Potato Kurma – Recipe

Many many years ago this used to be Sunday breakfast. Today morning after sometime I thought of making this. I was not sure of the ingredients. Remembered some then slowly got it.

1. Potato 1/2kg
2. Onion 1 big piece
3. Tomato 1/2piece
4. Green chillies 13 in number (depends on how spicy you want it)
5. Kasakasa 15gms (Poppy seeds)
6. Patta 5gms (bay leaf dried)
7. Krambu 4pieces (clove)
8. Elachi 2pieces
9. Grated coconut
10. Salt (depends on one taste)

Boil the potatoes and peel the skin off. In the meantime soak kasakasa in hot water.
Simultaneously chop onion, tomato and couple of green chillies.
Now add kasakasa, grated coconut and green chillies together with salt and make a paste.
In a pan, add oil and once heated add chopped green chillies and onions. Fry onions till they become golden. Ensure that onions are not over heated.
To this golden brown onions, add chopped tomatoes and fry it. After a minute, add boiled potatoes. Fry for 2mins.
To this add the grinded paste and little water. Allow the mixture to boil. Check for salt and if required add a little more.
Once the kurma is boiled, switch off the flame (if induction stove is used switch off the power).
Slightly smash patta, krambu and elachi. In a ladle add oil and mustard seeds. Once fried, add patta, krambu & elachi. Fry a bit. Make sure it is not overheated and starts burning. Add this to the kurma. This would enhance the taste and smell of kurma.

Now the kurma is ready to be served. This kurma goes well with chappatis.


Yeh Jawani Hai Dewaani – Movie Review

How many movies I watch still I end up certain times watching movies like “Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani” and feel Bollywood movies are never going to bring in any good movies. While “Ek Thi Dayaan” was watchable and made me expect more YJHD just went complete opposite. First half was breezy and the movie got over there itself! I pity sponsors like MakeMyTrip.com FOX Traveller who put in money believing a lot. Just wondering how come girls are able to trek in snow mountains with very short shorts and skimpy tops while the guys wear all gear? Glamour quotient maybe essential but some amount of reality should also be there.

The movies in the end have to come down to same concept and heroine should get together with the hero. Man, think something different. If it has to be an entertainer trying keeping it same till end.

While the first half is entertaining, the second half plays through emotions. And more so in the second half of second half of the movie. And these emotions are nothing portrayed differently or not shown in countless movies churned out by Bollywood so far.

Towards end of first half the director suddenly realized the movie is for Indian audience and we need to put in some emotions and fulfill it. While in the first half the director showed same emotions getting trashed and indifferently.

Songs are just ok. Nothing great about background score. The locations are nice but could have dwelt more. Characterization, leave it.

Ranbir Kapoor really dances well and Deppika Padukone has a killing dimple smile.

Overall I could rate it as 2/5.