The Way to a Man’s Heart – “KOTHU PAROTTA”

images (The magic dish!)

Dear Diary,

You won’t believe what I am about to tell you. Last week, a secret was unraveled. And I was lucky enough to witness it happening.

Remember when I told you about how mom first made me enter the kitchen? When she told me that it was time that I learnt the art of cooking? When I complained to you about how hard it was to chop onions with tears in my eyes and recall all those recipes that I wrote down each day?

I’m sure you do. And with that, you probably also know why she told me that I had to do it all –

Food is the way to a man’s heart. You’ll understand one day”, she had said with a smile on her face.

Now I used to think she was just kidding, but a few days ago, I realized that she was right.

It happened when I was sitting in the grad room and having lunch with Buddy and Habibi. It had been a hectic week, and we had finally found some time to catch up with each other. Suddenly we heard a familiar voice –

“Hey guys! What’s up?” – It was Sam (A senior who we had met on the trip to the mountains – I’ll skip the details)!

I was pretty tired after the 3-hour lecture that we usually have, so I decided to listen to them instead of talking for a change. Somewhere along their conversation, I heard this-

“Bro, how do you know that a girl is right for you?”, Buddy asked.

“It’s simple.”, Sam said.

“If she can cook Kothu Parotta, you should marry her!”

That’s when time froze. My heart suddenly skipped a beat. I didn’t know what this was!

I grabbed my phone and googled this strange new word immediately – turned out to be some Indian dish (“curried shredded Indian flatbread” – to be exact).

But that wasn’t what was important here – I had found the answer.

If I could learn how to make this, I could win a guy’s heart. And which girl wouldn’t want that? 😊

Ever since then, I’ve been finding recipes to make this magic thing.

In fact, I’m even going to head to the grocery store later today to pick up some ingredients.

But before I do all that, I leave you with a piece of advice-

Being in love is great (At least it is according to A Walk to Remember and Titanic!).

But when you find the right man, you’ve got to do all that it takes to win his heart.

I know I want to.

Even if it means learning new stuff. Especially making kothu parotta.

That’s it. Now you know the secret too.

I’m super excited.

Also, just realized its already 6:30pm, and the stores here close earlier than back home.

Got to go. Take care.

Will be back soon.







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