Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The world's costliest curd rice

Rs.10000 for 5 spoons of curd rice. Yes, it is true!

The parents like their curds/buttermilk and their offspring vanish at the sight of it. The milk derivative is scorned at, if it is present at the dining table. It is not as if that the kids haven't tasted them. It was not condemned when they were younger, but one fine day they developed a dis-taste to it all of a sudden and then stopped abruptly. No amount of pleadings, inducements, coercion and threats could make their children ingest curd in any fashion.

This continued for a few years and the parents persisted in their attempts to induce the habit into their children. One day, they struck a deal with their son of giving him Rs.10000 in cold cash, if he takes a few spoonfuls of curd rice. Eyes bright at the prospect of a quick buck, the son accepted the challenge and the parents thought it was all verbal daredevilry. Their daughter was made of sterner stuff. She flatly refused in spite of promising what she considers her ultimate gift, a pet cat.

The next day, around noon, the father was called up at his office by his wife with the news that their son ate five spoonfuls of curd rice, whilst making contorted faces. And he liked it. :)

A promise is a promise and to be honorable, the parents have decided to keep their word.

Now it is up to you to decide if it was the costliest curd rice ever. Maybe! And the quest would continue with the daughter. And you know who the cast in this anecdote are. :-D

14 comments:

G3 said...

Vadai again :))

no no... no curd rice.. i the no like it :P

G3 said...

after a second thought.. may be i can go for curd vadai.. ejamaan edho paathu oru 5000 kuduthaa kooda podhum :)

Ramesh said...

No good putting into a bank account and such other cop outs. He has to "feel" the cash :):)

I am fully on the side of La Nina.

RS said...

Ithuku peru thaan karumbu thinna kooli :P

I am also on the side of La Nina :). How can 10000 bucks decide my taste for food? Poor El Nino, he fell a prey :P

Surprised that both the children have an aversion? For curd rice?? and pickle?? I like it creamy, any day!! :)

Swaram said...

Oh I luv curd rice with mango/ lime pickle :)

Daughter is smart :P :P

gils said...

yuck...no curd rice for me...NEVER EVER...me had same symptoms..amma sathiyama panni telling that i used to eatc curd wen i was a baby and suddenly stopped one fine day..inni varaikum no change in anti curd stance

RamMmm said...

@G3-Vadai ungalukkakae (or should I say 'Brussels Sprouts' ungalukkakae) :-) Brussels sprouts saapdareengala? :-) :-)

Adheppadi nerayya paer curd haters aaneenga? curd vadaila vadaiya mattum thinnuttu, curdai vekkapdaadhu. Sour cream sappidunga, enna konjum fat jaasthi, adhanaalenna. You'll start liking curds.

@Ramesh-Hard cash is hard to ignore. Yesterday, the counting was done and kept in a safe. :-) Nothing beats the joy of jingling coins/holding a wad of cash. :-) But why are you on La Niña's side? :-) She lives in her own world.

@RS-Yes Yes. Why not? I am not feeding them junk. I am just exposing them to newer tastes. :-) IMO, El Niño cashed out on an opportunity. Well, he does seem to like curd rice and hence a win-win. :-)

Maybe genetics. Señora's mom supposedly did not like curd for a long long time and her cousin cannot stand eating curd in white form (but can eat it mixed with molagaai podi :D)

Anything goes with curd rice. vaththa kozhambu, sambar, pickles (mango, lime, naarthangai, vadu maangai, mixed vegetable, maahaalikkizhangu, nellikkai), koththavarangaai vaththal, more milagaai and even veggies. In the US, you get thick sour cream; curd rice made with curds/sour cream is heaven. grrr, you made me hungry at 3:00p. :)

@Swaram-Oh yes! Nothing beats it for a hot day. :-D Maybe the daughter wants better things. Hopefully we bring her around. :)

@gils-cha cha cha. unga lifela 1/4th pohchchu. :-) thayir saadham + oorugaai and then an afternoon nap. Bliss!!! vada pohchche. :-D :-D

Adhenna nerayya paer curd/butter-milk intolerant aagareenga? But they drink milk and so not actually lactose intolerant. :-S

G3 said...

:))) Milk in any form except coffee enakku pudikkadhu :D thayir saadham verumna kudutha saapda pudikaadhu.. adhae inji kothamalli + konjam fruits ellam pottu senju kudutha vakkanaiya thimben :D

Srivats said...

aaaha curd rice pidikaadha, Thats the one thing i can live on for rest of my life :)

chennaigirl said...

Smart, i would say. I think more than the taste the challenge matters.Anyday curd rice would do for me. My staple diet during school days. "sigh" No fuss kid u see :)

Anonymous said...

Aaha,adhi bayangaramaana deal.ah irukke?
Rich father,costly food.
AA

RamMmm said...

Lost all comments because of a Google glitch last week. Cut-n-paste again from the Gmail archive

@G3-Vadai ungalukkakae (or should I say 'Brussels Sprouts' ungalukkakae) :-) Brussels sprouts saapdareengala? :-) :-)

Adheppadi nerayya paer curd haters aaneenga? curd vadaila vadaiya mattum thinnuttu, curdai vekkapdaadhu. Sour cream sappidunga, enna konjum fat jaasthi, adhanaalenna. You'll start liking curds.

@Ramesh-Hard cash is hard to ignore. Yesterday, the counting was done and kept in a safe. :-) Nothing beats the joy of jingling coins/holding a wad of cash. :-) But why are you on La Niña's side? :-) She lives in her own world.

@RS-Yes Yes. Why not? I am not feeding them junk. I am just exposing them to newer tastes. :-) IMO, El Niño cashed out on an opportunity. Well, he does seem to like curd rice and hence a win-win. :-)

Maybe genetics. Señora's mom supposedly did not like curd for a long long time and her cousin cannot stand eating curd in white form (but can eat it mixed with molagaai podi :D)

Anything goes with curd rice. vaththa kozhambu, sambar, pickles (mango, lime, naarthangai, vadu maangai, mixed vegetable, maahaalikkizhangu, nellikkai), koththavarangaai vaththal, more milagaai and even veggies. In the US, you get thick sour cream; curd rice made with curds/sour cream is heaven. grrr, you made me hungry at 3:00p. :)

@Swaram-Oh yes! Nothing beats it for a hot day. :-D Maybe the daughter wants better things. Hopefully we bring her around. :)

@gils-cha cha cha. unga lifela 1/4th pohchchu. :-) thayir saadham + oorugaai and then an afternoon nap. Bliss!!! vada pohchche. :-D :-D

Adhenna nerayya paer curd/butter-milk intolerant aagareenga? But they drink milk and so not actually lactose intolerant. :-S

RamMmm said...

@Srivats-Curd Rice Zindabad! Give me a good pickle to go with, and I shall eat curd rice everyday. :-)

@chennaigirl-:-) Boy is eating curd rice almost daily now, even if small amounts. :-) Ennanga idhu vishamamae pannaadha ponnaa irundheenga pola, chinna vayasula. :-D

@AA-Deal ennamo bayangaram thaan. You see appa-payanukkulla kanakkellaam irukkapdaadhu. :-)

Anonymous said...

Ahhh I really thought this article was about some gold leafed curd rice or something..! Good one.