Otherwise known as Kolhrabi /Knol Kohl ,belonging to the family of turnips Ganth Gobi is a common dish we serve , Soupy , Hot and spicy, fresh from the stove top, it is normally served with Warm Methi or Plain parathas or Missi roti and some plain yogurt.The left overs are normally gobbled up , pretending it to be a chunky soup.
Pumpkin is the soul of any celebratory meal that is laid out in a UP home , especially vegetarians. Normally served with pooris , this exquisite golden squash is a must for all celebrations be it a wedding or a small birthday or any other get- together . Every UP bhaiyya’s ( as we fondly call them) home I have visited have served me kachoris or pooris with kaddu ki sabzi or aloo koda( pumpkin with potatoes) . K says Pumpkin is as synonymous to UP homes as eggplant is to Andhra Pradesh.
A beautiful story by Meera Syal , a story of a punjabi Indian family trying to make a living and uphold tradition and culture and imbibe whatever little they can to their star , anita. The novel takes us on a journey with a young 9 year old Meera , her color , her friends , her growing up in a mining village, west Midlands , england in a predominantly white community. She comes to worship Anita , her neighbor . The novel speaks about certain characters having strong racist attitudes . For me , her grandmother’s character was the most adorable. reminded me of mine.
My amma is a health freak , so much so that she is anti fried food , I do not remember eating pooris in my house except for once , when I and my kiddo brother were bawling our lungs out for this beautiful flat bread.
Smt.Malathi Chandur is a prolific writer of cookery books and many good novels in telugu literature. A name to reckon with, her novels have potrayed social transformation and her cookery book “vantalu pindi vantalu” has been the cookery bible for many telugu women. She now resides in Chennai with her husband Shri. N.R. Chandur , who is also one of the famous writers of telugu literature.