Each actor lends her own flavour and Sridevi with her natural talent has raised the bar for many a follower. I was fortunate indeed to see many of her earlier movies – Moondru Mudichu, 16 Vayathinile, Varumayin Niram Sigappu, Sigappu Rojakkal, Moondram Pirai – great story telling accentuated by excellent performance. It is a treat to see her on celluloid – her natural spontaneity, vulnerability and great screen presence, lights up the screen.
How then can I miss “English Vinglish” her comeback vehicle? The years off the screen seems to have only honed her supreme talent. She carries the film effortlessly, and her portrayal of the quintessential Indian homemaker – deep-rooted in values, dignified in actions – holding the family together, is a joy to behold. This feel good movie is a must watch .
Holidays are happy, lazy, round-the-table conversation times when the family gets together for lunch. On these days a must on the menu, particularly for my husband, who loves potatoes in any form,is stir fried potatoes /urulan kizhanga mezhukkuperatti.
Urulankizhangu Mezhukkuperatti – Stir Fried Potatoes
- 500 gm Potato or 4 cups cubed Potato
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp Chilly powder
- 3 Stalks Curry leaves
- 3 Tbsp Oil
- Salt To taste
Wash potatoes, peel and cut in cubes.
Pressure cook cut potatoes in 1 cup of water. Off the stove at the first whistle. Allow the cooker to cool down. Drain water.
Transfer cooked potatoes into a mixing bowl, rub turmeric and chilly powder and salt on.it. Set aside for ten minutes. Sprinkle curry leaves over the potatoes.
- Heat oil in a thick bottomed kadai and roast the potato pieces in low to medium heat, taking care to stir occasionally for about 30 minutes, till they turn golden brown and crisp on the outside.
- Serve hot with rice or chappatis.