My maid did a bunk a day after I returned... she called me up the next day to say she was ill...and the doctor has prescribed a week's rest.... after a week of reluctantly holding down the fort, she did not turn up and when i called, she very blithely told me to look for someone else....!
In between all that hubby left to Mumbai for a couple of days, and I had to deal howling and sobbing child till he came back...
There are dust storms blowing buckets of dust on to everything inside, so I cannot give cleaning a miss even for a day.....!! And of course, I have to plan healthy snacks for my daughter and do the daily cooking...and worse..................the dish washing !!!!
It has been three weeks and I still do not have a maid.....!!!
The highlight despite everything is that I am going to learn 3D mural art...
Meanwhile, i have been a bit lax in posting, but I have been taking pictures and I am still experimenting in the kitchen...this is proof of that..
These spicy pancakes were something I made for dinner a couple of days back...
Maida/ flour - 1/2 cup (for about 6 thin pancakes)
Egg - 1
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Water or milk - just to make a smooth and loose batter
Oregano - 1/2 tsp
Chilly flakes - 1 tsp (can add more or less)
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
In a mixing bowl, take the flour, add the baking powder , the oregano, chilli flakes, garam masala and the salt and mix well. In a separate cup, beat the eggs with about a Tbsp of milk or water and add to the flour. Make a paste without lumps and then add enough water/milk to bring to the right consistency.
Now make the pancakes on a hot non-stick tawa.
We had it rolled around chicken sausages with some dips for added taste..
Also would be great in combination with chicken or vegetable stews.