Today is Karthigai Deepam. All I have known since childhood is we eat awesome pori urundai today and light Deepams. But my in-laws follow slightly a different tradition. They eat Poori during karthigai.
Since last month I see a hyper 30 year old running around the house screaming ‘I love poori..I love poori’ . He started giving me hints like ‘Poori is the highlight of Karthigai.”Poori is his family tradition for karthigai since 1547 B.C.’ and things like that.
I am not a poori person. No Not because its oily n all. I can eat a dozen and a half vadais even before you could say czechoslovakia. For some reason I don’t like. My mom always makes chappathi for me if its a poori day.So naturally I forgot about the great family tradition since 1547 BC and decided that the menu for today would be Idli in the morning, upma for lunch, full meal feast with vadai ,pori urundai and payasam for dinner.
Upon hearing the menu last night I could clearly see that the boy was heartbroken. So we changed the menu and decided idli for morning and poori for lunch. Today morning my mother was making poori and I started my work on side dish. Idli was ready.
He wakes up , comes straightin to kitchen ” You said you can’t make poori on a working day”.
No, that’s OK. YOU asked no! That’s why eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (I hope he buys me that One plus phone next month)
“Oh ok. Morning enna”
“You know I can eat poori for morning”
“OH..Seri. So idli for lunch ah? Will that be filling?”
“No. Poori for lunch too. hehehe.. Only if you have enough pooris ok!”
🙄 🙄 “OK”
Puffy Pooris packed 😀 Breakfast AND Lunch!
Some Poori Facts:-
I started eating Poori as a full meal only after my marriage.Before, it was always chappathi for me while others ate Poori.
The word Poori always reminds me of that sundrop ad where a giant Poori comes rolling down.
The only food item in this world upon hearing its name that makes me feel ‘full’ instead of ‘crazily hungry’ is “Pooooori”. Congratulations Poori.
Enjoy your day with Pori/Poori 😀
Coming up next: Dosai vagai vagai