|Mrs. Mohan and Mysore Pak (standard:humor, 885 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Nov 05 2010||Views/Reads: 1554/903||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A funny story about dessert "Mysore Pak."|
Mrs. Mohan and Mysore Pak By Subba Rao Juggernaut was recently elected as the President of the Association for Advancement of Indian Cuisine in North America (AAICNA). In his first address to the membership, he wrote the following letter. Dear Members, As the newly elected president of AAICNA, I am committed to take the responsibilities of this position very seriously. The Indian Diaspora in North America is now couple of millions but growing fast. Most Americans are crazy about Indian food and Indian restaurants are popping up everywhere. As members of AAICNA, we are responsible for monitoring the quality of food served in the Indian restaurants so as to maintain a standard. Since we live in America, where every aspect is classified into categories, it occurred to me that we shall classify various Indian dishes using Tier system based on popularity. Among scores of Indian sweet delicacies or deserts, the Thri Murthies or Trinity are undoubtedly Jelebi, Laddus and Rasgulla. These three are automatically classified into Tier I class and Tier I is now closed for ever and no other sweet delicacy can be classified into Tier I class pursuant to AAICNA bylaws. I now invite the membership to nominate your favorite sweet delicacy for Tier II category. To be classified into Tier II category, a desert has to be well known throughout the Indian community and perhaps outside the community and available in most restaurants. Besides, other features are taken into consideration as well. Please participate in this event and go ahead and nominate your favorite desert for Tier II category. During our next meeting, we will evaluate your nominations. Sincerely, Juggernaut President, AAICNA In response to Juggernaut's memo, several members of AAICNA showed up for monthly meeting. Mrs. Mohan nominated Mysore Pak for Tier II category. Despite its regional name Mysore, this delicacy is well known throughout Indian community. Made from pure ghee (clarified butter), gram flour and sugar, a bite into a piece Mysore Pak is heavenly experience. The mouth feel will linger long after it was eaten. Dr. Meenakshi nominated Kakinada Kaaja. This is layered sweet delicacy, each bite will release thick greasy sugar syrup into mouth that could cause temporary brain freeze. “both these nominations have strong regional affiliations, you know, I am not sure if I could support any one of them,' commented Mrs. Patel, one of the influential committee member and also a generous donor. While these deliberations were taking place, Mrs. Selvaraj, an educator by profession was surfing internet. “Do you know every island in the Caribbean has a Med school?” she exclaimed. “True Mysore Pak has in its name Mysore, a City in South India, but it is well liked by all communities you know,” defended Mrs. Mohan. “How about Kakinada Kaaja, we never heard this before,” questioned Mrs. Patel and Mr. Tulsi. “Could anybody believe a tiny island named Bonaire has a Med School,” Mrs. Selvaraj shouted. No other member responded to Mrs. Selvaraj and left her alone to surf the internet while they continue to deliberate on the virtues of Mysore Pak and Kakinada Kaaja. If we were to apply strictly our bylaws, Kakinada Kaaja should be out of consideration to be classified into Tier II class,” declared Mr. Tulsi, a man of conviction and strong feelings. Click here to read the rest of this story (43 more lines)
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