The Connection between us and The Home Food


Home or Outside Home
Who does not love to have food outside the home? It is no secret how much we crave for the stuff in the food trucks on the roads, kebabs, tikkas, rolls which always call us through their mesmerizing smells.

Whether it’s somebody’s birthday or someone’s promotion, most of us go outside to satisfy our cravings and doing the same also feels very great, but it’s not always a good idea. We can’t eat outside all the time as it’s not that healthy as we have in our home and it’s not also good for your pocket especially if you are a person like me who is not into much costly stuff.

Nowadays, most of the people have become very health conscious and they really care about what they eat, what nutrients it contains. So, to keep a check on these measures for having a healthy food lifestyle, we have to mostly depend on home food as the ingredients, its quantity and its style of being made is in our hands. Also ‘eating and cooking food at home’ is one of the food trends according to Godrej Food Trends Report 2018.

One other and the very important thing which attracts all of us towards home food is the one and only ‘Maa ke haath ka khaana’ (Food made by a mother). It has the unique taste among all over the world for every child. No taste can replace that.

According to me, there are three types of home food. They are:
(i)                  The Daily Home Food
(ii)                 The Home Food on Special Occasions
(iii)               Home Food Inspired From The Internet and TV

The Daily Home Food
From, the daily home food, I mean the home food we eat at the breakfast going for work, school or college, etc, the food we eat or used to eat after coming back from school, work, etc, and the food we eat at the evening and dinner.

So, now, let’s talk about my daily home food routine I used to have during my school days.

When I used to go to school at breakfast, my mother used to cook khichdi and give me a plate of it. I guess it might have given me the energy to play in the games period and during the Tiffin break in the school oh! The break in the school, how can I forget about my Tiffin box for the school break. My favorite food which I used to have in my Tiffin was ‘Atta Suji Maida Pithaa’. It is an Odiya dish made from Atta (flour), Suji and maida. ‘Pithaa’ is the Odiya term for ‘Dosa’. The other food items my mother used to give me as Tiffin were ‘Suji ka halwa’, ‘Sewaiyaan’, Noodles made with vegetables.

Then, after returning home after school, there would be rice, daal and some ‘tarkari’ (curry) of some vegetables like ‘bhindi’, ‘patwal’, etc., but the paneer tarkari always makes my day and also used to do the same.
In snacks, usually, I used to get biscuits and milk but sometimes, my mother used to make pakodas for all of us and to end the day, there used to be roti and sabji or tarkari.
Now in my food routine, the breakfast has got lighter with poha but the lunch, snacks and dinner are almost the same.

The Home Food on Special Occasions
I used to love and now also love ‘puri’, ‘matar alu’ and ‘chole’ a lot. On Ganesh Puja, Saraswati Puja or whenever we have puja in our home, we get to have ‘puri’, ‘Alu matar’, ‘chole’ and ‘paneer’. In these occasions, there used to be a competition in a fun way of who among me, my younger brother and my other cousins, of who can eat the most number of puris that day, but it used to be hard in the next morning.

On Eid, one of my close friends always invites all of the friends to his home to have a great treat of home-made chicken biriyani, kebabs, and sewaiyaan. Great dishes and meals have greater value when you have them with your near ones and especially if it’s homemade because it has love as an important ingredient in it.

             Home Food Inspired From The Internet and TV
Earlier, there used to be food shows telecast only on the daily soap channels. Through these shows, there were some people who used to sit before the TV with a pen and notebook to note down the recipe of the food item shown on the TV show, so that they can cook that food item for their family and friends.

This craze of the people who love cooking food increased when came the cooking reality shows like Masterchef, TopChef, etc. and lifestyle TV channels in which shows related to food has a major part.
Since the internet thing has got very popular, now many people are able to learn and prepare beautiful dishes from food youtube channels and blogs. So, like this, many people can now make their favorite dishes which they would have tasted on restaurants in their home by learning about them on TV and Internet.


Cooking Food at Home now got Easier   
With new kitchen gadgets and tools coming into play, cooking has got very much easier. There is vegetable chopper for chopping vegetables in a beautiful pattern and continuous patterns in a very less time. Now, the microwave ovens can also heat Indian foods. At last but not the last, there are also tools for making a dough of atta and making rotis and puris rounder. So, with the company of these tools and gadgets like these, cooking has definitely got easier.


Kitchen, an attractive place
Earlier, the kitchen was just a place for chopping & cutting fruits and vegetables and making dishes, but day by day, it’s becoming an attractive part of the house. The reason is the ways through which the kitchens are set up and maintained these days. They are getting beautiful day by day. Having a beautiful kitchen makes the kitchen surrounding very positive which helps in cooking and working in the kitchen a lot.

So, these are the things which keep us connecting with the home food and this connection is the reason that home food is going to trend in 2018

Note: This post is a part of the Godrej Food Trends Blogging Contest hosted by Fashionablefoodz in association with Vikhroli Cucina and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. Godrej Food Trends Blogging Contest, Fashionablefoodz or Godrej is not responsible for any kind of Infringement caused.

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