Today is cleaning day and that means I am elbow deep in chemicals that are doing God know what to my insides.
So as I was busy wiping down the counter tops, I look down and sniff only to realise that the kitchen paper towel I was using for cleaning was the same I had used to soak up the bacon grease from breakfast....UGH!
How do these things happen to me?
Now left with the task of scrubbing the counter tops yet again, my mind drifts to a humongous bowl of yogurt that has been sitting in the refrigerator since the day before and I know that no matter how I am feeling at this moment, it is impossible to not feel instantly elevated when I am just a few steps away from my favorite dessert.
Srikhand is one of the main desserts in the Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra and since I have Gujarati blood flowing through my veins and Maharashtrian by geography, can there be any doubt, that I imbibed the love for Srikhand before I took my first steps?
Another reason for my addiction - my Mum! While many buy this dessert ready-made or at restaurants (phooey to that) are used to thick, cornflour hardened, somewhat sour tasting Srikhand, I grew up on my Mum's which is as sweet and smooth as silk.
Thick sweetened yogurt, infused with the scent & flavor of saffron and lavishly bestowed with nuts, can you think of anything more refreshing on a hot day?
And like any true love, this one has had me in its clutches from cradle and probably to grave which for a change is a good thing. One bite of this devilishly simple dessert and you may be joining in the chorus line singing its praises as well!