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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"But it's a curry house!"

Mum looked a trifle lost, but she smiled at me.
“What are you having, son?”
“Don’t know yet, Mum, but I don’t think I’ll have a curry.”
“But this is a curry house. Gotta have curry in a curry house.” Mum was emphatic.
I said I might have the tandoori chicken instead. She wanted to know what that was. I explained it was chicken marinated overnight in yogurt, lemon, and various spices, then thrust into a specially constructed oven for a few minutes. I enthused and said it was delicious. Mum appeared distrustful and reiterated her previous observation.
“But this is a curry house!” She implored me to see sense.
“Let him have what he wants, if that’s what he wants. He’s big enough and ugly enough to decide for himself. I know what I want. King Prawn Madras!”


Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

The Chicken sounds delish!

Cheryl said...

Oh, now ai want Indian food! I love tandoori chicken.

Cheryl said...

Oops, I, I mean I, not ai!!

Amy said...

mmm - chicken tikka masala and basmati rice... (because I need more incentive to eat? LOL)

The Prodigal Tourist said...

All right, all right, I can take a hint. Check back tomorrow...

Maggie said...

Oh the chicken sounds yummers- is that a spicy hot dish?