June 8, 2008

YRTML: Aloo Posto

A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty. Since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty, that he can realize his potentialities.

- Charles de Gaulle

Let me share a small story with u all...

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared and he watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.

Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it could go no further. So, the man decided to help the butterfly. So, he snipped off the remaining bit of cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily.

But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man expected that the wings would enlarge and expand to support the body, which would contract in time, but neither happened. Instead the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never flew.

What the man, in his kindness and haste, didn't understand was that the restricting cocoon was God's way of forcing fluid from the butterfly's body into its wings so that it would fly once free from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need. If God allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong and could never fly!! Isn't it..

...now coming to the recipe...You all know that Dee has sent me Koora podi as a part of Arusuvai goodies and I had this recipe from Nupur's blog bookmarked for a while now!.. I thought this is the best time to entertain myself.. with some Aloo Posto...;)

Variations: I just added a tbsp of tomato puree and Dee's Koora podi!

Off this goes to Zlamushka's Tried & Tasted event, this month featuring Nupur's One HotStove!

Have a great Sunday ahead folks!



  1. Siri, that story struck a nerve. It is something I want right now. Oh and the Aloo Posto looks terrific.

  2. touching story, Siri! good use of koora podi. aloo posto looks mouthwatering.

  3. I remember Nupur's aloo posto.:)

    That looks good!

  4. Inspiring story...sometimes we forget about how much is being taken care of for us. This blog hopping is hungry work. The aloo posto looks yum!

  5. nice story and lovely aloo posto

  6. what a lovely story!..and of course the aloo posto looks yum!

  7. what a lovely story, Siri. It really puts your "difficulties" in a different perspective. Thanks, I needed that.
    And your aloo posto looks gorgeous!

  8. Yeah, I could have done without those "Difficulties" called my "in laws" but hey, what can you do? Come as a package deal! Hahaha!
    Great story, we do learn from that, it makes us humble and to empathize with others!:)
    Love Aloo Posto, made it from Sandeepa's blog, yummy!:))

  9. Thanks for trying the aloo posto recipe, Siri. It was the first Bengali dish I ever made, inspired by a friend. The addition of the tomato puree and the aromatic koora podi is such a nice touch.

  10. this looks delicious,,,me made from book..liked lot..with addition of tomatopuree,..must hve tasted good..

  11. nice touchy story and aloo posto looks delicious .I am sure with the addition of new ingredients ,it taste evn more good .
    hugs and smiles

  12. Very nice story Siri. Where do you come up with these wonderful stories?

    Very good entry for the event too. I also loved Dee's koora podi and am trying to use it in different ways.

  13. Hi Siri, I have something for you on my blog. Check it out here:


    Hope you like it dear!

  14. Siri , I am really really glad that u liked the koora podi, Interesting that u used it in alu posto , I am done with my koora podi , I need to make it again ! I will give this a try when I make it again!

  15. That was a wonderful story, Siri. One that I can really identify with. The recipe looks great, too! I'm really excited that I won open sesame!! Thanks! :)

  16. amazing Story, Siri. Thanks a lot for participating, your dish loooks so nice and warming for lonely evenings :-)


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