I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th – 14th December 2013.
Day 2 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words prompt-- FOOD
What a scrumptious prompt! Imagine having a mouthwatering post and not able to concentrate on the given topic. A real diabolical situation I must say. When we were kids food was just something we grabbed to fuel the lost energy indulged in innumerable activities like prancing around, studying and doing sports. I remember how I used to gorge whatever came my way without bothering how it tasted as long as it satiated my hunger.
As we grow, the focus on food becomes an important part of our life, especially in teens. What we eat, and what quantity, everything matters.
My journey with food had been like a merry-go-round. I was born a pure non-vegetarian with the staple diet of seafood and rice. My humble Goan fare of xitt kodi!
Destiny took a U-turn when I married a pure vegan who couldn't consume even a piece of cake nor could his family tolerate garlic or onion. Here comes my journey with food. I was a free spirit and a born tomboy who even hated to set foot in the kitchen at my mom’s place who had to become a docile south Indian daughter-in-law! :D
In the earlier days of our marriage my masterchef was my husband. He taught me how to prepare most of the south Indian dishes like sambhar, rasam, pulihora(lemon rice),babutlu(stuffed chapattis with chickpea filling) and the regular Telugu Brahmin dishes. It was very tough as I never liked cooking.
But marriage is a great teacher I must say. So, one by one I mastered all the dishes and now the situation is such that my elder brother-in-law (hubby’s elder brother) praises the food that I prepare, in-front of his wife who has been cooking for him for the last 37 years :D He loves to rouse her goatee :P
Inspite of all the changes in my food habits, I still cannot resist my humble Goan food. Every year I make a trip to Goa and my mom is kept busy in the kitchen cooking up all my favorite dishes :D
I have a sweet tooth and cannot resist sweets at any cost. You can imagine what my luggage will consists of when I come down from Goa.:D These are a few of my favourite Goan sweets.
Bol..prepared with ripe bananas and coconut jaggery.
But nothing can beat my all time favourite dish which is specially prepared during Nagpanchami in Goa.A simple dish made with rice flour, coconut and jaggery and steamed in a turmeric leaf.
It has been an awesome journey shuttling across different states in India. Coming from defence background has its own advantages especially when it comes to food. I enjoy most of the Punjabi dishes too from chole batura to sarson ka saag. Bengali mishi dhoi, rassogulla and sandesh on the favourite list.
There is no stopping me when I discuss sweets..so here I stop ending my journey on Food! :D