childhood

My Life with Rice

A personal favourite was bhaat bhaja, left over rice fried with some onions, turmeric, chilli powder or sometimes vegetables like aubergines or potatoes; a bit of chopped coriander to top it off and you have a savoury breakfast. My father however, highly disapproved of his youngest child eating a plate full of spicy rice in the morning as opposed to something healthier, so I often resorted to sneaking into the kitchen and gulping down mouthfuls when no one was around!

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