Monday, November 20, 2006

Dal rice and cabbage fry!

I was busy in testing the code... and suddenly I realized that there was no noise in my floor...!
Hmmm...It was lunch time.. and everyone from my team had gone down to the canteen for lunch... and they somehow forgot to call me today coz I sit a lil far from their cubicles...

I picked up my wallet and rushed down to the canteen.. But then everyone was done with lunch :(... So today I had to have lunch ALONE which I have never done before :( ...

Hmmm...in the lift, I was thinking "What would be on the menu in the canteen today" coz that had become very important now... the reason being... there's hardly anything served in vegetarian in the canteen...
The Omanis... who are the native people of the Sultanate of Oman, preferred non-veg more to the veg food, and non-vegetarian food is their staple food out here...

I am a non-vegetarian too... BUT... across the miles...my mom had put a BIG hurdle for me all these days...
November, being "Karthika Maasam", mom has ordered me not to eat Non-veg food and she's asked me to hold on till today, that's Nov 20th, probably the last Monday in Karthika Maasam!!!

So I have not had any non-veg food since the day I came here... :(
And the worst part of all this was to choose from burgers and sandwiches... and that too VEG :|...

But fortunately, there was dal and plain rice today... and the canteen guy also offered cabbage fry which was part of the veg menu :|...

Finally... I sat down to have my lunch... I had a problem... :|
I was finding it difficult to push the food down my throat...that's coz I have never had food alone anytime till now...

Back in Mumbai, if my friends were busy and couldn't catch up in lunch time... I used to catch hold of some one with even a lil acquaintance, have lunch and come back :)...
But things were surely different today...

And added to that the food on my plate...made me nostalgic....
In Mumbai...I used to stay with my friends in a flat...and all the 3 of us had the privilege of cooking everyday... a variety of South Indian dishes...
And one of my friends was a specialist in cooking dal... and her favorite was cabbage fry :) ....
When ever she cooked it, she used to beg me to have it... and ME... was always a NO for good vegetables... :| ... a typical eating problem :|...

Today, I was MISSING all that fun we had... I had finished having 3/4 th of the food on my plate...and one more min... I couldn't gulp down the remaining food... I got up from there...

And if my roomies ever read this blog sometime, they would really say "Aaah, this is typical of sway, she can never finish all the food on her plate " :)

6 comments:

Bindu Kumar said...

now as u have passed the hurdle of "kartika maasa" I think nobody will stop u from enjoying the "feast" as often as u can :))))

dude.NET said...

If you get fresh vegetables and fruits there, why dont you try out some nice salads in your room. That way you will keep yourself engaged in experimenting and you ll be satisfied to eat your own cooked food. Also, if your hotel room has a kitchen, may be you can try cooking.....for salad recipies, check out tarladalal.com. mom has tried various such...we buy the vegetables from namdaris. They are expensive in india !

Tushar said...

well,i would suggest- jaisa des waisa bhes"- u gotta sacrifice something for working clients' site and moolah as well..:-)),well i would say grab human flesh , tht u get in plenty thr.:-)), just kiddin'. No more dal by Sudha or ur other roommate.its all dust which is left when u get moksha..haahaha, discourses from Shri Shri 1008 Tushar Maharaj.

Swetha said...

tushar... kuch zyaada hi gyaan de diya mujhe tune...abt human flesh and moksha :| :)
and ya man... "no more dal by sudha" :((...

Swetha said...

bharath... vegetables??? :| i wasnt eating enough of them when i was at home itself !anyways thanks da... will atleast start eating more of them...from now on:)
and i need to :|

dude.NET said...

My god....you must have vegetables....i will tell you numerous of recipies where you ll start enjoying them......try the sweet corn cucumber salad....garnish it with oregano and olive oil....uppu marchipoku...heheheheeh....pepper kuda vesuko....kummuko !