I am in a mood to write about foooooooooooood :-). It's kinda serious topic so let me being....
Food plays a very very important role in my life...a few years back I used to think "I am alive to eat"..so you can only IMAGINE how crazy I am about food...ooops I meant "tasty" food :-P....It comes from my family who has great cooks like my Grand mom, mom, aunt and the men are no less right from my grandpa, father, uncle's to my brother. It so happens any inclusion into our family would automatically be converted into a food lover, classical example is my uncle , married to my mom's sister :-D.
Let me talk about just Dosa to keep the blog "short". During the time when my mom and dad were kids, dosa was only made during special occasions because then it was more cumbersome to prepare plus the number of people in a joint family is unimaginable! They usually narrate some episodes of the dosa day's at home. And when I was in high school my mom used to mention it was the same case with our family, only difference is dosa was an expensive affair for us. So she used to limit making it once in a while. As I grew older I never felt the absence of dosa around me (usually home made). Once I started going out with friends to eateries my boundaries expanded to the Sandharshinis, "NEW" Shanthi Sagar, Adigas and after I started working to MTR's , Mayya's, SLV Delites, Vidyarthi Bhavan. So to conclude dosa was always there to satisfy my taste buds until I landed in US in August 2010.
Post August 2010:
1. Have eaten it twice in an Indian Restaurant here and every time I have repented!
2. Then Anusha had prepared it once and that was no where close to been called a dosa since it was not fermented [ appreciate her effort though].
3. Tired the ready made flour sent by pri's aunt and it was a huge disaster!
4. Fortunately or unfortunately don't remember eating dosa's during my visit to California.
But but but....a couple of weeks ago I was conversing with my aunt and just asked her how to make dosa at home. The next day, did the necessary preparations and by the end of 2 days I was feasting on 'AWESOME" dosa's. Yeah I did make dosa's for the 1st time and it was a huge success :-). I ate them for 4 days if I am right!!! Yummmmmmmmmy......So finally my dosa carving thirst was quenched at last....
Anyways, the point is if I look at the different phases I can see :
1. As a kid, I didn't know much on what I was eating so really didn't know the dosa was a costly affair.
2. As a teenager I never appreciated dosa's, since it was at my disposal anytime I wanted.
3. As a working person Dosa was a luxury and I relished on it
4. Now back to been a student in a No-Dosa Land I realize how important these small things are in life and how you link them with your family, your growth and just make sure you always want to be the Dosa person :-D
P.S : Dosa was just an analogy, the same thing applies to every other food I LOVE :-D