Saturday, May 28, 2011

Weekend Gumbo

Tomatoes, green chillies, black pepper, dab of butter, pinch of salt, water
and ahem..rava idli powder :).

Dice tomatoes, cut chillies, add to pan and saute for a minute. Add the
rest of the ingredients, add water and boil on medium heat for about 6 minutes.
Garnish - preferabely with coriander, although sliced tomoato will do too.
Add a dash of dried mixed herbs, and..

..voila weekend gumbo ready to be enjoyed in the sunshine.
*Warning: Go easy on the green chillies. If you seriously overdo
it, make a dash for a bottle of cold orange juice (worked for me!).

Bon app.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Gulmohar tree

The flowers were dead even as the day broke
The already drooping petals did not even
Have the energy to greedily lap up the water
From the few raindrops which sheepishly followed
The raging dust-storm, nor from
The half full steel tumbler
Slowly turning a dirty green.

The bright bright reds and oranges
And the podgy buds
Remained closed to the scorching sun
And while the heat burned and the dust-storms raged
They drooped
Closer and closer to the tarmac
Knowing of no respite, but from
The few raindrops which sheepishly followed
The raging dust-storm.

Sunday, May 01, 2011


Inching across kilometres and kilometres of
parched brown
and dusty green
emotions reflecting on the ground
so so far below

That all u see are shadows

a sharp turn
and flipping over

Opening eyes
to realize
that even if you fall
it will be into the blue blue sky