On a video call with Mom, I told her that I am making Sambhar, something that never really turns out the way I wish it would. I am accustomed to having Mom's version of the Sambhar since childhood. It's taste is imprinted in places where I have no access to. The tongue knows when something is off. Sambhar is a complex dish. It is not like a plum cake or a bread, or even Avial, where, eventually, the grated coconut and coconut oil evens out all the other tastes and brings them to a consensus. Sambhar is complex. The ladies fingers have to be slightly sauteed, else they disintegrate into the ocean that is Sambhar, and you can see that they existed once in the little seeds twinkling here and there. The Drum Sticks have to be just right, else they stand out. Drum sticks have to bend to the will of the greater cause that is Sambhar, but not break. Then there is the coriander powder and the Fenugreek Powder, and the asafoetida chunks that should melt entirely, else they raise hell in
This is beautiful Rajesh... I have had people in my life that just knew when I needed them and people that I just knew when they needed me... sweet :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Launna. You are an amazing motivator yourself :)Delete
How lovely... i can so much relate.... thanks for this beautiful writing :)ReplyDelete
thats short n sweet n meaningfulReplyDelete
enjoy the festive season ahead
How sweet that someone confides in you, Rajesh. This is lovely & compassionate.ReplyDelete
Season's Greetings :)
found your blog....beautiful writing from the heart...ReplyDelete
will be reading you.
Wow too good ... loved the feelings :-)ReplyDelete
Yes, how good to have someone to lean on in those times...being able to be there for each other is such a blessing!ReplyDelete
An interesting piece that I enjoyed reading.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.
Hi, Rajesh, thank you for your comment. Sorry you couldn't read my post well. I have a droid phone and I can see it just fine. I did not change the template. Maybe try the desktop version? Hope all is well and we'll see some new poems from you soon. Smiles :)ReplyDelete