Sunday, September 21, 2008


What does Sunday mean to you? Sleep until 8 am? (I am a slugabed..) Shopping? Movies? And many other things. To some, it's just another day, in a week-full of days. To some others, it's just a Sunday. For me, Sunday is- Special food day! After all, we live in a country, where people worship food- where people are proud of their cuisine and where, to the grannies, you shall always remain, looking under-fed, even though you can fit in, the entire 70mm screen, all by yourself!

So, what's "Sunday Special" (“S-S”)? Before I answer that question, I should mention about my parents. Both my Mom and Dad, cook really well! How well? I think
you'd be able to guess that, once you get to see me! My mom, does all the traditional- Sambhar, Rasam, Aviyal varieties. My dad- he's the Star! He likes to experiment, create new enticing taste buds and try out, new dishes. In fact, you might be surprised, my dad watches all the cookery shows on TV and tries out those recipes!

"S-S", as you might've guessed, by now, is all about my dad! Sunday is his Day! A day, when he's given a "free reign"! The kitchen, becomes “out-of-bounds” to mom, and dad, takes over! Why? To prepare his "S-S", a mouth- watering, steaming hot, treat to the palate. His "S-S" is a force that enhances the holiday flavour in us. An effort that is never wasted. Creativity- in it's best.

It was on one such Sunday, I decided that, I should do something to show my dad, that I really appreciate his efforts! Further encourage and motivate him? On that Sunday, the "S-S" was Pulao and Aloo Mutter-, all original colours and appetising flavours- that I couldn't help myself, but do what I did! Take pictures of his "S-S"!

The pictures you see here, epitomize fond labour, gleeful pain, raising hunger! I can be ruthless, when I'm in-charge! I was bossing around, while my parents had to do all the cleaning of vessels, dusting the table- kind of chores. I did, only the Final arranging-on-the-table part. They say, the test of the pudding is in the eating.. While I was arranging and re-arranging the “S-S” to take snaps from “different angles”(!), my mom almost lost her patience and asked me- “When can we eat, ra”?! But at the end of the day- it was the most memorable "S-S” with a plateful of seducing, mouth-watering dishes- that proclaim familial bond and affection- framed in frozen time!


Kartz said...

"I think you'd be able to guess that, once you get to see me!" :)

Hey... I think I remember Jotsna mentioning both ur parents cook well... And the dishes look really tempting!

Hats off to your dad... And being a hearty eater myself, don't be surprised if this mass of 6'+ drops in without warning... on a Sunday... :D

Peace... And say hi to Mayilaaduthurai aka Mayavaram for me... ;)

Matangi Mawley said...


:) thnk u! n ya.. i ll!

deepsat said...

aint that wonderful!!!

you are blessed!!! ;-))

preethi said...

Your dad simply rocks!!! But matangi you can learn to prepare atleast coffee from him!!!!

Matangi Mawley said...


thnk u! :)

Matangi Mawley said...


:) dash!

descrying the shadows said...

Ha ha .. a similar thing happens at my place .. though here its more like a "who cooks each dish better" kind of contest ..
got to say WE are the real beneficiaries of such things

Matangi Mawley said...

@descrying the shadows..

:) true!

Priya said...

Such a sweet thing to do. Now that pictures make me hungry..

Arjun said...

That's a nice gesture...


my inner world said...

mere mooh mein pani aa gaya!!!!!

so true, sundays are for cooking , in my case, i cook every single sunday and it is every time sunday special :)

preeti said...

hmpmh. I would appreciate some parcel next sunday :)

tamiljunction said...


Let's come together on to bring all the Tamil souls unite on one platform and find Tamil friends worldwide to share our thoughts and create a common bond. Let's also show the Mightiness of Tamils by coming together on

Rajesh said...

Ah!!!! Mouth-watering...i hope u learn cooking one day...keep it going..

P.S: My 25th post was done 2 days back...i wud like u drop in atleast now...hope u r kind enuf to accept my request

Manikandan said...

I can be ruthless too, when it comes to sharing work with mom(she cooks, I eat)
You sure are gonna suffer away from home!

AV said...

yum! hope u saved some for me! :)

Alok said...

Mmmm that makes my mouth water... P:

Home food! I miss you so! :(

Matangi Mawley said...


thnk u! :)

Matangi Mawley said...


thnk u!

Matangi Mawley said...


:) sure!

Matangi Mawley said...


thnk u! ll do tht!

Matangi Mawley said...



no.. i wont suffer.. i ll miss the sight of seeing my dad at work.. bt never suffer.. :)

Matangi Mawley said...

@my inner world..

:) u can cook! nice to know tht!

Matangi Mawley said...


drop in on a sunday, yaar! :)

Matangi Mawley said...


:).. ll b missin too.. soon!

vanilla sky said...

its really unfair to put up such snaps on a blog :(

jokes apart, if the food looks soo good, i'm just dreaming how good it must have tasted :)

my sunday-monday everyday is stupid maid comes n cooks rubbish

Matangi Mawley said...

@vanilla sky..

:D poor u!

Mann said...


And the photographs--- they look quite professional!!

Matangi Mawley said...

@mann ...

:D thnk u!

Shams.. said...

hmmm.looks and feels really tasty...hehe..

a bond for lifetime..thats wht i felt after reading the post...

for me,Sunday is the only week day off from work, and after sleepin till 11am, my roomie and I experiment making 'eatables' out of all the veg and nonveg we have... It kind of wipes away all the tension the pst week had on us.somehow is relaxing..

Loved ur story about lil Krishna.heyyy...why dont you wrte a looooong story/novel and get it published :)??

Matangi Mawley said...


:) thnk u! novel! wow! i hav nt thought abt all tht!

Ramanathan Palaniappan said...

the dishes look apetizing to say the least..

oh...if as per ur definitions sunday is a late wake up day then everyday is probably a sunday for me..:)

Matangi Mawley said...


it was 4 me 2.. until i got my doj! :)

Yaaro said...

வாழ்த்துக்கள் mathangi...தொடர்ந்து எழதுங்கள்....நடையும் அழகு

நானும் ஒரு வலைப்பதிவு உருவாக்கியுள்ளேன் ..பாருங்களேன்


Podiponnu - பொடிப் பொண்ணு said...

Yummy looking and tasting :) :)

really yummy !

cool dad and mom!! :)

tk said...

hey the 'happy sunday' just runs in the mind when i read this!

it shld be great fun when dads cooks! ur dad doesnt seem to...but my dad when he does very small cookings, like making bhel puri and stuff - puts lots of scene!!... :))

"I can be ruthless, when I'm in-charge!"
hehehhe...too much vaay!

u know i cook very well too ;) seriously!! ;) comeon! believe me

Matangi Mawley said...

A# karthik..


Matangi Mawley said...

@ podiponnu..

:) thanks!

Matangi Mawley said...

@ tk..

:) it sure is fun! infact it was my dad who taught my mom to cook!

u cook! thts nice..! the best i can make is maggie noodles!