When you live in a crazy 18 member joint family you can be sure of one thing; someone is bound to be hungry at any given point of time! It starts off when the kids return home from school, followed by the college goers who come with a gaggle of their friends, starving chachi who haggled her way to the market and finally the office goers who carry the world’s burden on their schedule.
All of us have one simple demand! “Khana abhi chaiye” This simple statement makes all the four moms in my house go crazy. There will be buzz of activity in the kitchen, chopping, slicing, cutting, frying and after a 30 minute break a dish would be served to a bunch of desperately hungry individuals leading to a fight with accusations flying all over the place.
“I came first, so I should eat first”
“I worked in the office, all you did was just hang out with your friends in college!”
“Mom, she is gobbling the biggest share”
I am sure you get the gist!
The next part of the problem was the long faces we pulled whenever they made something for us. We all were bored of the things they would prepare and would incessantly complain about it.
After putting up with our nonsense for all this while, all the moms hatched a plan to do something about it! Their solution; give us snacks that would take exactly three minutes to prepare so that their little ones could happily chomp on the snacks and put a delightful smile on their faces.
Their solution was simple; “A family that eats McCains together, will always keep smiling!” And how true it turned out to be!
They first started out by buying Chilli garlic potato bites and serving it to us with a side of salad (healthy nutritious food to go along with deep fried goodness) and chutney of course! They would serve it to us in individual shot glasses thus reducing the scope of any arguments! The smiles on our face say it all right?
Then they decided to add a chaat touch to the McCain aloo tikki! Onions, tomato, capsicum, sev bhujia, chutney and dahi made the garma garam aloo tikki taste all the more delicious! The crunchiness of the hot tikkis with the cold dahi and the hint of mint chutney and the spicy bhujia was yummmmmmmmm…..
The moms would add their own little twist to the McCain snacks and within a matter of weeks, we all had a smile on our faces the minute we rang the bell. For we knew that tempting, crunchy, piping hot McCain snacks were not far away. Check out our family photo with our biggest and the bestest smiles!
I am a 25 year old blogger who believes in the power of story telling and using personal experiences to blog about things close to my heart. I started Munni of all Trades 4 years back to share my ideas, thoughts and views on things that I am passionate about. I blog about things that make me happy and by extension my readers, too..