Year 2020 is all about going local. This year has witnessed an increased demand for locally produced goods vis-a-vis their counterparts from abroad. Nutritionist and dietitian too stand by the thought that we need to return to our own roots in terms of food practices. The traditional foods that our ancestors would eat as a part of their daily routine are making a comeback. Whether it's a simple haldi doodh or some freshly-made ghee, this year has brought back the spotlight onto seasonal, fresh and homemade food!
Desi Twitter engaged in an interesting discussion centred around this idea. It all started with Twitter user @ParveenKaswaan, who shared a picture of some homemade supplies sent by his parents. Take a look:
Wherever you are parents keep supply intact. Ghee & masala made at home. How can you take village out of a villager ???????? pic.twitter.com/hnMvz5oQ99
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) October 6, 2020
The tweet received over 16.2k likes and several hundred comments and retweets. The picture shared by the user featured two big bottles full of homemade ghee, as well as a packet of freshly ground masala. The goodies were sent over by the user's parents, who were staying in the village. Twitterati could relate to the feeling of being pampered by one's parents. Take a look at the tweets that followed:
No one manages supply chain as efficiently as parents ????— Priyanka Shukla (@PriyankaJShukla) October 6, 2020
Why would anyone want to take away such healthy habits.... Though I am not born in village but still I prepare ghee from the cream collected daily from the boiled milk and prepare masala powder for curries... Such traditional lifestyle is what we need ????— Meena (@meenabg) October 6, 2020
The importance of Home made Ghee, masala will only be hit when you travelled outside your country atleast for 1 - months.....— Jseamlk (@jsamsha) October 7, 2020
You can become president but for parents you will be always child and they take care as small child— Satish Kumar (@satishkumarrav) October 7, 2020
Home made Ghee & Masala will add several years to your life. Keep this tradition alive.
Kudos to your parents ????— TibetMonk (@monk_tibet) October 6, 2020
Many users shared how their parents would often send over similar homemade goodies such as rice chakli. Others pointed out that the use of plastic could be avoided and the ghee and masalas should be stored in steel or glass containers. What homemade goodies do you receive from your parents? Tell us in the comments below!
About Aditi AhujaAditi loves talking to and meeting like-minded foodies (especially the kind who like veg momos). Plus points if you get her bad jokes and sitcom references, or if you recommend a new place to eat at.