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|Angel Dust (standard:humor, 679 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Jul 07 2011||Views/Reads: 1437/772||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|'Hing' an Indian spice with characteristic aroma with many health benefits liked by some and hate by many for strong smell was baptised In USA with a new name 'Angel Dust' by Sister Christina on the request of Juggernaut, a regular user of 'Angel Dust' in|
Click here to read the first 75 lines of the story “I added a pinch of ‘Hing' to Sambar to get that special flavor you missed in Sambar served in Indian Restaurants here in the United States.” “Hing?” “What's that?” “Indians, particularly from South India use ‘Hing', a spice if one calls it a spice to soup dishes particularly flavoring ‘Sambar.' Hing is also unfairly called ‘Devil's Dung' for its pungent odor. “You mean, the spice ‘Hing' gives all that special flavor to the Sambar?” Sister Christina looked surprised. “Yes, ‘Asafetida' or ‘Hing' is a plant resin containing some strong sulfur compounds that give that pungent aroma liked by some and a stink for many others not used to the product.” “How ‘Hing' is made?” Sister was curious. “Hing plants make strong smelling sap and is collected by cutting the stem just above the roots; the dried sap or crystals of amber colored resin is sold in the marker as ‘Hing.' “Additives such as rice-flour and other plant gums are added to the pure ‘Hing' crystals to stretch it for commercial purpose but it decreases its purity and quality.” Juggernaut gave a detailed explanation. “You know, all these years after I left India, I could not figure it out what was missing in the flavor of ‘Sambar' served in Indian restaurants here in the United States, but now I know it was ‘Hing' as you said. “Since you love the special flavor of ‘Hing' and also a Sister of Catholic Order, I sincerely request you to christen the name “Angel Dust' to “Hing' so Americans of all walks of life use the word “Angel Dust' rather than ‘Hing' a foreign sounding name or worst ‘Devil's Dung' a name unfairly attached to this wonderful spice with lots of health benefits despite its strong odor,” Juggernaut begged. “Sure I now baptize “Hing' with the new name ‘Angel Dust' and henceforth be called “Angel Dust' in all public pronouncements and recorded as such,” thus Sister Christina made it official the new name “Angel Dust' for ‘Hing.' Tweet
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