Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, that is the sound I made when I woke up yesterday. That was my head pounding and making noise as we had returned from Kala’s house at 1 am in the morning and then I proceeded to watch the all important India Vs Australia cricket match. That meant I did not sleep till like 430 but my body clock ensured that I woke at 7. With that little sleep, the day was spent like a zombie. They say sleep deprivation can cause all sorts of illnesses and I could feel why!
So we sat in our TV room and watched movies – Avi and I in one room and Yash in another. Have you read the book “The Help” and watched the movie? I highly recommend both. It is one of those rare books written once in a generation. Avi watched it for the first time and now he is reading the book and he is not even a prolific reader! It is that good.
The only other thing I did was cook. My sleep deprived body was craving greasy food so I made the tadka for the leftover dal. It is lots of garlic fried in ghee and then adding some laal mirch to it. This is then poured over the dal to accompany with rice or roti. I grew up seeing my grandmother and my mother doing this and it is still my secret pleasure, only coz ghee is not the most healthiest thing. But my philosophy is everything in moderation is good. Check out the pic.
I tried sleeping in the afternoon to catch up on my sleep but to no avail. So I continued to watch movies – moving on to Bollywood. We all knew it was going to be an early night. So I cooked another Sonali favourite – Punjabi Saag with missi roti. Growing up in Punjab, autumn/winters meant eating bowls of this green goodness with dollops of butter on top with makki roti. I was in no mood to cook makki roti(it takes time and effort), so I heated some frozen missi roti to accompany it. It was amazingly delicious. I have managed to convert my non-Punjabi husband into eating this. Check out the picture that proves it. On that note, till tomorrow….