Since last couple of weeks, I am using vegetables which are mostly harvested from my rooftop garden. I have 8-9 types of vegetable plants in my garden. So I hardly need to buy any vegetable from the local market. But this time, here yesterday, I had a special breakfast meal where no homegrown vegetables were added.
You may say why it is special. I mean if any homegrown veggie is added then it should be special. But here, in this case, it is opposite because nowadays I am using a lot of homegrown vegetables (brinjal, okra/bhindi, chillies, tomatoes, bitter gourd, malabar spinach, cucumber, long beans etc) to prepare my meals.
Did you ever try to live village life in a city? What do you feel when you experience a mini-farm full of vegetables, fruits, flowers on your rooftop? I am not joking, it is actually possible you can even try this with 50 containers for vegetable plants and a few more for flowering plants.
It will give you a wonderful feeling and you can experience inner peace when you start living with plants & nature. When harvesting own vegetables, touching green leaves and seeing beautiful flowers will be a part of day to day life then you will definitely be happy inside.
My special breakfast
So what was my special breakfast? Okay, it is special not just because I have not added any homegrown vegetable to this food. It is special because it is really special. Otherwise, who eats dal makhani, roti & kheer for breakfast every day?
It is a popular Punjabi dish. People add a lot of fresh cream & butter to this dish. But for breakfast person, I avoided cream and reduced the amount of butter. But I will definitely add fresh cream when I will try it for lunch. Till a few days back I had plenty of homegrown ripe tomatoes but right this moment I have only a few numbers of green tomatoes. So added market bought red tomatoes to this dal makhani. But within the next 3 weeks, my inventory will be again filled with homegrown ripe tomatoes.
The taste of the kheer is better when you try it the next day. Is this not true? Here I am also trying such kheer. Last night I tried kheer with Bengali style luchi. So today I tried again for my breakfast along with dal makhani & roti.
So are you hungry? Then here is your plain tawa roti. Mostly I have it with any normal curry. But as it is a special breakfast so I had it with dal makhani & kheer (Bengali style payes).