A Luncheon of Samosas

Well, I am back after my two day break from blogging. And rather than give you an update on what’s been going on, I have decided to take a trip down memory lane as I am frying samosas for lunch. Well drained of course and dried with plenty of kitchen paper!

I am reminded of a blog entry that I made a little over a year ago, all about my regular stops to eat samosas (and drink sweet tea), whilst living in Mumbai, India.

It’s funny how food transports us back to a moment or a place, isn’t it? Just by making the choice of samosas rather than the usual sandwich and crisps, I find myself back in the hustle and bustle, the thronging streets of Mumbai. Towards the end of my time on the Indian Sub Continent, I often shared my time with a taxi driver known as Ram. He was a ‘kind hearted’ fellow, something that was very sadly in short supply in those times. On our many trips to the ‘Foreigners Regional Registration Office (F.R.R.O), he would show me both sympathy and support. He would also sing ancient songs in Hindi that, with his whispering, reedy voice, had the effect of halting my tears and making me stop worrying of what was happening in the ‘NOW’ and transport me to a mindset of relative serenity. Maybe more about remembering the trips to the F.R.R.O on another occasion, but today it’s all about samosas. Ram and I would always stop at one or two street vendors and enjoy a lunch, or afternoon tiffin of samosas with a small cup of extremely sweet, milky tea. He had a very good heart. And I will never be able to eat a samosa ever again without him in my thoughts.

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26 thoughts on “A Luncheon of Samosas”

  1. One of the reasons I love cooking is that good cuisine carries us to different places without us having to travel. The spices and flavors of a place are unique and it only takes a little time to cook something up to bring back old memories. πŸ™‚

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    1. I like your sentiments today Jaya. Yes, we can bring the world to life with our embrace of its flavour, taste, smell and texture. It’s vibrancy and colour is within all our grasps! And we are transported!!! πŸ™ƒπŸ™‚

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    1. It was a moment of turbulent feelings. Provocative enough to warrant another mention and all friendships made, should always remain special! The day is almost over. Thank you for your good wishes Margie. More tomorrow on our general goings on no doubt. Have a nice evening XX

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      1. I so agree about all friendships made remaining special, your nice memories will always be with you, Andi.
        It’s just a few minutes past midnight there and I imagine you have all gone to bed. (unless you are up watching a late movie ~ I stayed up last night watching a movie that I starting watching at 12:30 am and it was past 2 am when I finally got to bed ~ I am just a wee-bit tired today. LOL)
        It just started to downpour here and we are getting a major windstorm, Jeff just put a cover on my van as hail is expected also ~ it looks very dark and eerie right now!
        I am cooking dinner, just put chicken quesadillas into the oven ~ and we having a nice Greek salad as well.
        Wishing you a restful sleep ~ sweet dreams, Andi xx

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      2. Good morning Margie. Yes, indeed we were sleeping! Here also the hot sun had turned to cooler, rainier weather today!

        John always falls to sleep around 19pm as his body clock wakes him 5am each day. I am a midnight to 7am kind of sleeper.

        There’s nothing wrong with watching a late movie every now and then! I hope yours was enjoyable!

        Better get going! Breakfast to prepare. I hope you had a nice sleep! Talk later I hope! xx

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      3. Hi Andi , I had one of the best sleeps I had in a long time, thank you!
        How was your breakfast?
        I am just making breakfast here and I guess it’s almost dinner time there and you are making something very good! πŸ™‚

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