This is a conversation, a ‘chat’ if you prefer, that happened between two friends.
Friend 1: Oh, by the way, I tried the recipe you suggested.
Friend 2: And?
Friend 1: …but found it too dry
Friend 2: (puzzled) Dry? Do you mean ‘bland’?
Friend 1: No. It was dry.
Friend 2: (puzzled still) How could it be dry?
Friend 1: I put oats, coconut and salt, just like you said and added boiled chana (chickpea) too, the way you suggested.
Friend 2: (scratching head) And it was dry?
Friend 1: Yeah, no liquid.
Friend 2: (amazed) No liquid?!! How can that be?
Friend 1: It tasted like flour.
Friend 2: (literally saying it out aloud before typing) What??!!!!!!
Friend 1: Yeah..like flour. You really have it everyday? Must be an acquired taste!
Friend 2: (restraining herself from calling Friend 1 by the name of a now extinct bird) HELLO!
Friend 1: Yes?
Friend 2: How do you make oats my dear Friend 1?
Friend 1: With milk.
Friend 2: Either with milk or in this case, without, you BOIL it first.
Friend 1: No, I didn’t boil it.
Friend 2: (falls off her chair laughing, gets up, dusts herself and starts typing again) So let me get this straight: You had raw oats with freshly grated coconut and salt sprinkled over it, and yeah not to forget, the boiled chana too.
Friend 1: Yes. And my wife was surprised too.
Friend 2: Naturally…!
Friend 1: She asked, ‘Are you sure this is what your friend said?’ and I told her, ‘Of course!’
Friend 2: (alarmed, dives under the table trying to recall where her protective armor is and how soon she can catch that flight)
Added from some little known place in Timbuktu:
I am still in hiding because I am worried that Friend 1’s wife will bop me one on the head for making her husband eat raw oats! The worst part is that I might be found out pretty soon as I cannot stop laughing from wherever I am! 😉
Pssst. The picture above is of the dish I made the way Friend 1 had understood it to be, to know what exactly the poor man had eaten. Phoooooey. It did taste all flour-y. 😛
Ha ha ha ha ha 😀
When I think of him chomping through that dry stuff, yea “Ouch!’ 😛
Why does it look blue?
Does it look blue to anyone else?!!
yes in the pic it looks blooooo
Something to do with my mobile and the light I guess.
Sigh, happened with me once.. We had to use a mixed flour, and it was supposed to be kneaded.. I had mixed up and insisted mom that she make it like a dosa batter..
R's Mom said:
Why is it looking blue?? and LOL on the entire ‘chat’ hahhahaha
It is looking blue?! :O
he he he he .. hmmmmmmmmmm I can see doing this to myself all the time 🙂
Haha, Bikram, you too eh? 🙂
acho pavam.. its like following cooking instructions without lighting the stove. ;P
Haha. Exactly 😛
A liquid-less recipe turned one friend blue
Then the picture of it turned blue too
Now the friend-in-hiding
Expects a good hiding
So she’s run right away to Timbuktu!
waves to Gulshan from Timbuktu 😀
yes. It looks blue and ….dry….. and …bland …….and……..whisperinghorrid
Lol, it does, doesn’t it 😛
Hahaha….Shailji, its all friend 2’s fault, she never said Put Water/Milk with oats and Boil, but just said BOIL :P.
Well, I didn’t even use the word ‘boil’ while giving out the recipe shamefaced Just this: Try adding fresh grated coconut, salt, and may be boiled chana to your oats 😛
The picture does look blue…so it looks more like detergent! 😀
I think that the wife should probably have tapped her husband in the head…I mean, duh!! 😀
That would have been punishing the guy a second time, after eating most of the floury stuff 😛 No clue as to why the picture has a bluish tinge.
Vasudha Rao said:
I think ,we all make such blunders ! I had a great time laughing !
It IS funny! 😀
A better picture would have been of me tasting the first bite. The expression was a mixture of surprise, apprehension of what was yet to come and something like what i used to have when mom gave me meds as a kid. However I did finish 75% of what was on my plate and then the wife took pity on me and gave me her cornflakes. Well she did not tap me on the head for two reasons
1. I had enough punishment
2. It gave her a very good anecdote to tell her relatives.
Uh-ho. Now look what you have done, given yourself away, Vivek! 😀 Really, 75% IS lots. This is going to be a story many times retold in your circles, I bet 😉
If you could make that face again and send me the picture, I will update the post 😉
Found In Folsom said:
Yeah, I do sympathize with him 😛
Brilliant! This was so funny – it must have been horrible to eat
It was rather unpleasant when I tried it. Poor chap. 😛