flattened rice. Use the thicker version of poha as it does not disinegrate so easily on adding water))
2 potatoes diced really really small
2 onions chopped finely
2 green chillis chopped finely
2 tablespoons coriander leaves chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon oil
juice of 1 small lime
2 tablespoons grated coconut ( optional)


Wash the poha under running water in a colander. Leave to soak for about 1/2 an hour.
Heat oil in a kadai. When medium hot, add the mustard seeds till they crackle.
Add the onions and chopped green chillis and saute till translucent. Add the turmeric powder and immediately add the potatoes. Keep frying till potatoes are cooked. If required sprinkle a little water every now and then to hasten the cooking process and to reduce the sticking.
Add salt at this point. Then add the soaked poha. Mix around for a few minutes and add the lime juice.
Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut and serve hot.


Srivalli said...

Very nice to read....and the poha is good!

Happy cook said...

Reading the article put a big smile on my face.
I would like yo know how many wifes will do it after reading the article :-)))))

Asha said...
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Asha said...

LOL!!! Arvind asks exactly that! "What do you do at home everyday?". He doesn't realize he is eating on time, wears clean and ironed clothes,bills paid, money invested,kids healthy,happy, fed and homework done with great grades!!! Wonder how it all gets done, huh?! ;D
I have to do what that wife did one day!
Poha looks great:))

Rajitha said...

nice story...agree with happy cook...many wifes will nod in agreement!

bee said...

i wish she asked him what he did every day. he'd say, "drove to work, chatted with co-worker, had coffee, had a bagel, surfed the net, spoke to a clinet,chatted some more with another co-worker, had a snickers bar, chatted with boss, another coffee, made a powerpoint presentation, dozed off at a meeting, flirted with boss's secretary, ate late lunch, collected paycheck, drove home."

TheCooker said...

That was too funny.
Funny, but true.

TBC said...

I've seen this one before, but it is funny every single time:-)
Poha looks great.

Raaga said...

nice read :-)

didn't know about soaking the poha... I usually just wash.

Gita said...

Great story!I liked the comment bee made too.
Re the poha, I just wash it like Raaga said,otherwise it becomes too soggy.Picture is great.