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Saturday, 19 October 2013

What to cook

The perennial  problem which every house wife  faces is what to cook?  The dilemma  is perpetual. In our house too, I have no issues pending to be solved, no pending lists of  items to be bought from the grocery,  except  one  great problem 'what to cook'. This question arises thrice every day , for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I pretend to  be sleeping when I  get an inkling that the maid is going to enter my room. She has no emotions,no suggestion and no ideas  except to put  a burden on  my troubled soul. In her typical  dialect,and without any  introduction,she straight away comes to the  point, "Madam ji, ki banbe ga?"It  is a Herculean task to decide what to cook. It is easy to prepare food but thinking of what will  appeal to the palate of every one is......oof! We buy vegetables  for a whole week, but find it difficult to select  what to make..


 mixed whole vegetables                          market vegetables food

   The problem arises because every one has different  taste. My husband wants  Curd Rice for lunch every day but the son detests it. He likes Rajmah and Pullau.My daughter in law loves bitter gourd but the grand daughter  does not  look at it.Vegetables like,pumpkin,white gourd, tinda, are a big no,no for every one. Grand children like brinjal bharta, but grand father  hates the very sight of it. Paneer(cottage cheese) is the only blessed  thing which gets 100% votes. But it cannot be made for all the three meals  every day. The other thing which is in great demand  is non vegetarian food.  We all do not eat non- veg  preparations. It is relished by my son and grand children. How do you manage to  keep every ones palate satisfied?



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23 comments:

  1. Ditto ditto problem in my home. Add to the above problem, low cal diet menu and it becomes my problem too. If you get a solution, please share with us Ma'am:)

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    1. Asha thanks a lot. Here too children count the calories. I think there is no solution to this problem.

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  2. Hi aunty.. Ya.. True.. I miss those days when we used to discuss what to cook or what has been cooked ...

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    1. Hi Alef, I also miss those chatting sessions.

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  3. Same problem in every household. There are only 3 people in mine, but the same problem pops up, They eat only gobi and rajmah happily, but if I make it too often then it is "Roz yehi banate ho". If I try to throw the onus on them "What do you want to eat?" They say 'Food!"

    :)

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    1. Ava here too gobi gets maximum votes, and the same reaction i also get.

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  4. I do not have this problem as everybody eats everything. But my hubby wants 'daal' everyday.

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  5. It is the same story at our place too! Though we have a rule of eating whatever is cooked, but our rule does not mention a word about the expressions to be used while eating. So we have frowns and cribs galore on dining table from somebody or the other!

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. This rule was applicable till the children were small.But the children have parents they are unable to enforce this rule.

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  6. Well, given that my home is filled with adjusting eaters, the cooks of the house, ie, my wife and mother don't have too many issues. But yours is a crazy problem to have.

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  7. True,this is a million dollar question in many houses, it would be too hard on the lady of the home!

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    1. Thanks Padmaja.At the back of my mind this issue is always lurking.

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  8. We are only two of us, so I make our favorites alternatively. :-)

    Happy birthday Ushaji! Wish you health wealth and happiness!
    What was the menu today? I hope it was your favorite!

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    1. Great idea! cooking alternatively.for the two of you. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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  9. hahaha...u know what, at my office, after lunch everyday, when I sit on my seat with a frown on my face, the colleague sitting directly opposite to me asks, kya hua ? And my reply is always standard :, ' arey yaar, soch rahi hu shaam ko dinner k liye kya banaaun ' :D
    the same story ditto ditto ditto everywhere :D

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    1. Thanks Sreeja. I am happy that I am not the only one facing this problem

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  10. The universal story,everyone wants their favorite to be prepared but balancing everyone's likes and dislikes that too daily is a task worthy of olympic gold medal. I too generally make our favorites alternately since we are only two, but when we have family over then it is a million dollar question :P
    Belated birthday wishes Ushaji :)

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    1. Thank you Reshma.You are fortunate that you are not gheraoed with this problem. When kids come and are grown up,then only one has face this problem. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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  11. A true picture of kitchen.Poor home makers quite often are confused and so also me.Nice topic,madam.

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  12. I just wanted to add a comment to mention thanks for your post. This post is really interesting and quite helpful for us. Keep sharing.
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