Happy festive day which ever one you are celebrating today.
Happy Makara Sankranthi to my South Indian Hindu friends.
Happy Makar Sankranti to my North Indian Hindu friends.
Happy Pongal to my tamil friends.
My mum used to make these lovelys when we were young. She had a funny story to go with it. We would so laugh our heads off each time we hear her tell the tale. You readers would definitely love it.
Here it goes.......
My mum started her career as a teacher. One of her colleagues wanted to make an easy sweet and my mum gives her the recipe that is given below. You would know when you read it, it says stir until the mixture starts to come off the sides of the pan. Now the next day this teacher tells my mom, over lunch, how her sweet never 'came off the sides'. Each of her colleagues in the teachers room started asking about various ingredients and the few steps in the recipe to find out what went wrong. It was then that on of the more cheeky teachers asked the above said teacher whether she had the flame on, as a joke. Can you guess what she said........ 'You never said to turn the gas stove on!' ..... I know!.... Anyway,I do not remember which of her fellow teachers it was and even if I knew I would not get that dirty laundry out :).
So, where ever you are.... aunty you are incredible..... നമിച്ചു .