TamBrahm vs Not-so-TamBrahm

The TamBrahm Spunk (4)

One of my friends from university recently texted me. She’s TamBrahm too – a proper thayir chadam (curd rice) eating one at that! An Iyengar chamathu kondai who behaved nothing like it in much else but when it came to food, she did indeed behave like one.

If you barely understood anything so far, you need to do some homework on TamBrahms. A good way to know about TamBrahms and their world would be to visit WeAreTamBrahm, who are an exclusive blog on the life and style of this class of people. Alternatively, you could also go to my first post in this category by clicking here and you will be enlightened about this amazing Indian community.

Fair warning: this post will have quite some words in Tamil because come on, that’s what makes these posts funny! So you might have to bear with me…as for my TamBrahm followers, if any, I hope you enjoy the post.

Right, so continuing the thread from where I left it…this friend from university texted me. She’s now married (I know!!! I was shocked when she decided to get married right after university, she’s only 2 years older than I+she was only 21 when she got married!!) and has a kid (this was a whole different level of shock! And now that shock is 3 years old!!).

She sounded as happy as a mother to a 3 year old could sound. Her life was consumed in motherhood – diapers, baby pee and baby poo (weeies and jobbies as my Scottish friend would say!), baby blabber and the challenges of trying to feed the baby some grown up food. Such is life…

Anyway so we ended up chatting about how different life was for her these days. her parents would be immensely proud of their chamathu kondai who had produced and was now taking care of her own chamathu kondai. She could only make a tea/coffee back when I knew her and ever since she turned marumagal (daughter-in-law) to a full blown TamBrahm household, she had been cooking the elaborate spread of food. Unbelievable!

But she had one big worry which she voiced several times through our 5 minute conversation. Her chamathu kondai ate no thayir chadam!!! She was devastated…

I know no TamBrahm production in this world that hates curd rice. For some people the idea of eating curd rice might be rather disgusting but if you are smart and care enough for your life, you will never voice your opinion in front of a TamBrahm. And if you are one step further and respect your stomach more than you respect your elders, then you will go get yourself a meal of thayir sadam and oorgai/mavadu/vepilai katti and then nom nom nom…

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12 thoughts on “The TamBrahm Spunk (4)”

    1. Hi M! It’s so good to hear from you. Been a long time since we bumped into each other. Thanks for stopping by.
      I love Misti doi,.I’ve got some Bengali friends and I love the food you guys cook up. I especially cherish memories of the Durga puja pandals and the varieties of food offered there and the bhog…Yummy!!! 🙂

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    1. Hello, welcome to this space and thanks for stopping by. Tambrahm people are witty and funny. I am a tambrahm and my mum’s probably the funniest person I’ve met! I’m sorry that there is a linguistic limitation but thank you for trying to understand the post 🙂

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