Speaking Part 2:
A special food that you recently had in an event?
- What the event was?
- When and where the event took place?
- What the food was?
- Why it was special?
Food is one of our basic needs. Certainly, we need food to survive. Nevertheless, we need varieties of tasty cuisines to relish and feel satisfied. Food stimulates our brains and provides us satisfaction. Being raised in an Indian family, delicious food has always been my weakness. Food is the source of bringing family and friends together on different occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, holidays etc. Great and long lasting memories are created while having lunch or dinner together. Everyone is fond of some or the other type of food, depends on the taste and ethnicity.
My birthday has recently gone. My younger sister had organised a small surprise party for me at our home. She invited all my close friends. Though my sister does not know how to cook, she learned and cooked a special recipe for the party. She cooked litti chokha for the guests.It is popular in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand.
Litti looks like a small ball made up of whole wheat flour whereas chokha is prepared by mashed brinjal, potatoes and tomatoes together. Traditionally, littis were roasted over coal or cow-dung cakes but now the same can be roasted in a microwave. The richness of the dish is increased when a dollop of ghee is poured over the litti balls .It is a main course recipe. It has an authentic flavour of ginger, garlic and Indian spices. It is generally served with spicy pickels and green chutney.
We all liked the dish and appreciated my sister for the efforts she put in to learn and cook a traditional recipe. This dish is special to me as it was prepared by my sister for the first time just to surprise me . I was really touched by her sweet gesture of love and care.