Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ain’t I lucky? Post 24


Yesterday when I got home after work I found my MIL busy in the kitchen. She always is and one more person having a blast other than Aman and me is my cook. He comes, looks around, and finding nothing much to do, cuts some salads and fruits and leaves.

Coming back to yesterday – she was cooking Arbi (Also known as Taro, picture below for ref). This is a very popular north Indian vegetable. Both Aman and I are very fond of it. Aman likes the dry version and I like the gravy version better. Arbi is not easily available in Bangalore and so she brought a kilogram or so of it all the way from Punjab. Really sweet of her!! So first time she made the dry version and I casually commented that I like the gravy one more.

Now yesterday, when I entered the kitchen, I saw her making both types of Arbi. On one burner was the type Aman likes and on the other side was how I like it.

I asked her why she was doing it and she said because that’s how I like it. I was touched beyond words. Really, which MIL will go all the way and do something like this. Didn’t I say I am blessed?

TOUCHWOOD!!

11 comments:

Swaram said...

Ohh u r blessed :)
My MIL used to make 2 versions of chutney bcoz I liked the spicier version and Su used to never hv anything with some extra chillies :) Remembering these good things takes us a long way in life no :)

Indian Home Maker said...

Yes you are :) I just dropped by and went through many of your recent posts. I agree, it's great to stay away from one's home town, one learns about the place the way no books can teach!

Monika said...

awwwww so sweet of her really, arbi is my fav too :) and its easily available this side its a regular at our house

worldthrumyeyes said...

Wowwww Arbi is my fav too!! And thats really sweet of her to do that :) I can imagine how touched u must be! :) I love some of my MIL's gestures too... its damn sweet the way she forces a glass of milk down my throat when i am late for work :)

worldthrumyeyes said...

Wowwww Arbi is my fav too!! And thats really sweet of her to do that :) I can imagine how touched u must be! :) I love some of my MIL's gestures too... its damn sweet the way she forces a glass of milk down my throat when i am late for work :)

Iya said...

@ Swaram - how sweet!!

@ IHM - thanks, yes u r right, nothing equals exposure...

@ Monika - really, will come veggie shopping to that side of the town..

@ Worldthumyeyes - i know, its amazing right?

~anu~ said...

mast aish ho raha hai tumhara.. i love arbi too.. call it arvi though. and i love both the preparations :) i feel like having arvi. tum aunty se seekh lena ok.. LIT and arvi when i come back ;)

Iya said...

Anu - only u can think of having Arbi and LIT together.. when are u reaching here by the way?

Ekta said...

I love it too... the dry version more:) your post reminds me of my MIL... She too does some wonderful things and pampered me the most during my pregnancy days!

Pinku said...

i love arbi too...though I will side with Aman and go with the dry version...when is aunty due back in punjab?? maybe I can go over :)

u sure are lucky...no two ways about it.

Iya said...

@ Ekta - i know, wonder why people crib so much about MIL's

@ Pinku - u shud surely taste her creation.. she is a awesome cook..