Ever since we have started living on our own, my husband and I have been struggling to memorise the ‘kitchen glossary’ that we prepared to use in the absence of our cook. There are days when we forget the names of the masalas, on other days, we forget the types of dals that exist. Just like us, we believe that there are a lot of other people out there who cannot memorise all the kitchen stuff. But that’s okay because you can always call your mom. I for one do that whenever I am confused between the two yellow-coloured dals (heck, I still am). Moms, I tell you, keep track of all the dals and masalas. Tell me honestly, did you even know that there are 15 different types of dals that we use in an Indian household? Gah! Me neither. Despite cooking our own food during all these lockdown months, I bet my husband and I will still struggle to name them all. But moms, on the other hand, can name all of them just by looking at them (no, they don’t need any labels)!
And this Indian mother has proved it yet again. She made a ‘dal glossary’ for her soon-to-be married son. Well, we are not complaining. ‘Coz she is smart enough to NOT expect the daughter-in-law to adept when it comes to the kitchen. Here’s a picture that shows what her glossary looks like.
A mother made this for his son 😍
who is getting married Soon. 😜😜 pic.twitter.com/7ya9WF4W7k
— Dipanshu Kabra (@ipskabra) July 18, 2020
This picture was posted by Twitter user IPS officer Dipanshu Kabra who labelled it as the ‘dal glossary’. Soon after this picture was posted, people started complimenting the mother for her efforts to help her son.
A lot of people posted comments about how every mother should be doing this irrespective of gender. Check out their reactions:
School time p file banate the… Alag alag seeds, dal, grains, leaves sabki… Nostalgic…
— Keshav Maheshwari (@Keshav291189) July 18, 2020
Mujhe to aaj tak inn daalo ka chakkar hi smjh nahi aaya
— Nandan Telang (@NandanTelang) July 18, 2020
We were given this activity to write Common name, English Name and Scientific Name at the first day of our class of Food Tech at BCAS!@PratikshaNayak9 do u remember? 😀🙂
— Abhinay Shashank 🇮🇳 (@AbhinayFoodTech) July 18, 2020
I wish every son has mother like her who help her son to become #AatmaNirbhar .. 😂😂
— Dr.Chayanika Uniyal Panda (@dr_chayanika) July 18, 2020
Marvellous idea, this is a ready reckoner that no cook book has in its pages. My heartiest congratulations to the mother who has prepared this brilliant digest
— jayantbroker (@jayantbroker) July 21, 2020
Good mother. She knows exactly what is the nicest lesson for her son i.e. Wife is life partner, not unpaid maid. Don't burden her. Share your happiness and her responsibility.
— Shashanka Shekhar Nayak (@ShashankaSNayak) July 18, 2020
Better prepare the children from the begining by involving them in kitchen help, purchasings & handling small payments.
— भारतीय_नागरिक (@SCXKtzNZMvcDJ6b) July 18, 2020
Matar ki Dal reh gaie… But trust me… This is the most brilliant hack… Moms are best.
— aditi (@just_aditi) July 20, 2020
I remember when I went to the US, my mom just labelled the dals with where they are to be used for. so all my jars with the daals and spices were labelled as "to prepare Chole", "to make Black daal". Made it so much easier during my college days
— Royal Datamatics (@RDPLInfo) July 21, 2020
Sir super storr mall me to ye sab pe name likhe hote he to pata chal jata he..
Most important part to Dhaniya & Fudina he🤪😆
— Mayuri (@Friend4u_Mayuri) July 18, 2020
BRB, requesting my mom to make one for me.
Featured Image: Twitter