I have learnt to accept this as fait accompli. My lazy do-nothing Sundays are inevitably succeeded by manic madhouse Mondays.
If time stopped still on that soulful Sunday evening, which now appears lost in the distant past, it runs twice as fast this frenzied morning, a quart of to-dos to be squeezed in a pint of time.
Not a morning to potter around languorously in the kitchen, lunch for me is chhanar dalna and a bowl of hot steamed rice.
Chhanar Dalna, a classic Bengali curry. Chhana paired with potatoes. Perfumed with whole spices. The fragrance and pleasant heat of ginger. And the earthiness of cumin and coriander.
No onions. No garlic. And for this, no tomatoes as well.
A must-try the next time you crave for a no-fuss curry.
Just remember that hearty squeeze of gondhoraaj lebu into the curry and rice, guaranteed to take your taste buds to a state of ecstacy.