Late lunch... early afternoon nap

@arunima25 (59925)
Bangalore, India
June 11, 2021 6:23am CST
Good afternoon from this side of the planet. It's 4:30 PM as I write this post and I just got up from my afternoon nap. Infact I am still in bed after a good nap of 45 minutes. It was a late lunch for us today. I had my simple meal of chapati, potatoes and cauliflower curry, jeera basmati rice, curd and sliced cucumber and onions. The basmati rice with ghee made it extra yummy. My husband made this special signature dish of chicken as you see in picture. It's a special dish that he learnt from his mother and he has special childhood memories associated with it. It's called murg mussalman ( whole chicken with stuffing). Murg or murga is a local dialect for chicken. Though I learnt a lot of nonveg cooking from my mom( who is a strict vegetarian but cooked for others)and mom in law after my marriage, I refused to cook this dish. I make a variety of non veg recipes for my family and friends and I am actually quite popular for it. But putting my hands inside this whole bird for stuffing was something I could never feel comfortable with. So husband continues to make it. We need very small and tender bird for the dish. As soon as husband saw this perfect size and weight fowl on his favourite nonveg delivery app last night, he had a craving for the dish, he ordered for it. And it was delivered at 6:30 in the morning. It gave him enough time to clean and marinate it. He even made few changes in his work schedule to accommodate the cooking time for this dish. It's an elaborate cooking and it was ready only by 2:30. My daughters enjoyed it and " It's heaven" were the words that my elder one said as she digged in. You can see he added boiled eggs too to the gravy. But I didn't want those eggs to touch the bird. And so, I took it in my plate as soon as they were fried and not yet in gravy. Anyway, it took me quite some time to clean the stove,oven and dishes after lunch. I wanted no smell to linger on. I was tired and went for early nap today Here I am and now I can stay for some time in cyberspace. No more chores till late night. Enough leftovers for dinner..I will just iron two loads while watching TV in late night. Yay!! It's Friday Have a good time in your mylot corner
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@msdivkar (22951)
• India
11 Jun
The chicken dish your husband prepared looks great and mouth watering. My favourite dish for whole chicken is grilled in oven after marinating with garam masala in pure ghee. I used to do it quite often when alone in Nigeria. I also had a nice nap after late lunch. I was attending the shop up to 2 o clock. We are allowed to be open up to 3. We had nice fried mullet with fish curry rice for lunch.
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jun
I can't stand the view of whole bird. It's supposed to be very delicious. I could see that happiness on their face. You dish sounds simple, easy and healthy. I should suggest that to my husband. Lunch sounds good there. I can have fish occasionally. I liked the one that my mom in law made.
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@msdivkar (22951)
• India
12 Jun
@arunima25 Thank you.
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@Starkinds (32780)
• India
11 Jun
Looking so delicious and you are lucky that you are learning every process of cooking before or after marriage
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jun
I can't stand the view of the whole bird. Can't helpI enjoy cooking and keep learning new dishes. But yes, I need some break in between
@prashu228 (27550)
• India
11 Jun
Looking good, I never have this whole bird stuff and all for the same reason I feel uncomfortable when I see the whole bird body on plate.... can't help
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jun
I have been a vegetarian and you can imagine well my condition. I didn't want my eggs also to touch that bird.
• India
11 Jun
What's the stuffing in it? Thats looks yummy.
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jun
It's well cooked spices with curd and cashew paste. He baked it in oven before putting it in curry. If I am not wrong, some beaten eggs are also added to that spices. I can't stand the view of its cooking. I cook Biryan, kebabs and all varieties there but this whole bird on plate freaks me
@Rashnag (15057)
• Thane, India
11 Jun
Good to know. Have a good day. Hope you all are doing good
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@ankurdini (421)
12 Jun
Looking yummy chicken which made by ur husband, its my favorite non veg. Food....but your posted so long matter hahaha but it's good that's you share these things
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
He is an excellent cook. You would definitely like his preparation. I am the types who don't go for two liners postWe all have our own style here.
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12 Jun
@arunima25 yea ma'am , enjoy husband made food
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
@ankurdini I am a vegetarian. So I can't enjoy this. He does make nice veg recipes too but mostly he makes chicken recipes. It's for his daughters
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@just4him (245388)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jun
The chicken looks good. I'm glad your children enjoyed it.
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
They relished. Seems that it was super yummy
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@just4him (245388)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jun
@arunima25 I'm glad it was.
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
15 Jun
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@m_audrey6788 (44705)
• Germany
11 Jun
Your meal looks so delicious
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jun
I can't stand that view of whole bird. They enjoyed it.
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• Germany
16 Jun
@arunima25 Oh I understand
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
1h
• Kenya
11 Jun
Just salivating here!
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
It's tempting one if you are chicken lover.
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• Kenya
12 Jun
@arunima25 very true!!!
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@TheHorse (131434)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Jun
Is curry involved?
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
19 Jun
Yes it is there.
• Philippines
15 Jun
I think i had a bit similar to a dish like but it was more cow than chicken.
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
19 Jun
Oh! That would be even bigger chunk there
@DianneN (229175)
• United States
15 Jun
That chicken dish sounds delicious to me. So he cooks at times and you clean! Perfect marriage. I’ve been cooking more vegetarian dishes for my son and his girlfriend. Eating them, too! So delicious.
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
19 Jun
When he cooks, he cleans too. But that was a working day for him and he had meetings to attend soon after lunch. We do pitch in for each other... That's what marriage is aboutAnd I don't trust anyone's cleaning it as perfect as I do Good that you are enjoying cooking and trying vegetarian dishes.
• Philippines
12 Jun
That looks really good!!!
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
Thank you. It was actually very yummy. They enjoyed it.
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• India
12 Jun
that look delicious. so its the whole chicken stuffed ....it looking like turkey
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
Yes, whole chicken. And I can not stand this big chunk...freaks me out.
@allknowing (92664)
• India
12 Jun
I see three eggs. Are you just 3
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
My eggs had to be away from that big Whole bird. It looked creepy
@RebeccasFarm (33294)
• United States
12 Jun
What a lovely treat there. I would love it I am sure. Made with care.
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
Oh! It was an elaborate cooking one and he did it. He has all the patience with his chicken dishesAnd then I had a lot to clean after that. He rushed to his office call after lunch I am sure you would have loved it. He is a wonderful cook.
@allen0187 (49611)
• Philippines
11 Jun
Looks great.
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
I can't stand the view of whole bird. Yes, my daughters loved it.
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@Nevena83 (64105)
• Serbia
11 Jun
I have to iron too, but I think I'll put it off until tomorrow.
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
I also let it slip for today. I will do it in late afternoon.
@Sojourn (11183)
• India
11 Jun
I don't like eggs with chicken as it becomes too heavy to digest. But otherwise, this is a renowned dish and looks like he nailed it.
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
Actually it should be heavy. But they had it and enjoyed it. They had a late dinner yesterday. He is a wonderful chef when it comes to his favourite dishes. And surprisingly he gets patience too
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• United States
11 Jun
I'm not fond of stuffing a chicken or a turkey either. I'm sure your family enjoyed the meal but I would have been tired too cleaning up after it
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@arunima25 (59925)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
I am a vegetarian and I can't stand the view of the whole chicken or any such huge chunk of meat. They enjoyed it. And sure I had a lot of cleaning to do after lunch. He had office call after that.