Success In Re-creating Recipes

This past weekend I had the opportunity to make two recipes my Mom taught me over the last few months. The first recipe was Upma, which is a breakfast dish. It turned out well and tasted just like how my Mom makes it. Dad said he liked it as well, so I will take it as a win.

This is from the first time we made it.
This is from the first time we made it.

The second recipe was Dhaal which was one of the first recipes that I learned but never made. Mom is always a little hesitant when I say I am going to make a dish. Even more surprising is she let me make it when we had guests coming over. That’s a lot of pressure to make Dhaal for the first time and make it for guests.


In the end though it turned out great! Of course Mom was looking over my shoulder to make sure it came out okay, we after all had guests coming over. After cooking the Dhaal we also made Cauliflower and Potato. Here is another easy tasty dish to make, hope you enjoy.

~Till Next Time


Cauliflower and Potato

1 head of cauliflower, chopped

1 large potato, chopped

1 medium onion, sliced

½ teaspoon cumin seeds

½ teaspoon mustard seeds

1 large tomato, sliced

½ teaspoon turmeric

1 inch of ginger, grated

¾ tablespoon garam masala

Add salt and chili powder to taste

½ cup coriander leaves, chopped

In a large pot add oil, cauliflower, potato, onion, mustard and cumin seeds, tomato, turmeric, ginger, salt and chili powder. Also add a half-cup of water to help cook the cauliflower and potato. You may need to add more water but keep an eye on it. Towards the end add coriander leaves and garam masala.