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Bashi Musamma


In the heart of Haa Dhaalu Finey, nestled within the walls of Reysham House, resides a culinary gem. Mausooma Haaroon, at the age of 42, opens the doors to her heritage, sharing a treasured recipe that has painted smiles on generations – Bashi Musamma, a delightful brinjal curry that embodies the essence of Finey’s culinary tradition.

Ingredients: A Symphony of Flavors

  • White brinjal
  • Ground spices
  • Onion
  • Chili
  • Curry leaves
  • Smoked fish
  • Additional spices
  • Coconut oil

Crafting Bashi Musamma: A Journey through Taste

The preparation of Bashi Musamma unfolds like a well-preserved tale, with every ingredient playing a vital role in the symphony of flavors. Mausooma Haaroon guides us through the culinary ritual.

Begin by cutting and mixing the white brinjal, ground spices, onion, chili, curry leaves, smoked fish, and a touch of additional spices. This mixture becomes the heart and soul of the dish, ready to infuse the brinjal with its magic.

In a separate pan, the stage is set for the golden transformation of onion, chili, and curry leaves. With a symphony of sizzling aromas, these elements dance to a golden-brown tune, awaiting the arrival of the main character – thick coconut milk.

A Coconut Symphony: Creaminess Unleashed

Two large coconuts come into the spotlight, their flesh grated to reveal the nectar within – thick coconut milk. As the onion mixture reaches its crescendo, the thick coconut milk joins the stage, lending a richness that only coconut can.

The fish-infused mixture, crafted earlier, finds its place on slices of brinjal. Each slice is carefully rolled, ensuring an even distribution of flavors, a harmonious marriage between the brinjal and the fish mixture.

Curry Unveiled: Bashi Musamma

The pot welcomes the rolled brinjal slices, ready to embrace the luscious cascade of coconut milk and the aromatic onion mixture. The magic begins as the heat intertwines the ingredients, birthing Bashi Musamma – a curry that is not just a dish but a reflection of Finey’s soul.

A Taste of History: A Legacy Preserved

Mausooma Haaroon’s Bashi Musamma is more than a recipe; it’s a bridge between generations, a testament to Finey’s culinary heritage. With each bite, history is relived, tradition cherished, and culture celebrated.

As you savor Bashi Musamma, let the flavors transport you to the heart of Haa Dhaalu Finey, where the past and the present converge in a symphony of taste. Experience the brinjal’s tenderness, the spices’ embrace, and the creaminess of coconut milk – all woven together in the delightful embrace of Bashi Musamma.

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