As usual, I was standing in the bus stop, to pick up kiddo after school. The school bus came, dropped him and dropped a bomb shell along with that : Kiddo’s mid-term vacation starts from Saturday, not from Tuesday as informed earlier.
Technically if you look at it, its just Monday that they have declared a holiday. But there was so much of hope in that one day, that I cannot express in words! I stood there rooted for a whole minute before I could move.
Any way, now that I know, the next step is to lure my next door neighbor Mittu (6 year old girl) to play with my son. I do everything short of putting candies in a line from her place to mine, to get her to play with my son. I have volunteered with full enthusiasm to baby sit her for the holidays.
So as I am preparing myself for nonstop noise, house full of clutter, ‘(S)he did it first!’ complaints, crying & fighting episodes and damage to the house (yet to fix the curtain rod from last time), I am sharing a recipe here that has a bit of everything going through my mind – sweet, spicy, salty and a bit tangy, but something that you won’t mind doing again and again.
- Baby Potatoes : 12 – 15, cut into wedges
- Sesame Oil : 2-3 tbsp
- Onions : 1, sliced thin
- Garlic : 1 -2 pods, crushed and chopped
- Tomatoes : 2, chopped
- Capsicum : 1/2 of a big one, chopped
- Chilli Powder : 1 tsp
- Soya sauce : 1 – 2 tsp
- Sugar : 1 tsp
- Cut the potatoes into wedges and shallow fry in sesame oil. Drain and set aside in a paper napkin.
- In the remaining oil in the pan, add the onion, garlic and capsicum. Cook till onions are done.
- Add the tomatoes and chilli powder. Cook till the tomatoes are done.
- Add the Soya sauce, salt and sugar. Cook for 2 minutes more and take off the heat.
- Add salt to the potato wedges and mix thoroughly. Serve with the hot and sweet sauce over it.
- Perfect with rice varieties, rotis or noodles.
I found this recipe here, who found it in my namesake’s site :)
I spooned the sauce over plain rice and served with potatoes on the side for my son. He loved it that way.
And yes, its really heavenly!