Millets is the new age food and we can confirm it with the number of restaurants offering millet based food aka healthy food. Healthy food is not something we want to eat once in a while and to make it regular, it must be prepared at home. This was one area which we were not familiar with as we belong to the city bred crowd. So we ended up hunting for such food and brought home ready to cook powders with which we can prepare dosai or adai. The problem with the powder is the dryness we get when preparing dosa or adai. It is manageable if we eat it immediately and how much ever we soak the powder, there is that hard feel in the end product. This is when we came across Gomathy Mami’s home batter and had the opportunity to try out 6 different batters –
Brown Rice Dosai , Multi grain Adai , Bajra (Kambu) Dosai, Horse gram (Kollu) Dosai, Ragi (Kezhviragu) Dosai, Regular Rice based Dosa / Idly and Paruppu Adai from them. I must say I am more than happy with the product in the pricing, quality and taste. Here is our experience –
We came across LunchPi through a Facebook post as we were looking for food to be delivered at home. What attracted us primarily was the pricing. It is not that we do not wish to pay more to eat good food but for a trial we always prefer pocket friendly ones. Luckily they had a Facebook page and browsing it we understood they have a set menu ( talking about 3 months back) which is posted in it in the morning.
It was already 10.30 am and generally the food caterers expect the order to be placed a day earlier or at the least previous night for the morning and morning for the evening. So quite hesitant and ready for a No mentally, we called up the number. We heard a friendly voice who confirmed that the order can be delivered. We were really surprised and as we were pure vegetarians, we had a hesitation as LunchPi serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. She confirmed the vegetarian food is prepared in a separate kitchen and the non-veg food in another kitchen. That is a great relief for a vegetarian and we can see many agreeing with us here.
My friend (Rehka’s) family is a group of intellectuals pursuing research and working on innovations – doctorate is a fundamental education in the family and the daughters-in-law and sons-in-law too came from the same background. One soul had much difficulty connecting with them and their conversations. It was Rekha’s mother who was JUST a graduate with a simple background. She could never make out the subject of their conversation and her aversion to their intellectual discussions made even normal talks sound geeky to her. None of them including Rekha’s father found a reason to connect with her beyond food and basic conversations. It took her a lot of effort to converse with me when I went to Rekha’s home. She was scared of being judged all the time and took her own time to think before uttering even normal pleasantries with me.