It has been my dream. A deep visual fantasy of stuffing my refrigerator with many many glass jars filled with chutneys of all sorts. And then going on to do that for many more households …ha…dreams….
But how delightful would that be!
With pay cuts ,the life looked grimmer than ever before and I only could turn to the kitchen for some solace.
And it could be age that I am sometimes consumed by the desire to cook for others.
So one day, I happily cooked a huge vessel full of delicious ripe mango curry and distributed it at the office.
I told my colleagues, times are tight, meeting ends has become a challenge, will you buy my lunch packs, and happily for me at least two of them nodded , ‘yes of course, I would love to’.
Lugging my tiffin box carrier and looking very much like the lunch distributing aunty on my two wheeler, I reached home beaming at the prospect of a new career, hopefully one that lasts a life time.
It is time for change .Life has so far been a rather linear journey, so I thought and that I should now go for variety.
Also family obligations done, daughter grown up, who is to stop me!!!
Coming back to chutney, well, I am on a journey to the chutney land and I am drooling over fancy chutneys in fancier jars adorning every kitchen, hmm…. it does look good .
Besides, my chutney skills are really looking up and acquiring some sort of a fan following that I am super impressed.
Don’t want to brag but once my MIL, now my ex-MIL said rather cryptically, ‘these uthradom girls, they manage to excel at everything they do’…maybe she meant what she said, maybe she didn’t, who knows!!!
So when you are low
go make yourself some chutney
or better still reach out to the chutney master