Friday, August 31, 2007

Hello World சாம்பார்

Every time, I venture into a new language I try to print "Hello World". Thus here were are trying out our first "Hello World sambar". Here is our log.

Recipe: Hello World Sambar
Targeted Audience: Entering kitchen for first time for activities other than eating!
Distribution License: Creative Commons.

First and foremost you need to make sure you got all the necessary ingredients. Come on lets go for shopping! Few of the mandatory ingredients are Thoor dhall, Tamarind, Sambar Power (CBR or sakthi malsala and many other brands are available), 1 kind of vegetable like onions, brinjal, potato, drumstick (Preferably don go for lady'sfinger, since we are trying to avoid any kind of female intervention). Some tips here, don get into a departmental stone, rather get it at your nearest grocery store. Since large departmental are targeting families and they provide all in large quantities. Also for vegetables you get it where ever you find it. Since thinking of getting it nearest shop might be a flop!

Now lets start cooking. Remember we need to do parallel processing. First cook the dhall in a pressure cooker. In case you don have one no problem, you can still go ahead and cook it in electric cooker. Side by side chop a big onion into pieces. Wait wait wait don be in a hurry to start, then you will end up cutting your finger (like one of us) so since its your first time. Cut it slowly and carefully. Yes yes, you need to shed some tear for cutting this. Now add 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan and let it heat for few seconds and then add kaduku. Once that bursts out add those chopped onions in it and fry it for some time. Until the onions become golden brown. Vegetables can also be added in this. By this time dhall would have got cooked. Now add 4 cups of water in the pan, add 2 tea spoons of sambar power, salt, tamarind water, cooked dhall and vegetables into it. Stirr for few min and leave the stove in medium so that the mixture will boil for some time. By this time you should have stared to boil rice as well.

After 5 min, you will start to get the Aroma of Hello World Sambar. Once you feel that it has got the state just bring it down and pour it into a vessel and serve it hot.

Defects Found:
1) You might add less salt, no harm add a pitch of salt and let it boil a min more.
2) If you added more salt, add half cup more water and let it boil a min more.
3) If its more spicy, add a pitch of salt and water, let it boil few more min.
4) If you missed out to buy something. Just keep a junior with you, you wont feel the pressure.
5) Don ask help from your fellow class girls, they confuse you by saying 2 measurement.
6) More water, keep flame high and boil for few more min.

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(Kishore, Santy, Shrihari, Vijesh)

22 comments:

soorya said...

Good One :)
You could have called us to taste it. But its ok first u were all the testers.
Wat will u do with the tamrind? No clue about it.

Jayakumar said...

Everything is fine....
But the 4th point in Defects found, I think u r targeting at some person...
:)

GP said...

Great cooking anna!!!! Next time dont forget to invite us!!! :)

Vijesh said...

@Soorya
Thanks for pointing that out. Changes done.

@Jayakumar
Dai, Unaku yethuku intha vendatha velai, did I tell you its pointing anyone etc. You know what u are supposed to do from "Dr.Vijay" thread.

@Gp
Sure will be doing that asap.

KaRtHi said...

Sounds like u ppl had a very yummy sambar mum mum ystd!!gr8 anna!!

Btw, it was very modest of u ppl for not wasting any lady s finger!!!lady finger is to do with the grey matter(brains!!) and of course it for ladies and thus named so!! it was a cool way of accepting it!!

Kishore said...

@Karthi

Actually we know about how ladies brain works (mainly karthi). So din want our time to get spoiled by unnecessary stuffs(grey matter). Thats y v din use that.

KaRtHi said...

Totally irrelavent!!!

Vijesh said...

@karthi
We are very very modest indeed. There is already enough grey matter available for us. So some fingers to boost up was not needed.

KaRtHi said...

i know this will be the reply..but

"suvar irundhathan chithiram varaiya mudiyum!!!"

Vijesh said...

Time is up for scratching the walls! Old slogans are old.

KaRtHi said...

@Vijesh!!

Know to appreciate the content rather than scratching the walls!!

good things are to be appreciated..

Vijesh said...

@Karthi

Appreciation should be done based on the context! Then those wont hold their worthy meaning.

KaRtHi said...

Both holds good!!

Puthali said...

he he...a very nice tutorial indeed...though wonder why you always discriminate against ur audience... ;) its very much helpful to me as well...:P prob not now but in future when i may end up needing it... :D

Vijesh said...

@Puthali
Fixed..

lakshmi said...

Anna nice blog....
one suggestion to your cooking.
u shouldn't add cooked dhall along with the rest.add after the mix is bolied for sometime.even after adding cooked dhall you should allow it to boil for some more time. i am not your class girl so i think u may take my suggestion.(anyways i wont agree with dont ask ur class girls for any suggestion) but do invite us for tasting your cooking one day...

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SushMira said...

oyeee...endha book la erundhu sutta edha?

surya said...

hope u must have enjoyed a nice dinner anna...

From your friend said...

I think, yr Hello World Sambar
experience like Baby's Mazhalai. day by day you pickup what it is. all the best. Samayalai therindhu koll,but veliyil sollathe.
Ladies finger good for health.
You want more informations about SAMAYAL, ask your mom.