Recently two uncles of mine, has come down to spend some time with us. I am pretty fond of both of them. One of them is lovingly known as Gundu mama (Gundu means fat in Tamil!) Everyone calls him like that only. In fact, majority of our common friends don’t know his real name at all. And the second one has landed straight down from Dubai. Nowadays he is trying to differentiate between Kozhambu (Kudumbu in his words) and Sambhar and also between Podi (chilli gunpowder) and Maavu (batter used for making Idly and Dosai). Thus, you can see his expert knowledge in Tamil. But he is one super cool person! So let’s call him the “Yo” uncle! (I do hope they don’t read this post in near future!)
Yesterday scene is something which is worth mentioning here. My mom generally makes the batter at home itself (In other words, Maavu archify with the help of the grinder). As in we don’t buy it from outside. She always does that in the evening but then, she remembered that she had to go to market to pick up few stuff!
My mom : Ok I have to go to market.
Yo uncle : (Since he knew that she had to carry out the maavu archifying process, he offered to help!) Oh ok akka, you carry on. I will put the podi in the grinder and finish your work.
[Sensing that some hilarious moments are about to follow, Yours sincerely and Gundu mama positioned ourselves on the sofa so that we don't miss out anything!]
My mom : ?!?!?! why do you need to put podi in the grinder?
Yo uncle: Why? Are you planning to buy podi from outside to make the Dosai?
My mom : AYIO! Podi is different. We use Maavu to make Dosai’s!
Yo uncle: “55 watt bulb sheepish smile” (In order to cover up the situation) ok then I will make Kudumbu!
Me : Is it a goan dish?! (He is from goa!)
Yo uncle: Eh? No, your mom only made it yesterday!
My mom : No I didn’t! I don’t even know how to make such a dish!
Yo uncle: But you made it yesterday for dinner!
My mom : What did I make for yesterday dinner?
My dad : Same old Sambhar! What else!
Laughter erupts which gets silenced by Mother dear’s chilly stare directed to dad!
My mom to Yo uncle: That was Sambhar!!
Yo uncle: “75 watt bulb sheepish smile”
Gundu Mama: What’s the connection between Kudumbu and Sambhar?! I mean, how can one get confused with 2 different words!
Yo uncle : Actually I thought Sāmbhar was the one which you made for today’s lunch!
My mom : Now what did I make for lunch?
My dad : You showed some mercy and made Kozhambu for a change!
Another laughing session which was again silenced by Mother dear’s threatening advances, following which my dad disappeared from the scene!
Mom : That’s Kozhambu !! Not Kudumbu!!
Yo uncle : “100 watt bulb sheepish smile!”
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