ulli Theeyal and some cooking thoughts

Cooking is not a constant love but love it is and a comfort, many times.So it was with cooking up ‘Ulli theeyal’ today.

When the work place looks threatening and the chair looks shaky, I always think that with some polishing I can cook up delicious stuff and that is reassuring.

After all there is always going to be demand for food, good food that is!

Way back in 2009 when we south Indian teachers team put up a Dosa stall at Daly College for the Annual Fund Raising Event ,with some chutney podi and coconut chutney, we not only made it to the Dainik Bhaskar but also topped in income.

Beaming at the top notch performance with the demand still growing at 6 pm when all other stalls had closed down, I was interrupted by Mr. Jacob John Sir who said, ‘So Lekha, what did you learn?’ , ‘Get started, don’t waste time,’ he laughed.

There are times when I hark back to this advice. When in 2016 turbulence rocked Alliance University, where I had rushed to join after a hasty retreat from the corporate. Then recently during the quarantine when pay cuts rock the apple cart, I do think, ‘will the ladoos sell?’ or may be the cookies or just the parathas….

Or should I look some writing jobs, but do they pay?

Maybe some speaking, but who will listen in the quarantine?

Thoughts come and go, but one knows for sure that one will stand up and fight, no matter what, as they say, been there, done that.

But Ulli Theeyal makes a good combo with malabar poratta. Worth a try.

Recently when my daughter dished up some tasty Paneer Butter Masala and Chicken curry, I complimented her on acquiring a worthy life skill…no, not for any man, but just for herself, her happiness.

So here is a video on the famed ulli theeyal…I might just start posting my cooking videos till then .. these videos by Hema are brilliantly done.


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