Monday, February 13, 2012

Surrogate Valentine


Dear Golf

I envy you. You’ve got the best partner possible. He loses his marbles only over you. Many a night in the inky darkness, my fretful soul has craved a partner like him. He’s so dedicated and responsible. He wakes up in the wee hours (!!), reads the Bible you gifted him (Tiger Woods book) and promptly kits out to meet you in a crazy frisson of excitement.
And oh he looks so sexy in his dating togs. I’ve dilated my pupils off and gone blind at the etched out figure he has.
He’s so cool-headed even in the stickiest situation. And ever so quick to love every bit of you I know: the massive fecund green course where a par and handicaps are forever flung for record, tee, driver….
And above all he’s so clever and sharp. So clever that he won that trophy for you!!! I love to deconstruct that ultimate symbol of your love. But nope. It sits there getting spiffier by the minute only to gimme a complex.
I confess. I’ve tried diabolic plans for some smart cradle-snatching. I used to go as green as the ground you tread whenever I saw him chasing you passionately through all dimensions. I’ve tried coquetry, squishing myself in his line of vision, clever repartee, good food, and even some optimum SILK “ulaalaa” singing. I’ve tried it all to be his arm candy. But to no avail. He’s so damn loyal. Once I physically tried to wrench him away from you. He reacted none the less like a cornered hellcat!
I give up. He’s all yours. He’s everything a woman desires; but he belongs to you dear Golf. No smooth talking; just plain actions. That’s him. Your Thomas.

A torn, smitten and trying to be OK

Congratulations Thomas for winning this GSL sponsored trophy and the rolling trophy in the Golf Tournament, Goa 2012!!

Happy Valentines!

Kothu Porotta is a delicacy popular in all parts of Kerala and beyond because of its intelligent combination of flavours. Malabar paratha (basically made from all-purpose flour batter) is its most important ingredient. It’s simple, delicious and crunchy…couldn’t be better!

Malabar  paratha (frozen)—4-5 (small size)
Boiled chicken de-boned and shredded—1 cup
Onions—2 big or 3 medium
Ginger and garlic paste--1 tsp each
Tomato—1 big
Green chillies—3
Curry leaves
Chicken masala (any)—1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder—1 tsp
Ghee to fry
Salt to taste

Fry the frozen parathas as per the instructions on the cover. When slightly cool cut them in random size and blitz in grinder to make them smaller. Blitz just twice. They should not be powdered. Take 1 ½ to 2 tbsp ghee in a thick bottomed pan; heat the ghee and sauté the paratha pieces for five mins on medium flame. Do not let them turn too crispy. Remove from flame and keep aside. Chop the onions, tomato and green chillies and curry leaves small. Shred the chicken pieces just once in the grinder. Scramble the egg with a little salt and pepper powder and keep aside. Heat one more tbsp ghee (or more as you require) in the pan. Saute the onion, green chillies and curry leaves till the onions turn transluscent (for about ten mins max). Fry the ginger garlic paste till the raw smell goes. Add the chopped tomato and fry again for five min. Add the masala and black pepper powder and fry for five more mins. Toss in the chicken pieces. Stir for two mins and bring in the paratha. Add salt to taste and the scrambled egg too. Stir the entire lot. Serve hot. It tastes best when it's hot.


schmetterlingwords said...

A very lovely writeup Thoma... A different theme altogehter.. Reflects the deeper feelings of a girl very well.. The comparision is just wonderful :)

Indu said...

:D :D
I was wondering where this was going .....

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Oh, yeah, my guys can get crazy about their your letter! Happy Valentine's Day~

My Kitchen Antics said...

haha that was funny... :) :)
and that kothu parotta...kandittu kothi varunnu..

Jill Colonna said...

Thoma, love your ode to the Golf. I understand completely, except in our house it's the other way around: I'm rubbish at golf but it takes over you! Now that chicken dish looks a perfect way to celebrate that golf trophy. Bravo!

Elisabeth said...

Great post, Thoma...still wondering what, or who it's about (maybe I'm slow)
Lovely dish you prepared, and very elegantly presented:DDD

Candice said...

Congratulations on your husband's win! Sounds like you guys had a fun Valentines Day. :)

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

wow..lovely write up dear...
excellent post..;)

Tasty Appetite

Sarah said...

aw... u poor thing... cricket is the golf here... and love for cricket tops all else... but then again.. we have chocolate and now yummy kothu porotta too :)

the Junkie book said...

Thank you folks for your love