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Day 11 – Unhappy stomach

Since midnight my stomach is doing kada muda. I feel so tired and could not eat much. I took off for sometime , tried to sleep but couldn’t. All I ate this whole day was

Thiruvadhirai Kali one cup


2 biscuits

Paruppu podi , rasam and curd rice for lunch

Omam kashayam


With pongal very close I wish my stomach to get well soon.


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Day 5 – of Jodi no. 1 during travel

These are my most favourite Jodi s during travel . They all take no. 1 position.

Idli smeared generously with idli podi and sesame extra plain idli to balance the spice level.

Soft dosai smeared generously with idli podi and sesame oil

Soggy not crisp yes soggy pooris with aloo masala placed strategically between two pooris

Soft chappathi with spicy tangy thick tomato chutney

Vaai la pota vazhukara# curd rice tempered generously with mustard seeds and urad Dal ,with a spoonful of mango thokku on top of it. By the time you eat the essence of thokku will be all over that curd rice and gulp * gets carried away*

#put it in your mouth and it just slides into your tummy before you know it

* Returns after 5 minutes*

Puliodharai with fryums and curd

Idli with coconut thogaiyal with a small piece of banana leaf separating the Jodi

Food and myself

* Extra points if the food is packed in banana leaf. It is an art I Tell you! An Art!!

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Day 3 – thoppai sundari

I am a futuristic person. I always make sure that I save enough for future. What if there is an emergency! If my requirement is 1800kcal I eat 2800kcal just in case if I don’t find food tomorrow.

Result is a well advanced tummy obviously (pun intended). They say no, ‘yanai varum pinne mani yosai varum munne’ .I shouldbe SS varum pinne aval thoppai varum munne.

But for mother and grandparents you are always a size -1 figure. Every time they see you they say that you are malnourished .

I eat more than required. But still there is often a fight with my mom.

You are a working woman,eat well.

Vayatha patni podatha 🙄

Naleku vela seyya mudiyathu. Enna sapadra ni.

Believe me in the last six months alone 2 ppl have congratulated me for my pregnancy, 3 ppl asked if it’s a boy or girl, 1 congratulated volt for a baby brother 🙄 and one ola can driver advised me not to travel by bus in this condition .

But my mom has answers for everything. Every time I complain she has an answer.

Amma I have a big thoppai.

Chey it’s nothing.

Ma I have big tummy

It’s been there since your birth. It’s called baby thoppai

Mom I have big thoppai

You just had a baby 30 months ago. It’s baby thoppai

Ma..Don’t overfeed me I have big thoppai.

Shut up. A growing child needs good food.

(Remembering all those embarrassing congratulatory questions) ammmmmmaa you too.

Thoo. I meant you. You are my growing child.. forever.

Mmkm. Only sideways!

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Day 1 – 2017

Vanakkam Vandanam!

2016 is over. I still think that between 1996 and 2016 there were only 10 years! (Young at heart ! young at heart!). 2017 it is!

2016 saw lot of emotions. Lot of tough moments.

First half was relatively very bad. I believe in the power of God as well as Nature. 2016 showed me multiple times how powerful these two forces are when you have faith in it!

One time I sat in a temple not knowing what to ask. I was so exhausted mentally that I did not know how to ask help. A 2 year old child who was playing nearby suddenly came to me and hugged me tight. Both me and the child’s father were surprised for one whole minute. Then I too hugged her tight.

I was sitting when this kid came to me, I was at her eye level. She has never seen me .Still she hugged ..for two minutes. The relief I felt after that cannot be expressed. I felt hopeful.

Food wise – a good year . I ate a lot..a loootttt. Separate post on that.

Work was OK.

Overall 2016 was a year where I felt as if I was on a roller coaster ride. At many times the whole world seemed to be a Maya but there were some Bingo moments too.

Wish you all a happy and healthy 2017 !

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Pizzavum Pastavum

2015 was all about food. OK. 2012,1=2013,2014,2015 were all about food. 2016 is going to be about food.. but balanced food. If I eat DeathByChocolate a day I will eat good amount of fruits and veggies too the same week- is my motto ( 🙄 😆 )I want to be leeeeetle health conscious this year. That I why I decided to eat Pizza on Jan 1st!!

Homemade Pizza… 😀

When it comes to trying new food I have a good quota of beginner’s luck because in my cooking history no dish has come out as tasty as it came out first time. B knows this well. He never says lets make this dish again. But pizza..we both were little skeptical even for the first time.We didnot have high hopes.

One of my friend had come home and together we started. We followed this recipe and actually it was not that difficult. The sauce that she has mentioned I have prepared many times at home for pasta so my only challenge was getting the bread right.It came out really well that even my mom appreciated 😀

We also made coriander+walnut pesto pasta without any cheese and it was yum too. A very satisfactory attempt.

When we sat down to eat, volt very badly wanted to feed me. I think she is really angry with the way I feed her food. Because everytime she put the stainless steel fork in my mouth, it was this close to piercing my upper jaw and reaching my irreplaceable brain.After 3 spoons/forks I could not take the risk, so I gave her a spoon instead. And this rowdy with a smirk on her face kept feeding me empty spoons!! Me being me started eating with my hand and emptied the plate in no time huhaha

Some pictures 😀





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Poori Boori

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