A Taste of India

Kohinoor is where we’re headed

For our preferred Indian meal.

We’ll commence our feast soon after we’re seated

With some mango and onion chutneys and crispy, fried papadam.

My beverage of choice is always a frothy, sweet lassi

Which helps soothe the heat of my spice-filled curry.

We’re ordering our favorite thali tonight that the two of us will share,

Offered with all the finest from appetizers to dessert.

We begin with pakoras those fritter-prepared vegetables

Followed by savory, delectable somosas–

Flaky, fried pastry stuffed with potatoes and peas.

The perfect mixture of spices assails my senses with glee.

Next comes the chana dal presented with fluffy basmati rice

Served alongside the aloo gobi and the palak paneer.

A yogurt cucumber raita also helps cool our palates.

Our favorite breads accompanies all this,

The onion kulcha and naan are both divine.

To finish it all up, but not the least

Is the creamy, sweet rice dish called kheer; a tasty

Pudding made with cardamom, raisins and nuts.

Oh, a taste of India, my soul’s earthly delight!

Poetry Potluck:  Food, Drink and Indulgence

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  1. That was a very tasty poem! I do not know all the dishes, but, I am sure they are all good! Love basmati rice, somosas, and Naan!

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  2. Jessica

     /  March 14, 2011

    Oh my, that’s made my stomach rumble! Delicious!

    http://jessicasjapes.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/bubble-bath/

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  3. Sounds spectacular! Would love to have some of this food right about now.

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  4. special treat?
    wow.

    thanks for the visual image, perfect wording.
    A++

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    • Yes, it seems to be a special treat when I’m able to go get Indian food. I also can cook my own curries and raita and then buy some of the dishes and breads at the Indian store and then just heat them up!

      I love getting those A++’s! Thanks, Jingle!

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  5. Stopped reading in the middle and had to eat.. smiles..

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  6. You love India! Now you make me want to try some of that 🙂

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  7. Oh, Yum! Yum! Indian food is the best, especially if you go veggie.

    Fab poem, Gayle. Has my mouth watering.

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  8. Ooooh. This sounds (and looks) so good. I enjoy the food of your country. Can I come along next time?

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    • It tastes very good and looks very good too. My favorite food.

      Victoria, you don’t think I’m from India do you? But if I did go you could definitely come along–we could eat our way through India!

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  9. Now I need to buy an Indian cookbook! Sounds and looks wonderful.

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    • I think you may like it. The spices used add such distinct flavors to the food. I was in love with it the first time I tried it!

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  10. Now you’ve got me craving Indian food.

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  11. you cook indian too gayle? wow! i am drooling.. thanks for coming by gayle..

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  12. this was fantastic Gayle. 🙂
    that thali sounds really spicy and rich.

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    • Those thalis are so good and have so much food on them–more than enough for two people. I’m glad you liked this, Trisha.

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  13. I know it’s a criminal act but i do like cheese in my curries. lol
    Nice poem, you got my mouth watering

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    • I’ve never had cheese in my curries except for the paneer which I love.

      I made myself hungry writing this too–I’m glad you liked it–thank you, Richard.

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  14. Ooooh…so BEAUTIFULLY written!!! I am drooling over this one, Gayle… yummmyy!! I will be going to India next month to visit my parents… wanna join me ?!?! 🙂 My mom will be more than happy to make these for you… 🙂

    xoxoox

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    • I would love to join you and meet your parents–it would be so much fun, Kavita! How nice that your Mom would want to cook for me. 🙂 Enjoy your trip!

      Thanks for enjoying my homage to my favorite food.
      xoxo

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  15. Hi there,

    I’m passing on the Versatile Blogger award to you

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  16. Hellos Gayle,

    While I came wondering about your missing presence.. I am absolutely delighted with this treat. Anytime you visit me (after you learn astral travel or even otherwise), I promise we would eat out to our heart’s content.

    Menu: Whatever you have listed here and more.. it’s been really long since I ate out from such a plate..

    You just know how to make me go drooling.. yummy image- I hope it isn’t damaged by my greedy stares..

    Love xoxoxoxox

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    • Hi Olivia,
      I’ve had a sister in town for the past two weeks and was busy running around with her and late nights out with the family. But she left yesterday so things should return to normal now.

      I LOVE Indian food–it’s my very favorite! No worries–no damage was done by your hungry stares. Haha! Nothing would make me happier than to share a thali with you.

      Love and hugs…

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  17. And back to big Yums! again. Lovely visit, Gayle. Happy weekend. Hugs!

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    • You came back for more “yums”! Glad you enjoyed your visit–thanks so much, Jamie.

      Have a good weekend! xoxo

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  18. Wow I just love Indian food and you’ve described it so deliciously, Gayle. An absolute delight to read and taste. 🙂
    Yelena.

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    • I would love to have some right now! So glad you liked this and share my love of Indian food, Yelena–thanks for coming by. 🙂

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