As my first entry, I decied to make the gorgeous Tendlya Talasani from Meera's lovely blog, a fun recipe where you spank the poor Tendli and garlic into submission to one of the simplest but yummiest side dishes I have had in a long time.
Other than mess up everything around, including my laptop which I had planted in the kitchen so as to not miss any step, I followed Meera's recipe to the T, including adding salt only after the Tendlis had finish cooking.
But spice lovers like me will barely be able to let it finish cooking as the tantalizing aroma of chilli and garlic frying together is pure torture! It's no surprise therefore that my finished dish does not look half as good as Meera's, but this did not stop me from enjoying it to the last bit over two dal chawal meals.
My favourite bits were the chilli coated garlic pieces, a perfect complement to the crunchy Tendli. This was my first time making a Konkani dish, and I am completely hooked!