There are few things I can eat as often as a well made hot, buttery naan with butter chicken. Sometimes I wonder if that’s not played some subtle subconscious role in my falling in love with Atul…. some latent sub-conscious urge to get closer to the genes that created butter chicken. Since forever, I have measured life in terms of butter chicken. If a book is good, it will have the right butter chicken recipe in it. If the foodie is real, s/he will recognise the real orangish hue of butter chicken from the fake brown one, if a restaurant is good, they will know not to add any onions… if the lachcha parantha is smart, it will know to shine next to a perfect butter chicken.
Posts tagged ‘cream’
I used to be crazy about potato chips. Not all but a particular variety. To be specific the thin, almost transparent type that we used to get at the Delhi halwais. The variety you don’t get anymore. Infact a couple of years back, I bought 10 packs of chips from various shops in Mumbai (yes, I can get crazy like that) in my quest for the perfect chip..alas, to no avail. The fancy packaged ones never do it for me. And nor do the local ones anymore. The ones that I crave were really really thin, translucent and had oil bubbles trapped in it (yes..they were gross, greasy and utterly yummy), and NEVER flat. Instead these were all messily folded and ruffled up … As a kid I would go to birthday parties (this was the best place to find these) just to scarf these down in huge quantities (and I was still a reed thin kid…damn the injustice of it) and then at NID, I would buy and eat 250 gms worth of these every single day for a whole year (which is what caused me to put on those 10 kilos in 6 months). Ask my friend Kritika. She never lets me forget it. Read more
Since the film, I have been wondering what happened to my conviction that I would one day change the world. Have been waiting to discover the hidden genius in me before I can embark on that. Ahem.
Anyway, that got me craving some profiteroles again and reminded me that posting this is probably the next best thing to gobbling them….
Profiteroles or eclairs have always been my go to dessert for when i am nostalgic, gluttonous or just want to vow an audience. I started off wanting to replicate the eclairs from childhood which used to be a very popular dessert at local bakeries all over Delhi. Almost extinct now, the few places that you now get eclairs tend to serve up faded imitations which are cardboard like, filled with crystallized sugary butter cream that sits in your stomach like a rock. Read more