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|Massala Dosa, Rajneesh and Charminar Cigaretts (standard:non fiction, 973 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Nov 04 2012||Views/Reads: 1134/721||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Three Mainlanders that settled on the Big Island, Hawaii have one thing in common; they all lived briefly in India and came out with different propectives.|
Massala Dosa, Rajneesh and Charminar Cigarettes Subba Rao I love Massala Dosa; the flavor of Massala Dosa still lingers in my mouth. every time I went out to eat, I ordered Massala Dosa; the crisp golden brown paper thin buttery taste pan-cake like out layer wrapped around spicy potato curry with coconut chutney on the side, it was so mouth-watering and delicious, sometimes I ate two in one sitting and that's a complete meal with cup of sweet milky south Indian strong coffee,” the old man was licking his lips while describing his passion for Massala Dosa when he worked in Bangalore, India three decades ago. Now retired and working as a part-time realtor on the Big Island. “How about idly and Sambar?” asked Juggernaut not to distract the old man from the subject away from the South Indian dishes. “I didn't care for Idly, it was bland but I love Sambar, the spicy split pea stew; a side dish that comes with Idly. I practically drank the Sambar with bits of okra, white radish and drum sticks from the serving cup,” the old man's eyes popped up just talking about spicy South Indian dishes. “After living in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand, I couldn't return to Michigan so I came straight to the Big Island” the realtor was more than happy to share his experiences living in India. “My wife learned some Indian cooking while in India and now she cooks curry here once in a while. I am sorry I could not be helpful in finding a place to rent but certainly we had a nice chat on South Indian dishes,” the realtor was happy to share his experiences living in South India. “That's OK, it is good to know that we both share the taste for South Indian quintessential dishes Massala Dosa and Sambar,” Juggernaut was happy to meet the old man Wallace, the realtor with passion for Dosa and sambar. Some of the mainlanders settled on the Big Island travelled extensively throughout the world particularly tropics before they found Hawaii as a final destination to live. “I stayed three years at Rajneesh ashram in late 80's in India, you know,” the woman was in late sixties had difficulty walking, she considers sitting in hot pond on occasions as therapeutic for her bad legs. “So you met Rajneesh.” “No, very few met Rajneesh at the ashram, he kept to himself, Click here to read the rest of this story (107 more lines)
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