Sunday, January 30, 2011

One crazy day with pumpkin.







It was yet another Sunday and we had been to the grocery store for our regular weekend  grocery and vegetable shopping ,when my hubby  found a big grey ash gourd which was waiting for him to be picked up.So with the desire to relish on 'kashi halva'(a desert /sweet made with it),my hubby carried it home excitedly like a 'baby 'carried snugly on  arms.I was just grumbling within myself , foreseeing the difficulties I would face through in the process of preparing this dish and was calculating  all possible excuses to procrastinate  this straining  task.Nevertheless I was sure that there was no escape ;and I would be compelled to do the process of peeling ,grating ,cooking the grated gourd for a prolonged 1 hour time in sugar syrup ,accompanied by muscle pains on hands and shoulders , to  finally eat one small mass of condensed pumpkin dessert.To aggravate my grievance ,my dear hubby even added "If you find it hard to grate the whole gourd ,you can even keep a small portion for the 'curd curry' or 'dosa" and as if trying to propagate  the concept of 'recycling ',he also reminded me not to waste the pumpkin peel and that it  could be used for a 'sabji/palya/dry fry with  lentils!So with a sigh ,I reached home and after some efforts from my husband's side to pamper and motivate me ,I headed towards the kitchen and started cutting the pumpkin.And  guess what? to my delight I found that a  major portion of the pumpkin was rotten!Now it was my turn ;so with a sad face I went to my husband to show his rotten selection  and  somehow managed to convince him to compromise with  a  'curry'.:)So there ends the crazy day with the pumpkin:)

23 comments:

chitra said...

Very interesting Raji ,so finally you escaped from spending a long time in the kitchen:)

Rachna said...

hahaha Poor hubby. He was dreaming of halwa and got curry :). I normally put petha only in dal or sambar.

rama said...

My husband usually grates all these vegetables for me. So I think I would go for the Kashi Halwa. Also sambhar or More Kozumbhu can also be made with that which are very easy.
I feel sad for your husband, poor fellow.

sridevi said...

hehe:-) nice aunty u escaped from uncle very nicely

Bikramjit said...

:) u did escape then. excellent


Bikram's

Ramya said...

Ohhh Raji akka.. i was emagining your condition of doing it.. So at that time was feeling sad for you. .But ultimately result ended up vice versa...

3 of you come home ... Just to eat Kashi halwa, palya and melara... :)

umashree said...

oh...paapa baava s unlucky...u r so lucky... innondari illige baa ..nin hatre kaashi halva maadsutthe...

simran said...

Intersting :)
Happy ending for you :)

Vijay Menon said...

oh! that's sad , I think once in a while atleast he should have had his way,poor man , he desired it so much !

raji said...

@Rachna ,chitra ,sridevi ,simran,Bikram..yes I did escape and I was glad!

@Rama,sweet of your husband to assist you.I get his assistance once in a blue moon;so had to skip the halva:)

@Ramya ,ok ..done:)coming to your home on my next visit I need all 4 items :dosa,halva,melara and palya:)

@uma,aanu madtille ,neenu maadi kodu:)noduva ninna kairuchi!

@vijay :every person on earth feels sad for my hubby !:(

A said...

@Raji,

Poor husbands. That is not fair. I never ask my wife to make something. Never ever. And she complains that I never ask for anything specific. But when I ask, she finds an excuse not to make it....what is wrong with you gals?

raji said...

@ A mood swings:)hehe

A said...

@Raji,

Lame excuse.... not fair for husbands. Poor husbands go all the way to please wives and they don't even get to eat their favorite food...

Hahaha :)))

I am going to support your husband on this in all cases...you can show my comments to him :)

Husband Unity..

sm said...

interesting interaction

raji said...

@A ok..:(

NRIGirl said...

That's an interesting story Raji.

What's wrong with me; inspite of feeling happy for you I am actually feeling sorry for your beloved.

See if 'kashi halva' is available in the stores - that will satisfy his craving without breaking your arm. How's that?

raji said...

@NRIgirl,I think unfortunately it isn't available in stores.May be some south indian restaurant may have it probably.

AJEYA RAO said...

:-) Nice narration

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dr.antony said...

How did it come out?

raji said...

@Ajeya thanks.
@sahana..my pleasure always.
@Dr anthony,curry was good:)but poor hubby didn't get kashi halva:)

Gizmo-King said...

Cool Narration:)

Farila said...

LOL... I feel sorry for your husband. I remember reading somewhere that the easiest way to a mans heart is through his tummy.
I try to procrastinate at times with cooking with my husband but all he does is start it off and I hurry worrying he may spoil everything there.