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Flavors of Life ~ Grandmas, Dosas and More

Grandmother, Dosas and More ~ Painting by Sree
Grandmothers, Dosas and More ~ for Dosa Mela
Painting by Sree (5″x6″, Graphite Sketch)

That is not my grandmother. It is just a sketch I made while getting bored on the train, on my journey home from Bangalore. I miss so many things post-marriage. One of them is my grandmother and the old kitchen at my mom’s place where I spent most of my childhood. It looked exactly like this and my grandma would sit exactly like this cooking at her small stove making hot dosas and chapatis and more. She would always mix food in the most delectable combination with chutneys, pickles…. yum! I think those tasted better than anything available in any restaurant. She is now bedridden and can hardly walk and the kitchen is now converted into a modern one. I think if I build my own house, I would want an old- fashioned kitchen just like my grandmother’s.:)

~ Sree

Flavors of Life: Introduction
Flavors of Life, Previously:

Banana Vendor by Sree Pumpkin Blossom by Sree Cotton Candy Painting by Sree Infinitea by Sree
Tirupathi Laddus by Sree

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Indian Kitchen,Sree,Traditions (Saturday March 29, 2008 at 1:00 am- permalink)
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  1. Sree, that looks so very cute!..Thanks for the great piece of art..even my grandma was the same…I guess many of us miss that old scene..

    thanks for bringing back those lovely memories!

    Comment by Srivalli — March 29, 2008 @ 1:11 am

  2. Sree,lovely sketch. Captured even minute details. Thanks for taking me back to those memories. Even my mom had cooked the same way for quite some time before the gas stoves made their entry to the kitchen

    Comment by Jayasree — March 29, 2008 @ 1:47 am

  3. Sree, Very nice sketch. I can’t imagine how you made such a flawless sketch in a moving train!

    Do show this sketch to your Grandmother. She will be very happy and proud of you. Hope she gets well soon.


    Comment by Roma — March 29, 2008 @ 6:39 am

  4. Sree,

    Thats a very sweet sketch… it made me feel so nostalgic…
    Yes, not much of dosa’s but fantastic Maharashtrian meal was made by my gandmother in a similar kitchen type… !!!
    Pls keep posting a lot more !!


    Comment by Leena — March 29, 2008 @ 7:03 am

  5. My maternal grandmother cooked on a similar “Chulha” and she used to make deadly “Bhakri” on it. I have not been able to make bhakris like her yet.

    Isn’t it amazing that our grandmas had only the essential utensils, cooked on “Chulha”, had no library of cookbooks and still churned out heavenly meals everyday!!

    Comment by Anjali Damerla — March 29, 2008 @ 8:02 am

  6. Very Nice Sketch Sree.
    I am very fond of drawing ..just only “fond of” can’t draw so well 🙁
    My grandmother’s kitchen also looks like this and somehow I would love to sit on the floor and eat in such a spacious kitchen in their house.These days there hardly any more ppl who sit on the floor and eat food.
    Grandmothers are the best.Whether they have energy or not ,somehow they still want to do so much,cook so much and work so much.Wish I have so much energy at this age.

    Comment by Chandana — March 29, 2008 @ 9:40 am

  7. thks for the lovely drawing…. it has brought back sweet memories for so many of us. Great food and Grandmas go together I guess!
    Wishing your Grandma a speedy recovery (my grandma is not doing so well also…)

    Comment by Vidhya — March 29, 2008 @ 11:45 am

  8. Very nice sketch Sree..:D reminds me of my grandma!


    Comment by Siri — March 29, 2008 @ 2:52 pm

  9. I miss my grandmother so much. She is no longer with us. Your post brought so many wonderful memory of her. Thank you.

    Comment by Rumya — March 29, 2008 @ 5:56 pm

  10. You are very talented, the sketch is really good! I miss my grandma’s food a LOT, all the time! I remember when she lived with us the last years of her life I was able to cook for her, and she was always so supportive…those are the things remembered for the rest of your life 🙂

    Comment by meeso — March 30, 2008 @ 9:45 am

  11. Sree, your drawings are full of life. Love the caricature.

    Comment by Suganya — March 30, 2008 @ 10:51 am

  12. just beautiful… sure to bring back floods of wonderful memories 🙂

    Comment by sia — March 30, 2008 @ 11:51 am

  13. Very Nice Sketch Sree.You r very talented…Thanks for taking me back to those memories….

    Comment by Rama — March 30, 2008 @ 1:03 pm

  14. That’s a detailed and evocative sketch. It always break my heart to hear of or see people we admire and love very much, have their activities reduced severly due to a variety of circumstances and health.

    Comment by Cynthia — March 30, 2008 @ 3:54 pm

  15. That is the USP of this blog- nice recipes mixed with so much tender human feelings. Yes, it reminded me of my Ammumma- so full of love, patience and ideas.

    Comment by Sarat jyotsna — March 31, 2008 @ 4:16 am

  16. Hey Sree,

    Very nice pitures!!!! the picture you made on Venkateswara Swamy is brilliant and this one is hearty touching.


    Comment by Padma — March 31, 2008 @ 6:01 am

  17. Thanks everyone:) Its good to hear that the sketch reminded us all of one of our favourite people, our grandmoms:) Wishing them good health and spirits forever!

    Comment by Sree — April 1, 2008 @ 3:25 am

  18. Sree,
    I love this drawing. Are these for sale? I would like to buy a print for my friend, who loving cooked a meal and served it to us on leaves(!!) while we sat on the floor. She would feel so happy!

    Thanks for sharing your drawings. They are awesome! I especially loved the Tirupathi laddus one.

    Comment by padmaja — April 1, 2008 @ 8:18 am

  19. Hi padmaja,

    Thank you:) Which one are you interested in? Please mail me on the address sreescanvas at gmail dot com.

    Comment by Sree — April 1, 2008 @ 10:42 am

  20. In my husband’s native place I saw this very scene, only that there was his aunt in place of the old lady! Am going there soon. Hope to capture this sight on my lens!! Perfectly beautiful!!

    Comment by Harini — April 16, 2008 @ 6:02 am

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