hello! It is my father’s birthday. He wanted mutton biryani and I thought of making Yakhni pulav from this book my friend got me.
I have never cooked mutton, this was my first time. This was my first time with Yakhni pulav too. I ordered the mutton online because I stopped going to the mutton shop when I was a child. I started early and the mutton cooking in the Yakhni (broth) smelled divine. It took a long time to cook as I decided not to pressure cook it.
But when we sat to eat, it seemed okay.
I asked my father how it was. he said it was good / okay. He later said he doesn’t like chicken. I said but it was mutton. He said it needed to be labeled.
A little later, I could hear my parents talk. Father said how mutton shouldn’t be bought online and how the food tasted so bad or some such. Given how much effort I put in, I would have be shattered but I didn’t seem to be so affected by it. I told myself, “You don’t always have to cook the best stuff. Sometimes stuff you cook can just be mediocre too.”
That’s my progress report. Not letting my brain make up another story about my worthlessness. This should have been an Insta story but this is a newsletter.
And since it is his birthday, I will leave you with a story about him.