I enjoy listening in on my kids’ conversations because they’re honest, insightful and at times hilarious. Most other times they’re fighting and I am trying to pull them apart and shut them up.
The other day I handed my son one of the new ecofriendly plantable seed pens that my friend Archana gave me.
Yuvan: “What pen is this?”
Me: See, there are seeds at the bottom. You can plant this pen and it will grow into a plant.
Hasini: What fruits will it have?
Yuvan: Pens will grow from it. You can pluck the pens and write with them.
I looked up from what I was reading, looked at his earnest face and cracked up.
This same 7 year old boy also tried to persuade me to give him my old mobile when I told him I was going to upgrade to a new mobile phone. He offered me money from his savings too. He told me he’d use the phone to practice his chess games. I declined the offer. I didn’t manage to sell my old battered phone. Nobody else was ready to buy it.
The Nagoor Chicken curry recipe I am sharing today is their favourite.
This Nagoor chicken curry is from Madhur Jaffery’s popular “Curry Nation” book. This is one book I turn to from time to time to find something new to make for Dosai. You can never have too many curry recipes in your repertoire. You’ll need all of them plus more. This curry is absolutely breathtaking – perfectly rounded flavours and fragrant from the freshly ground whole spices. Anything with coconut milk is bound to be gorgeous. This curry has double the coconuty goodness from the grated coconut in the ground masala and the coconut milk added towards the end. This curry is a splendid candidate for Sunday lunches. I’d highly recommend this curry if you want to impress your guests. This Nagoor chicken curry is a definite winner every time.