Everyone needs food to survive on this planet. But me being a foodie, needs it the most. I believe there is no sincerer love than love for food. And I am grateful to the one above that I get a tummy full of food everyday.
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
There are three foods or rather dishes that am especially thankful for has some reason or story behind it….
Dahi Bara Aalu Dum
I have special corner in my heart or rather in my tummy for regional foods. I love to have the regional spices on my taste buds. Dahi Bara Aalu Dum is a special street food of Cuttack, Orissa. I had never heard about this dish , until I met the man of my dreams, who is another big food hogger. He is born and bought up in Cuttack but is away from that place for many years now. But has told me about this food ‘n’ number of times. Without even tasting it, I prepared this dish for him as a surprise on his 1st birthday after we got married. The preparation involves lot of time and hard work. But the hard work paid and the words…’Wow!! It’s exactly the same’ still echos in my ears.
So I am thankful for this food, which helped me make a bit more of space in my hubby’s heart!!
Here is where I learned it from !!
This one is closest to my heart. It is my birthday special dish. Every year, from the time I know about Pav Bhaji, my mom used to prepare this especially on my birthday every year. What more, even when I went to Bangalore for higher studies, she prepared it on my birthday and missed me. There is no one in this world who can match up with the taste of Pav Bhaji prepared by my mumma. Other than veggies and spices, it has special taste of love. I am thankful for that taste of Pav Bhaji.
Pani – Puri
Though I know this is another junk food , but its my favourite and I can indulge in this food anytime of the day. But there is a story behind me being thankful for Pani Puri.
My second trimester had just began. I was working as a school teacher, back then and was supposed to attend a seminar followed by dinner organised by the school. No one among the staff knew about my pregnancy that time but pregnancy hormones made me crave for food as soon as the seminar got over. By the time, I could move down to the hall, where dinner was being served, there was a long queue already. I had no patience and was starving, but couldn’t break the queue ( after all , I was a teacher and was expected to behave myself 😉 ). So I called up my husband to take me out for dinner as going home and then preparing the dinner would have killed me for sure. He picked me up and we headed to have Dosa at our favourite restaurant. But alas!!! There was a huge waiting. Tears started rolling down my cheeks , while my hubby was laughing making things worse for me.(Pregnancy hormones, rocks!!!) . But then he spotted a Pani puri vendor at the corner and finally I ate one plate of Sukhi puri (without the spicy water). Finally I stopped crying and I am still thankful for that plate of Pani Puri.
What are your favorite foods that you are thankful for…Do share in the comments section…