Well, to say that I am lazy would be an understatement. If I can help it, I wouldn’t move an inch from my bed on weekends, let alone cook for anybody else. Whosoever wants to have food, they can either cook themselves or they can order a home delivery; and while they are doing that, they are free to add my share too. Of course, not cooking doesn’t mean not eating, does it?
Now if somebody comes and asks me what will I do if I have to throw a party, my first question would be: why would I want to throw a party? I am single and I don’t have any boyfriend/husband or in-laws to impress. Then why to go through all the trouble? (I never throw parties for friends because they never give me the chance; they just snatch it from me. No kidding.) But if I still I have to throw a party, I would do it only for one man — Iron Man. Yes, that sexy Tony Stark who fights terrorists single handedly and drives titillating, low-slung Audi. Thought provoking, isn’t it?
If I ever, ever manage to have a date with him, I would definitely like to invite him to my place. And although in reality I live in an urban jungle, my place in that situation would be a beach house located on an exotic island, with a huge porch off the living room opening to a stunning view of ocean. There would be a table setting for two with a lit candle in the middle. Oh my god, I have already started hearing the crash of those waves.
The next question would be, what will I serve him? Now as I am an Indian through and through with no “phirangi” blood in my body, I would really love it if he adores Indian cuisine the way I do. Alas, what’s better than sharing the love for the same food? But as I am the laziest person on this God’s green earth, who will cook it? Who will spend hours and hours toiling in the kitchen for that perfect dinner? Well, you can always trust a lazy person to find shortcuts and so this lazy person has found answer to all her prayers in the form of Kitchens of India’s ready to dine options. Convenient, delicious and healthy. What more can a woman ask?
Once I have decided to source my culinary creations from Kitchens of India, my obvious next step is to decide upon the menu. As I want Tony to enjoy authentic vegetarian Indian dishes (I am a pure vegetarian and so I won’t ever, ever serve non-vegetarian food on my table), I will start off with lip-smacking tandoori aloo started. Although Kitchens of India doesn’t offer a pack for them, it’s quite easy to cook them. My aloos with be served with Tomato shorba, again quite convenient to cook. For main course, I will go absolutely royal on him with Paneer Darbari. This dish, prepared by Kitchens of India, is an enticing combination of soft, tender paneer (cottage cheese) and tomatoes. Yum. Now as my intention is to flaunt majestic indulgence of Indian cuisine, I do need another vegetable on the menu, don’t I? So I will add Kitchens of India’s Mirch ka Salan, which perfectly fuses “hand-picked spices” with rich nuts to offer out-of-this-world “Nawabi extravaganza.” And how can I ignore lentils if I am serving Indian cuisine? So there goes Dal Bukhara, a heavenly creation of Kitchens of India that is simply irresistible, on the menu. If you haven’t already tried this dal, you should definitely try it for its authentic flavors that will take you back to those ancient times when gypsies used to cook it in open air. And then comes the third course, rice. My favorite. Even though I am a typical gujju, I love rice in all its forms, specifically biryani. And thank God, Kitchens of India does offer delectable vegetable biryani masala pack.
With the starters and main course done, now it’s time to decide upon dessert. And what will better compliment my august Indian cuisine but Awadhi badam halwa — rich with premium-quality almonds simmered in milk, ghee and khoya. Oh man, I have already started to drool, haven’t you too?
Now, let’s see if I have missed anything…nope, I don’t think so. All I have to do now is to sit back and listen to all the sweet nothings that Tony would be whispering in my ears. Jealous? Of course, you should be.
This post is written as a part of Indiblogger’sKitchens of India Contest.
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Dinner setting: kacamatasaya.blogspot.com