Monday, September 10, 2007

Comfort(able) Food

When we were all kids we had a favorite food.

Mine was Ulakazhangu Mezhukuperrati, it was a dish made with potatoes. Potatoes are cut julian, then cooked in water with salt, pepper, turmeric and chili powder. Once it is 80% cooked, it is then sautéed in oil till crispy. During my childhood years I lived for this. I used to eat it with everything, Chapati, Dosa, Idly (I used to slice the idly horizontally and put this dish in between, and make my own sandwich), rice and a lot more.

I used to always ask my mom I don't want anything to eat with this, just give me this. She never listened to me always served this as a side dish. When I was 10 or 11, I remember telling her that when I get old enough to decide what to make for dinner, I am going to make Ulakazhangu Mezhukuperrati everyday and eat it by itself.

Well that never happened, till today. For dinner all I had today was Ulakazhangu Mezhukuperrati and I'm so HAPPY.

So what is your comfort food?

13 comments:

mathew said...

I used to love the malayalee noodles called Idiappam!!

Idli with Potato fry..sounds as good as halwa with fish curry.. ;-P

Joy said...

I used to love the way my mom used to make potato curry - cut in small pieces and fried. As a kid I used to call it "chips aaloo" and the name stuck in my family. It's pretty simple to make but it has always tested best when my mom makes it :)

I guess it is something about aaloo that everyone likes it - same as chocolate and icecream.

Sarah said...

Kanji payaru thoran.. any time..

Archana Bahuguna said...

I liked everything my mom made! Just simple boiled rice with Toor daal and Pudina chutney would be exciting enough.. Miss her food so much ... :-( I wish I can become the cook she is. :-)

Archana said...

:-)! Ah, I think I realized most of my dreams of eating exactly (and only) what I wanted to eat at various points in time in grad school :-)!

I loved reading this post - been there asked/said/done that :-D!!

Geets said...

urulakizhangu mezhukkuperatti is still my favourite!

Rahul Rad said...

thanks for posting the recipe too Thanu! I shall try it out myself soon :-)

MM said...

How abt forming an urulakizhangu mezhukupuratti admirers club??? I am there already...

:)

SK said...

Curd rice with pickles is my comfort food.

educatedunemployed said...

bread and butter.

Prats said...

Comfort food!! mmm drooling already. Never know how it begins, but it sure comforts u, actually when ur all grown up an then u have to roll out your cooking skills...And I wonder y, the humble aloo always makes the list!!Mine used to be the alugadde roast ( kannada version) and rasam ( anytime and anyplace.

ap said...

Appam with anything ........

usha said...

urulakizhangu mezhukupuratti!! me too.. me too!! :)