Last August, when my sister, Parimala, visited us, she made a wonderful, lip-smacking curry which served as an excellent accompaniment with hot rotis. It was Green peas and Indian cottage cheese curry – Matar paneer subji. After a couple of months, I decided to make this subji to go along with roomali roti’s (when literally translated in English mean ‘handkerchief’ Indian bread)
Thereafter, I prepared the curry and kept it aside. And set about to make the roomali rotis. Much to my chagrin, these did not turn out to be as easy as shown in the detailed steps in the magazine, I referred to.
The making of curry pockets:
Suddenly my daughter, Shreya, entered the kitchen and said, she just needs a small piece of the dough. I gave it to her, muttering that I did not want any further trouble with the dough. She coolly, took the little blob of dough and rolled it into a rectangular piece. She added a spoonful of curry in the center, folded it neatly and fried it on the heated griddle. Lo! Tidily, stuffed curry pockets were ready to be devoured! These ready bites are indeed hassle free and neat. As one need not worry about tearing the roti and dipping it in the curry. As these are already packed with the curry, one can just pick them up and drop them in the mouth. Lo, relish the yummy curry in ‘lil’ pockets! Isn’t it a wonderful concept, conceived by Shreya? I am in awe of her innocent inventiveness! This is what I attribute to open and free thinking;)