Last Sunday, I was craving for yummy Aloo ki sabji & Poori for breakfast and PK wanted to eat Poha.
I have made Poha so many times here but I don’t like the taste of Poha itself. Poha in India is different & here it’s different. I can smell the difference literally. I have tried so many varieties of Poha but nothing matches to Indian quality. So, I have stopped making poha here, so much so that whenever PK says ‘Poha’ I just pretend going deaf!!
Poori-Aloo is a favorite at my Mum’s place. I used to eat Poori-Aloo with my 9 cousins and Dad & Uncles, Bhabhis and Grandpa, on Sunday mornings while watching cartoons or Khana Khazana or News or simple MTV songs. Whenever I miss my family, food is the only thing that makes me feel connected with them immediately. Does this happens with you as well?? The other day I made coriander, onion & Imli chutney same like the hawker behind my house sells with his Aloo-Tikki chaat and Samosas. I was totally taken back to my childhood days, I mean my days before my wedding 🙂
Anyways.. so.. that Sunday I was missing my family and I wanted to make Poori-Aloo while PK wanted to eat Poha. Now, I have obliged many times & made Poha for him and eaten a spoon or two just to give him company but that Sunday I was so determined to eat Poori-Aloo that acted deaf & went to the kitchen, prepared it & made PK also eat with me.
While we were arguing on Poori-Aloo vs. Poha, PK said Poori-Aloo is a Gujarati cuisine dish. PK doesn’t likes Gujarati food, not even Gujarati Daal which is to die for. Whenever we go to eat Gujarati thali in Surat, he just makes faces!! Again I got side-tracked. So, yeah, do you think PK is right that Poori-Aloo is Gujarati dish?? I think No. I know many Punjabi families who make Poori-Aloo for their breakfast. Even South Indian families and families from other states also prepare Poori-Aloo. Even in Nepal they prepare Poori-Aloo. Every household have their own recipes but they make Poori-Aloo for sure. But who will explain this to PK?? Not me.. I will just keep preparing Poori-Aloo whenever I will feel like and keep eating it 😛 😛