It was the husband’s 30th birthday. A nice big meal was in order. With the help of my friends, I managed to put up balloons and Happy Birthday on the mirror. The husband’s child like glee on seeing this when he came home felt nice. Did not realise that a simple decoration such as this could bring so much joy. I guess everyone likes to feel special, especially on their birthday.
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY
I don’t know how to blow balloons. Instructions from Shobha on how to blow did not help. It was thanks to Mohit that six balloons went up!
The husband does not like chocolate. Unbelievable, right? I made him a Cinnamon Crumble Cake.
The layer inside
I made a quick chicken starter using the same recipe that I had posted earlier – Fish in a Sweet Chilli Sauce
. I used boneless pieces of chicken thigh instead of chicken breast. The chicken was soft and juicy and was gone in no time.
Chicken in sweet chilli sauce
The spread included alu phulkopir dalna, chicken curry (bengali style – with potatoes), dhania chicken, fish curry tamil style, and a mild bhetki paturi made in the microwawe (recipe from Manidipa). My mother made payesh, which is an absolute must for all birthday celebrations. She also made the alu phulkopir dalna which is my favourite among bengali vegetarian preparations. All the pics below were clicked by Shobha while I was warming the food.
Alu Phulkopir Dalna
Steamed Bhetki Paturi
Raita with peanuts
Amma's fish curry