A homemaker’s job is more difficult than , a canteen or a mess owner/manager’s job! Atleast when it comes to managing and planning the menu for the entire week. A canteen manager can atleast get away with a not so favourite vegetable/subji , by adding come addons like a farsaan or a raita…but for us homemakers, its very difficult to plan a meal ,especially with limited variety of vegetables, and keeping in mind the nutritional aspect. But you never know, I havent stepped in the shoes of a mess keeper….it might be difficult there as well , with the cost and profit margins constraints…. Guess the grass is always greener on the other side!! Had a tough time today morning, shopping for the weekly grocery and vegetables…All I could see is Lauki , Karela, and Dodka…!! All sorts of Gourds…bitter and long… Eventually had no choice but to buy some of them. Decided to make a simple subji and go the traditional way , just the way my Mom made for our tiffins!! And , it worked… at times, keeping it simple really works, especially for everyday cooking…for our dabbas!!