This lady arranged a party for the 6th birthday of her daughter. An evening with dinner for 30 odd peeps. She had a cook who made the food at home.
But this story is about the dessert.
This chap, lets call him Moustache, is a foodie and an aspiring chef. Aspiring is rather a dull word to describe him. His enthu is so damn high that even if the final product is a bit unees bees (here or there), we keep a straight face and say nice.
Once he brought Biryani for 10 people. The rice was quite raw – uncooked. 9 eat quietly. I gave a gentle feedback but no, he wont take it.
Then one day he brought a dish proudly labeling it as ‘dalcha. I searched up and down but didn’t find a single ‘dal in it.
Moustache advices Mom – why spend money in buying dessert. I will make one for you.
They go shopping and brought all the ingredients. Then he literally took over kitchen even asking the owner lady to leave.
He soon had small balls in place – no bigger than a marble and kadai was getting the oil hot. The lady returns later to get the shock of her life. The kadai has balls as big as footballs.
What’s that, she asks wide eyed …all the while thinking will it even come out of the kadai.
Don’t worry, they will become normal size, he replies.
Well, he did succeed in beating them to smaller size. He then places them in ‘Ras and the lady is now to taste it.
How come its so salty, she asks.
He tastes it too and says very straight faced, Don’t worry, once it is chilled it will not be salty.
So this ‘things is chilled in the freezer..
Now change scene….
Boss of Moustache and lady, lets call her Ridhi loves Ras Mallai. When she saw this dish being taken out of the freezer, she rushed there with a bowl in hand, and fills it to the brim, makes herself comfortable in a corner to enjoy the delicacy. At least 2 pair of eyes tracing her every movement. She takes her first bite, and another. More eyes on her by now. Hence under obligation, she ate the whole bowl.
Observing this the host lady felt relieved and ran into the kitchen to taste it herself.
How could you eat the salty ‘Ras Malai, she asks Ridhi.
Na its salty na I thought its me, says Riddhi
Actually Ridhi had just recovered for a long bout of viral fever and blamed the taste change on this. For sake of keeping up appearances, she ate the whole bowl without any fuss.
By the way, Moustache still doesn’t agree it was salty. He says, uper sey thoda salt gira hoga…..