Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, Hubby!

Soccer and BBC are two of his favorite things. I chose to make for him Chingri Maacher Malaikari and Ras Malai, his second set of favorites. Funny, how both dishes have the word “malai” in common.

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IMG_2952P has a bit of a sweet tooth, but he doesn’t admit it. But each time he digs into a bowl of Ras Malai, he reveals himself completely.

IMG_2938When he is in India, my husband can be seen frequently at Haldiram’s, completely surrendering himself to the charms of their Ras Malai. The creamy cheese dumplings floating in a sea of thick, creamy sauce of milk, saffron and pistachios. What man can resist such temptations. P does not even complain about calories then.

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Another thing his knees go jelly about is Chingri Maacher Malaikari. Not only can he eat this Bengali classic anytime of the day, he can also cook it with equal aplomb.

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The silky-satin texture of the coconut-based Shrimp Curry is worth missing a thousand meals in the restaurant on the eve of his birthday, he says. And I was only too obliging to my birthday boy!

IMG_2946 IMG_2949 Happy Birthday, Hubby!


This boy is my man, and that girl is his wife who did not get him a cake or a greeting card, just made him his homemade favorites for his birthday.


Anonymous said...

Birthday wishes to your hubby.Very warm post!Loved it.
I can eat everything which is stamped Haldiram's and dump calories in a bin! I have heard abt this shrimp dish from my SIL..yet to make it!
I knw you ll be sick of hearing it..but looking at those pottery photos I cant stop saying yet again..You simple rock with oozing talent & creativity!

GB said...

Pree--I can't believe they got you to sit still for that photograph--you look like a princess!(tho' I have to wonder if there are any toads/snails hiding in the pockets!)

Happy birthday, P. You already know you got all that you wanted for your birthday don't you? :) Much love and happiness to the two of you!

Okay, on to the matter of the droolworthy rasmalai in the equally droolworthy bowl. I need my share. (Of both!)NOW........

Mucho love......

Priya said...

Wishing ur better half many more happy returns of the day..

Droolworthy spread, yummy rasmalai..

Sulagna said...

Many Many Happy Returns of the day to your better half..
Who can ask for more when he has got such a lovely and talented wife...He's one lucky man :)
Your handmade bowls has made the Malaikari and Rasmalai look more than just tempting..Great job !!

sulagna ™ said...

acha what happened to the Canadian and the food hubby took for him..bol li na toh..and wish him a wonderful and fun filled birthday!!! it wonderful knowing such a wonderful couple :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Very sweet post Pree:) Wishing your hubby a very Happy Birthday!!
Bou-er hate ranna malaikari+rosomalai pele bangali purushder r card/cake lage na...ovigota theke bolchhi!:)...

Gouri Guha said...

Birthday wishes to your hubby.
Pree, cake aar cards er kache badir rannete je bhalobasha aache bujtae parcho.
Nice pics.

Satrupa said...

Very cute post ...... I luv the childhood clicks of u n ur hubby. I am sure you made his day special with all his fav dishes ..... ur shrimp curry recipe is a stealer.

Cheers n Happy Cooking,

shooting star said...

birthday wishes to your sure your lovely dishes are muc much more better than any cake or greeting card..
and the frame with your and his childhood pic is too cute..
btw your pottery has inspired me to go in for pottery classes, that is if i can find a pottery teaching course here in india, im not so sure i can find one in delhi

Raja said...

Was it Nov 19th (Int'l Men's Day)? Mine was 20th

PreeOccupied said...

Thank you all for your thoughts and lovely wishes.

Raja, his was on the 20th.

Bong Mom said...

Wow Pree, I love your pottery as much as the food. P sure had a great b'day

Kamini said...

You know what they say about a way to a man's heart??? What a lovely birthday your hubby must have had, and that ras malai in that bowl looks heavenly!

Vemula Madhu said...

special wishes for hubby
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