Had a mixed day today, missed my most loved afternoon Sunday 3-5 hr sleep (due to dad’s committee meetings 🙁 and forced shopping call) and Navartna Oil massage. Shopping went really horrible as we were trying to buy something different for a new born baby (and some other relatives). As usual we were late for shopping and the shops were closing, could not buy the wanted items. We managed to shop few unplanned items for our satisfaction.
I was tempted (but I am not supposed to) to see the old streets and the memories of special cheese filled mayonnaise chicken burgers from NV BUT after reaching there we found it closed 🙁 (Bad, really bad). Thought of buying some cookies and brownies from Nahums but it was closed too (two bads in a row). Pushed ourselves to the special juice center to try our luck and thanks, IT WAS OPEN. To compensate for the unluck, after having a mango juice (it has 3 layers, A layer of curd, A layer of sweets and the top layer of dry fruits) I had one grape juice too. What a odd combination to have but chaltha hai, we will see it tomorrow morning, jo hoga deka jayega. Then came the real inhuman uncivilized diet killer at park street (the evidence):
This week is going to be a complete diet killer, tomorrow starts the Onam week. I will miss the real Sadya tomorrow 🙁 but I will surely have a special dinner with some 20+ items.
These are the items I know (to eat and not to cook):
- Special red rice – I don’t know how do I explain it, a little fatty stuff
- Avial – Veg mix done is a very different way, my mom makes it really well, sorry for making these temptations.
- Parippu Curry (Special Dal with coconut and all, very tasty, I love this one)
- Cabbage Thoran
- Sweetened Banana/Tapioca Chips
- Banana Chips
- Moru Kalan
- Kootoo Kari
- Puli Inji (Puli means khatta and Inji means ginger)
- Ada Pradhaman (Very tasty, sweet, I can’t wait anymore)
- Spicy Buttermilk
- Sweet Chutney
- Pal Payasam (Milk kheer)
- There are few more items but I have no clue about the names
“Kanam Vittu Onam Unnanam” which means “We should have the Thiruonam lunch even if we have to sell all our properties for that”. So much to eat and I AM Suppose to keep my promise written on a diet Pepsi box. Onam hai, sab chalta hai ……….. Happy Onam to all, eat .. eat and eat this week!
(This is how we say in Malayalam, it means Onam wishes, so try it in Malu style)