Friday, January 30, 2015

Pulling the Plug

PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright Ted Strutz

Growing up I remember my uncle’s fondness for spicy food and the many women that he dated and discarded.

Meera who prepared Laal Maas spiced with the “Mathania redchilli”.

Rosy’s Pork Vindaloo simmered in coconut, vinegar and lots of red chilli peppers.

Jincy and her Kozi Kari cooked with hot fresh green chilli and dried ground red chilli peppers.

And finally it was Aunt Shanti who fed us fiery Chettinad food and him curd and boiled rice.

I raised an eye at his plate.


He sighed “I had to pull the plug on spicy food on the doctor’s advice”.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100

This week I am still in India taking in the vast variety of food that is on offer, promising myself that I will exercise once this trip is over.  There is no single standard and homogenous Indian cuisine and the regional variations in food are many.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_cuisine

One of things I should do when I get back is maybe turn the hand written book of recipes that my mother made for us into an e-book.  

10 comments :

  1. Ah, he had to cut down on the heat. And the women!

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    1. The heat got to him in the end :-) Thanks for reading and commenting Patrick.

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  2. The women he dumped got their revenge in the end! lol

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    1. It looks like that indeed. Thanks for reading and commenting Joy.

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  3. I guess in the end, the spicy food did him in. Must be bad karma with all the women he discarded. Nice one!

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    1. Or it could be just bad korma. Thanks for your comments Amy, I am glad you liked it.

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  4. Dear Subroto,

    Now I'm salivating. I love Indian food and I enjoyed your story served with a side of Karma for the randy uncle. Nice.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle, you should try the recipes in the links given. An interesting note is that Kozi Kari was created by Jewish merchants in Cochin. Have a look at this link too http://www.momentmag.com/talk-of-the-table-jan-feb-2013/

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  5. I like how the niece remembers the ladies and their particular culinary specialty - nice touch. That uncle was bound to come undone with such a diet. An appealing story.

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    1. Too bad he does not have time for any more Pilaf talk (no more talks of bad korma here). Thanks for reading and commenting Margaret, I am glad you liked it.

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