I defy the readers of planet GNOME.

I defy you all! I will now post what I had for dinner last night! That’s right, this post is GNOME free! Technology free! Worst of all, it is MEAT FREE so bite me, carnivores! And to all who are offended by this picture, I say to you, your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries.

Potato patties with garbanzos and yoghurt.

27 thoughts on “I defy the readers of planet GNOME.”

  1. The lighting and white balance of this photo is below the standards of quality expected of a Planet Gnome post. Bad sri, no cookie.

  2. Excellent – I agree with your sentiments entirely, and… it looks delicious! Any chance of the recipe? (it looks like chick peas, tomato, coriander and naan).

  3. Defiance is meaningless: you still mentioned GNOME & technology & freeness.

    (This oversight will, of course, be forgiven if you post the recipe as well without reference to the terms used above…)

  4. Heh, nice reductio ad absurdum analogy and monty python reference in the same post to make a point 😉

  5. That looks delicious; can you parse the ingredients for us? 🙂

    Garbanzos? Cilantro? Deep-fried potato patty?


  6. The recipe isn’t actually too hard.

    potato patties. I’m not very good with measurements as I rarely ever measure, just eyeball everything.


    * 4 medium potatoes boiled and mash.
    * 1/4 cup peas
    * 1 TB of ginger chopped fine
    * 1 teaspoon chilli powder (or to taste if you want it spicier)
    * 1 teaspoon green chillis coarsely chopped
    * 1/4C of flour

    * Combine everything above except the flour in a bowl
    * make patties about 1/2 – 1 inch thickness.
    * dust with flour on each side and set aside.
    * Heat pan (usually cast iron is pretty good) to medium high heat
    * add enough vegetable oil to pan to cover the surface with oil
    * fry the patties so that they are browned on both sides

    That should finish off the patties. From here you have really two avenues. One is the quick method, the other is the long drawn out method. I’ll put the quick method for now and give you the chole recipe a bit later.

    Quick method:

    1/2 C onions finelly chopped
    1/3 C coriander finally chopped.
    1/3C yoghurt
    package of chaat masala
    1 jar of apple butter

    This is just as yummy as what i posted. Place a patty on plate, top with onions then a dab of apple butter, a spoonful of yoghurt, sprinkle with chaat masala and then finally the coriander on top. Enjoy!

    The jar of apple butter might seem out of place, but it’s a trick. Generally, the recipe calls for “Imili chutney” which is a preparation of dates, tamarind and chilli powder. (which you can find on the internet) But this gets the same taste without making it.

    I’d be interested in any variations people might have come up with.

  7. That is disgusting! Could you at least fry up a dead animal and layer it on top? I shall one day post a truly carnivorous display to turn your weak vegetarian guts inside out…. wait for it sri, just wait

  8. Just try it, buddy, I have a rotted rutabagas aimed at you! You WILL feel the impact of fully rotted rutabagas, you carnivorous bottom feeder!


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