As you can guess.. FOOD is going to play a major role in this challenge. As I assume for many stay-at-home spouses I spend a considerable amount of time cooking as opposed to five months ago where I never had to cook (I had a nice Indian lady who cooked and provided food every week..sigh!). Anyway.. one of the dishes I make on a regular basis is DOSA, rice & lentil pancake made from fermented batter.
Like many things I took for granted, dosa was one of them. Amma would keep making and I would keep eating and now the same happens with R. I keep making and he keeps eating :-O . And few times the vice versa happens as well 🙂 The point being it takes more effort than one would imagine.
Mind you, I still don’t know how to make the batter (or I have never made it yet). Why bother when you get homemade-like batter. Remember? I am the girl who lived as a royal bachelor five months ago. But making dosa meals have become kinda an intimate routine for R and me.
One of the major things I/We learnt in the dosa making process was the magic dosa-maker called the cast-iron pan. Who knew just learning how to season a cast iron and use it well would make a huge difference in the quality of our dosa meals. As our first few dosas got stuck and became inedible, we experienced joy seeing the quality of dosas improve in few tries. Tip: Never leave a cast iron pan in the sink
And as our frequency of dosa meals increased so has my ability to learn and make more kinds of chutneys 😀 (Please tell me what your favorite side dish is)
I have had days when making a round, crispy dosa as an afternoon tiffin/ snack was the most interesting thing that day (just saying, not complaining!).
It can easily be stated as the best breakfast/lunch/dinner ever in our home! (Sorry idlies!) and it gets its own blog post since it is so comforting, caring and awesome!
What is your relationship with dosas?