WE ALSO LIVE ON A PLANET OF APES, LET’S INTROSPECT WITH A POTATO CURRY IN COCONUT MILK

I think there is an ape alive in all of us. We think we are super humans who have built super computers and reached the moon and beyond but till we don’t get over the dark corners in our mind, control over our long train of  negative feelings and impulses we will remain apes.

So what different are we from Caesar from the Planet of Apes? Infact I believe the character sketch of Ceasar is far superior than ordinary people like us and thats why it makes The war of the planet of the apes a classic movie.

I saw the trailer by chance, it was as if I was meant to see this movie. A class act. 

Its been almost a decade since I have not found a thriller movie with a mind blowing end. This movie,  its climax as the bombing was happening on screen, it totally bombed my head , wow! What an end. We know Ceasar’s work was done and everyone knows his end but its the villan and the sequence of events that make this movie a must watch. An equal villan with a back story that convinces a part of us that he might be right at some level then as the second thought comes, na he is just a bad selfish man flighing wrongly. 

The techinical part of the movie was spot on and thus it made me think, its amazing that a movie can be made with such passion. I was watching a 2D movie but I was seeing passion in 4D swimming out of  the movie screen and could feel around my theatre seat.

I know for sure we cannot make such a movie cause we lack the passion and the drive. Well I really hope we could manage to work at this grand convincing level someday.

 Till then all I can do is cook with all the passion in my heart I have got.

So as we sit back and enjoy the rains,  it is  pouring non stop outside,  we have nothing much to do, let’s  retrospect the apes in us, lets try baby steps to evolve our natures.        

Here is to Caesar …

RECIPE: POTATO CURRY IN COCONUT MILK

RECIPE COURTESY : JYOTI PATEL – my rocking aunt who is one of the best cooks.

TIP:   The orginal recipe is of chicken, so finally non veg cooks will be happy that veg guju ben has something for us. 


(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

4 large potatoes par boiled, pealed and cut into cubes    

1 onion

2 green chilies

7-8 clove of garlic 

1 inch ginger

1 cup tomato puree

1 and half cup coconut milk

1 bay leaf

2-3 tsp curry powder

1 tsp asafoetida    / hing

3 tsp red chilli powder 

2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp ghee

Coriander to garnish 


Method:

Finely grate onions, ginger, green chilies and garlic and keep aside.

In a non  stick pot heat the ghee, add the hing and the bay leaf. Add the onion paste and cook till all the water evaporates and the ghee separates. 

Add the tomato puree, curry masala, red chili powder, turmeric and cook for 5 minitues or till the ghee separates.

Add the potatoes, coconut milk, salt, coriander and 1 cup of water.
Cover and simmer about 7 minutes,  till all the potatoes are cooked and the spices are mixed. Taste for flavour and serve hot.

Thats all for today as all the fans on my ceilings are exhausted trying to dry all the clothes which refuse to dry in this weather and son’s school is off so as I play supermarket with him all day where my role is to drive his toy cars.. as I drive on..

Next stop shall be Mr. Christopher Nolans creation..😊 

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