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Competition and excuse #NaBloPoMo day 18

After spending the whole of this week offering suggestions that were deftly shot down even before I could finish, scampering past the limited choices over and over again a dozen times, going over the intricacies of the ease in execution etc, yesterday I and A Jr finally agreed that he will toss up his favourite Chana Masala for the Snack-making competition in his school today.

He needed a short dekko of the whole procedure and the melodramatic me went ahead and made a whole performance out of it πŸ˜› (I deserved an excuse to make some and polish it off myself. After all I went for a jog today!). If I get this for breakfast, I can run every single day! What, it is high in protein (and happens to be seriously yum)! No other reason. πŸ˜‰

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To say that he is super-excited to try it out will be an understatement. Of course, I will pack up all the carefully measured ingredients separately so he’s least hassled with the seasoning part and sermon him incessantly about how his white dress today needs to be spared from this culinary experiment. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

Hope he does well. πŸ™‚

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34 Comments

  1. all the best to A Junior……

    1. Thanks Sudhir. ☺

      1. ????????

  2. I am sure your junior master chef will do great job ????

    1. Haha…junior master chef…sounds good. He will be happy! Thanks Radhi. ????

      1. Welcome. Let me know how it went????

        1. Sure dear. ☺

  3. Well, what’s with the secrecy? Spill the beans. Where’s the recipe?? Lol.

    1. Haha…hmmm…ok let’s see.

      Let the chana, onions, tomatoes, lemon juice and green chillies begin their sweet tango. Once they seem all consumed with each other let salt and chana masala waltz in. Let them hip-hop their way to ravenous tasteful glory. The final flourish…our Bollywood tadka…comes with sev, dhaniya and chat masala.

      Voila! Your recipe for a blockbuster!

      LOL! 😂😂😂😂

      1. Oh wow. Totally filmy! Sounds dhamakedar alright!

        1. ???????????? Was writing something else but got a bit carried away. ????
          Filmy to hum sab hain Babubhai…koi dikhata hai to koi chupata hai. ????

          1. You’re on a roll today ☺

          2. Lol ????????????

  4. That’s so nice! Cooking is a life skill, which needs to be promoted at schook far mroe seriously than social sciences πŸ˜› Don;t even get me started on trigonometry and calculus πŸ˜›

    Sorry, I digressed. Little Mr Chef will do great, AND be ready to be in a Nirma ad at the end of it πŸ˜‰

    1. Haha…I agree about the life skill part. Kids should learn at an early age that having atleast bare minimum survival skills are necessary for everyone. Also, cooking isn’t limited to girls only. Ah, the rest! I’m still wondering where to apply derivatives and integration in reality. :-/
      I hope he does well. Thanks. Nirma ad…hahaha…whatever I have to become I have to spare him for his effort though. ????

      1. Lol – no! I meant his spik and span uniform will qualify him to be the face of cleanliness πŸ˜›

        1. ???????????????????? Spik and span is a very far off possibility. The guy is as sloppy as they come, especially when he’s wearing a white dress. His Friday tiffin for the longest time was cheese sandwich..no ketchup. ????

          1. ROFL! That’s soooo sad, though I LOOOOVE cheese sandwich πŸ˜€

          2. ???????????????? You do? Ok, will make one for you too. ????

          3. Drool!

          4. ????????????

  5. Wow that looks sooo tempting! Thats kala chana, right? I hope you got reward yourself with another batch and sole proprietorship to on hog on it πŸ˜€

    Good luck to the junior for the competition.
    And yes can I have its recipe please? I’ll treat you to whatever you want as gurudakshina πŸ˜€

    1. Yes it is kala chana. Hadn’t made it in a while. Thanks to my son’s hankering this time! I love all kinds of sprouts. Limited protein options for vegetarians anyway.
      Thanks dear. So much of luck coming his way. He should feel blessed really. The recipe (if you can call it that πŸ˜› ) is shared in a comment above. Will you take a look there? Hahaha…gurudakshina…chalo abhi ke liye udhaar rahi. ????????

  6. Snack-making competition seems to be very much the in-thing in schools nowadays. Good that they’re moving on to get kids interested in other skills, too. Hope he was happy with what he made!

    1. Oh yes. It gets a bit messy for me but it is so much fun to get kids interested in bastions that are supposedly not suitable for them! He was happy and pleased. Thank you!
      Thanks for being here. ☺

  7. cheers varsha…

    1. Cheers Hari!

  8. Looks yummy! How did it go?
    Don’t worry as they say in a popular washing powder ad ” stains are good” πŸ˜‰

    1. It went well. Not sure he won a prize or not (not disclosed yet) but he was pleased as punch with himself for making it. So, great! ????
      Arre yaar…those ads!! I show him that ad and tell him very sweetly…See if stains are good you might as well wash your clothes yourself. I’m not that Mom! ????

      1. Hehe πŸ™‚ those ads are good in television commercials only, not inside my too ! Glad it went well thought.

        1. Haha…yes. So misleading…as if there’s some glamour in being messy!

      2. and definitely no glamor in the job of washing too!!

        1. Definitely not! These silly ad makers make us logical and practical moms look bad. ????

      3. Oh yes!

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