I went to the Farmers’ Market with my friends Divya and Chinmay, who’ve just arrived in St.Louis, with their son, Siddhartha. I love mushrooms, and I saw a nice lot of it there. But AM had told me they are not everyone else’s favourite, so…since I love my daughter, I came home without buying them
The next day, she came home from grocery shopping, and lo and behold, a box of mushrooms were in her hand…”These are for you, Amma, because you love them!” she said. I love mushrooms dearly, but I love my daughter even more….
So here are the mushrooms, getting sliced for the khumbh-matar that I made…
Here’s the matar part of the khumbh-matar:
Onion, tomato and ginger ground together and sauteed made the base for the dish.
The mushrooms and the peas were simmered together in this base, and it was a delicious dish…which passed into history almost immediately…the surprise fan being 2-year-old Siddhartha, who polished the last of it off while we were walking back from visiting the Zoo!