Ma dear, since I have been thinking about you today and since I love you more than anything, I decided to have a very Oriya, a very signature ‘aama ghara‘ dinner.
Store bought Rotis, Aloo bhajja , pickles and a wedge of fresh red-onion.
I missed your garam parathas though. A cold, mass-produced pack of rotis cannot make up for it.
It also reminds me of the love and warmth with which you would make such dinners and snacks for us and how I would throw tantrums and fight them off cause we never had anything better!
I wish I could go back in time to the kitchen of my childhood and to that young loving mother. I probably will have a little monster doing the same too and then feel the circle of life is complete.
Ma dear I love you!