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|The Indispensible Onion (standard:Fan Fiction, 775 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Jun 06 2011||Views/Reads: 1613/921||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A story on "Onion Raju", an onion vendor in daily market.|
The Indispensible Onion Subba Rao “You chopped a whole lot of onions to make goat curry,” said Campbell looking at the heap of chopped onions on the cutting board. Campbell and Juggernaut shared a flat near the campus. Campbell, a thin, lanky guy with physical attributes that represent all the races on the island; a little bit of East Indian, Chinese, Carib Indian, African and English ancestry. His accent was pure local and his life passion was only women. “Curry and onion go hand in hand, it is like rum and coke or scotch and club soda or steel band and calypso,” Juggernaut continued to chop more onions. “Do you cook anything without onion?” “No, never; onion is not a spice, it is the mother of all vegetables; any cooking shall start with onions,” said Juggernaut wiping tears from his eyes. “Look at you, tears pouring from your face with runny nose.” “Sure, no pain no gain; when onion is cut open the sulfides in the onion reacts with an enzyme to emit the pungent chemical ally sulfate that generates the pungent aroma and flavor,” Juggernaut showed his knowledge in chemistry. “Whatever you say, man, after you moved in, the whole apartment smells like a house of curry,” Campbell started stirring the onions in the sauce pan. “Do you know a severe shortage of onions once threatened collapse of a State Government in India?” “Really.” “Like the infamous Potato famine that caused whole scale emigration of Irish to America, I won't be surprised if it were perhaps an onion famine in Indian that drove the Indians to the other countries in the last century,” Juggernaut tried to reason out for Indian emigration out of the country. “What is the big deal with onions and Indians?” “Indians love spicy food, onions, garlic, ginger and turmeric are the core ingredients in cooking curry; onions provide body to the gravy with strong flavor, there is nothing like too much when it comes to onions,” Juggernaut added a large spoon of garlic and ginger paste with a dash of turmeric powder to the sauce pan, before adding the Click here to read the rest of this story (85 more lines)
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