experiments of a hungry man

The transition for my stomach from Indian food to German food has proved to be slightly more daunting than the earlier one from British to German food. But there are occasionally still some silver linings.

The other day, I heated this readymade Kartoffel Gemuse Suppen ohne Fleiche (potato and vegetable soup without flesh) and when it was boiling, added some rice to it. Then in a sudden flash of inspiration, added 2 teaspoons of Amma’s vangibath powder, and mixed everything thoroughly, and let it simmer a bit.

After everything cooled down, I had a look and thought hey, this looks a bit like bisibelebath.

And after I tasted it, I am not exaggerating, the result tasted EXACTLY like bisibelebath! I was really stunned. I bet nobody believes me 😀 …but this experiment, unlike most others, is actually reproducible! (I remember all the ingredients, their ratio and quantity).

4 Responses to “experiments of a hungry man”

  1. Raghavendra Says:

    Hello Sanjay!
    It is very interesting how you rediscovered bisibelebath! I too would like to try it out. But should I add bisibelebath powder or vangibath powder????
    very nice effort to maintain this weblog. Keep it up.
    Regards.
    Raghavendra.

  2. msanjay Says:

    heh heh – bisibelebath powder might provide an interesting variation!

  3. bellur ramakrishna Says:

    sanjay, i remembered what u told me the other evening at malleswaram railway station. after reading ur ADIGE ANUBHAVA, i think u can be featured on ETV SAVIRUCHI! maybe all those guys(vegetarians) abroad can get tips on how to cook from whatever is availble!
    btw, moral of the story i infer from ur experience:
    Necessity is the Mother of Invention, Play is the Father.

  4. Shruthi Says:

    Heh heh – this one was very funny!
    And Bellur Ramakrishna — “play is the father” — absolutely true! 🙂

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