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Mummy Ka Khaana: 5 delicious recipes

Last updated on: May 04, 2016 22:20 IST

This Mother's Day, strengthen the bond of love with your mother over delicious delicacies.

Nothing beats a home-cooked meal.... And when when it's prepared by your mother, it's simply YUMMY.

Ahead of Mother's Day, Mini Ribeiro spoke to a few celebrities who were more than happy to share their mother's recipes with us.

Read on to find out what's so special about these dishes.


Burmese Khow Suey

Recipe by Anita Kochhar, mother of actor-television presenter Samir Kochhar

Anita Kochhar, mother of actor-television presenter Samir Kochhar

Burmese Khow Suey is a soup-cum-meal made with egg noodles, curried chicken and coconut milk.

Samir Kochhar, whose mother makes this lip-smacking dish, says, "My mother's a gifted cook. She would always make me a quick meal at the drop of a hat, be it continental, Chinese or Oriental. Burmese Khow Suey has to be on top of the list.

"She gives it her own twist.

"The chicken gravy is made in a very unique way that includes her inimitable quirks. The end result is just wow. I really miss her cooking in Mumbai."

The dish might involve too much of effort -- right from preparing the noodles and curry to garnishing -- but it's definitely worth it!

Photograph: CM Banerjee/Wordpress

Ingredients

For the soup

For accompaniments

Method


Punjabi Kadhi Pakora

Recipe by Surinder Kaur, mother of Master Chef Ranveer Brar

Surinder Kaur, mother of Master Chef Ranveer Brar

Though Ranveer Brar is a chef extraordinaire, his mom's food is still the best.

"I hated Mathematics as a child and would fret whenever I had to give an exam in that subject. So every time I came home after a maths test or tuition, my mother would keep her kadhi ready for me. It was a reminder that all can be solved with but one whiff. And it truly would," says Ranveer.

In comparison to other kadhi recipes, the Brar kadhi has an irresistible texture that lives up to the expectation of a true-blue Punjabi kadhi

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Seema/India Food Network

Ingredients

For tempering

For pakoras

Method

For kadhi

 For pakoras

To assemble


Baked Baingan

Recipe by Uma Tripathi, mother of author Amish Tripathi

author Amish Tripathi

Baked Baingan is an Indian recipe served as a side dish.

"My mother used to make this delectable dish with baingan (brinjal) and white sauce. Back then, it seemed exotic to us and tasted delicious.

"I don't know what she put into it, but it was amazing. If someone else tried making the same dish, it does not taste the same.

"I still love it and once in a while, when my mother steps into the kitchen, I urge her to make this.

"In fact this is the only baingan preparation I enjoy," says Amish.

Photograph: Lablascovegmenu/Creative Commons

Ingredients

Method


Prawn Balchao Pickle

Recipe by Greta Rodricks, mother of fashion designer Wendell Rodricks

Photograph: Francois Matthys

A traditional Goan dish, Prawns Balchao Pickle is a hot and spicy mix.

It adds flavour to any meal -- from a humble dal and rice to an elaborate buffet.

The pickle can be easily stored in a refrigerator for a long time.

 

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Archana/India Food Network

Ingredients

For masala

Method


Lamb Chops

Recipe by Jyoti Bhathena, mother of actor Vivan Bhatena

actor Vivan Bathena

Quick and easy to cook, lamb chops have juicy, tender meat which is best served when slightly pink.

It's a perfect meal for family to bond over at the dinner table.

"My mother is an excellent cook and, since childhood, my friends and family have flocked to our home for a taste of her homemade food. My personal favourite are her fried lamb chops.

"This green masala lamb delicacy was my father's favourite too. The two of us always bonded over this dish.

"I remember playfully fighting over the last lamb chop with my dad. But mom, being the mom that she is, always saved an extra piece for me," says actor Vivaan Bhatena.

Photograph: Charles Haynes/Creative Commons

Ingredients

Method

*Images used for representational purposes only.

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Share your mother's best preparations to getahead@rediff.co.in along with your NAME, AGE and the place where you LIVE. 

We'll publish the most interesting ones on Rediff.com and India Abroad.

Do include a few lines about why you love your mother's cooking and what makes it so special. 
 
Remember to mention your mother's name. And don't forget to send a photograph of yourself with your mother. We'll publish it along with the recipe.
Mini Ribeiro