Every one loves potatoes. This is something I can say without fear of repercussion. Aloo, spuds, potatoe, whether they come from Haldwani or any where in the world are my everlasting love. I seriously think the major reason for my being a lapsed Jaini is that they wanted me to feel guilty about sinking my teeth into a french fry. Forgive me my God, but I wont let any one come between me and my aloo.
Trivia facts affirm that potatoes are second in human consumption only to rice. I am not surprised. Can you imagine the state of this world …. the shape of this world if there were no potatoes!!!! I dont think I could face a world without aloo, mashed, fried, made into a tikki or stuffed into paranthas and samosas.
Forgive me and grant me leave to drool a bit.
The reason for this post was the dinner I made for the family yesterday ….
Aloo meat, raita with small cubes of aloo and tomato, capsicum suffed with (you got it) aloo. I was geared up for someone throwing a tantrum or cries of Phir se itna boring khana, but what do you know, every thing got eaten.
Finally, I have cracked the puzzle, downloaded the codex, got enlightened. In order to ensure that my family eats what I cook, I have to add aloo to everything. Hmmm may be not everything, but you get the point ….
So today lunch was aloo gobhi, kadhi (with pakoras made with besan mixed with onion and boiled aloo). I just got an sms fm DIL saying “Wonderful lunch Mom” and Kid#2’s complaint “Why did you cook so little, I am still hungry” I gently informed him that I had cooked some gajar halwa yesterday which should be lying in the fridge. Another thing to get out of the way heh!
Thank goodness there will be no leftovers to deal with. Heavenly.
MARCH 14 IS POTATO CHIP DAY. I think it should be declared Global Holiday