Boredom, hunger and an AHA moment

14 Apr
All of the above, as the title suggests, can only lead to one thing – a great way to ease those hunger pangs! According to my cognitions at least! For someone who eats, lives, dreams and thinks of food on quite a regular basis, the end result could’ve only led to food consumption.

Here’s what boredom, hunger and an AHA moment led to:


The AHA moment led to the creation of this because – a) it’s simple to make, b) it can never go wrong, c) it so breaks the monotony of an otherwise mundane meal pattern, d) it allows you to throw in whatever vegetables you wish to, and last but not the least, e) it tastes marvelous! It reminds you of fun chaat evenings with family and friends, it reminds you that dinners don’t have to be complicated and boring anymore and that it can be those comfort foods you almost always need!

So here goes! 

Potatoes – 2-3 (depending on size), boiled and mashed
Carrots – 1-2 (depending on size), diced, boiled and mashed
Beans – a handful, diced, boiled and mashed 
Peas – a handful, boiled and mashed
Tomatoes – 3-4, finely diced
Onions – 2, finely chopped
Green chillies (optional)
Coriander to garnish
Ginger garlic paste – 1.5 tsps
Pav Bhaji masala (I found Everest, use whatever) – 2 tsps/1 tbsp
Lime to garnish
Salt to taste

Because I might feel like Nigella Lawson, I throw in the carrots and beans together, boil them and mash them.

Similarly, boil and mash the potatoes as well.

Add a tsp of ghee or some oil, throw in the ginger garlic paste, onions and saute till translucent.

Next go in the tomatoes, the pav bhaji masala, chilli powder (if you wish to) and salt. Let the tomatoes cook till soft and till the masala starts leaving oil (that’s when it’s cooked).

Do keep crushing the tomatoes as and when unless you prefer chunks of them in your meal. This is how it’ll start looking.

Add in the vegetables, give it a good stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add in a dollop of butter at the end. I don’t need to explain what butter can do to a meal, do I?

Garnish with lime and coriander. Serve with paav (which I didn’t have) or bread. 

It sure does taste much better than the pictures look! :)

2 Responses to “Boredom, hunger and an AHA moment”

  1. Reynah April 15, 2011 at 3:00 AM #


  2. clueless comrades October 12, 2011 at 5:03 AM #

    Sigh.. Im feeling hungry just looking at the pictures!


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