Today I made my idly batter after a gap of 10 days!
It’s not just 10 days but 10 long days, as the batter was over 4 days back itself and only I knew the difficulty of going through the past 4 days without the support of idly batter in the refrigerator. And it is not only the morning breakfast but night dinners too are tiffins at home.
This story has been the same for decades, for me. When there is batter in the fridge, I feel like I am on top of the world, ready to face anything as the battle of making tiffin at home is sorted out.
But without that semi-solid-y batter to support me, I feel bereft of ideas to cook! Upma, pongal, paratha, poori, aval, idiyappam, wheat rava, rava dosa, pidi kozhakattai, oats, bread and all other kinds without the batter, will be done in a jiffy and I will be back to square one – which is my thinking square on what to cook for that day!
It’s a catch 55 situation – when batter is there, I want to cook something else; but when I run out of batter, I run out of ideas too! Sigh!
Batter is available to buy – yes, yes, I know! But oopsie! We have tongues that put up a war front when given dosa made with store-bought batter! I do buy it sometimes when I am too drained out but home-made batter has a special place in heart.
As of now, I have the boon for tiffins and the space is set for the next 4 to 5 days! I shall face the music when I run out of batter.
Now, I will enjoy my idly and sambar 😀