26 Feb

potato-love1samosaHAPPILY EVER AFTER

Aloo was lonely. He had traveled the world. Far from his homeland in South America he had travelled with the Spanish Armada and the Portuguese galleons and even with the English pirates. He was celebrated in Europe, especially England, where he was paired off with boiled mutton and sometimes with roast beef. In Ireland he became the staple diet.

Now he had moved to distant India with the Europeans. He was welcomed here. The land suited him. It reminded him of his homeland. He had found many partners here. In the northern part, he was paired off with Poori. Further north he had an intense and close relation with the paratha. So much so, that they were known as ’ aloo ki paratha’ as a couple. In the east he was again paired with meat, but this time in a curry. In the west he was paired once again with another European import, the bun, known here as ‘pao’. Vada pao was quite an item here. He was there in golgappa, partnered gobi, palak, methi, with various degrees of success. In fact, with gobi it looked like a bond made in heaven, and with besan as aloo chop he was a runaway hit. In the south he was wed to the plain dosa, to bring masala to her life.

But something was missing .He wanted that special something. The  x-factor. The chemistry. Something that would not be limited by regional bias. Something that would pass the test of time. Something that would suppress their individual identities and where they would be known as a single entity for eternity, happily ever after.

Then it happened! She was a square piece of dough, soaked in oil. Peculiar looking. But something called out to aloo’s soul. He leapt into her arms. She wrapped herself around him. He was totally engulfed by her. They made a peculiar shape, not smooth at all, but angular. In fact, triangular. A love triangle? Not the most portent of signs for happily ever after. But nothing mattered to the crazy couple. The temperature soared. They were tried ,or should we say fried, in fire, or rather, boiling oil! They reached climax! No more could they be recognized independently. They had fused to be something new and exciting. It was the SAMOSA! T .They were the hottest couple in town. But known as a singular number; golden hot and angular. They were the toast of the country, ignoring narrow regional boundaries. International one too! They passed the test of time. Aloo and dough, lived together in  perfect harmony, happily ever after.


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33 responses to “HAPPILY EVER AFTER

  1. Sakshi Nanda

    February 26, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Just so CREATIVE, I had to say it in caps. “She wrapped herself around him. He was totally engulfed by her” and ‘the hottest couple’ and Soumya, you are getting better by the day! Just who would have thought this for happily ever after, except one who recently enjoyed eating those or is still lusting after some. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • wiseguy from the east

      February 26, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      😀 love u Sakshi. i do lust for them, health be dammed. but i thought i was always pretty good ;).did u check out the memorable meals post? pl do. Might enjoy


  2. pixie

    February 26, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    oh wow!! that was brilliant!!

    such a creative twist to the prompt!! 🙂


  3. Santulan

    February 26, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Absolutely loved it! Wonderful and fresh take on the prompt..reminds me of the song.. Jab tak rahega samose me alooo

    Liked by 1 person

    • wiseguy from the east

      February 26, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      Yes. That’s what prompted me 🙂 but didn’t use as the similie failed poor laloo thankfully
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    February 26, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Wow!!!that was absolutely wonderful
    loved it!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • wiseguy from the east

      February 26, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      Thank you Sitara. Overwhelmed. Try out my other posts
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  5. Ruchira Khanna

    February 26, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Loved your take on this, Soumya!

    Logically only vegetables/dishes can live a happily ever after life since food has always been linked to happiness/sorrows of man. Aloo is the universal one!

    Liked by 1 person

    • wiseguy from the east

      February 26, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you Ruchira. Its what would occur to a foodie like me 🙂
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    • wiseguy from the east

      February 28, 2014 at 7:10 am

      thank you Ruchira.. Aloo is a west bengali staple…as my pujabi wife complains…


  6. mahabore

    February 26, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Lovely lovely post, awesome take on the prompt 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Gayathri

    February 27, 2014 at 7:38 am

    This is so wonderful, (and tempting too!). What a way of living happily ever after! Loved this one sooo much!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Ajai Srivastava

    February 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Mast hai Dost ! Regret will remain eternal with me all my life that our friend diabetes mellitus shall be the Iron Wall preventing me from Enjoying the delectable SAMOSA . When R u in Delhi ! May be I could treat you to some of those at my Favourite Haunt the Delhi Gymkhana !

    Liked by 1 person

    • wiseguy from the east

      February 28, 2014 at 7:35 am

      thanx boss. Gymkhana me aloo thori khayenge. for me kabaab,sha**b, & Sh***b are made for each other


  9. C. Suresh

    February 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Hahaha! Theirs was a passion tested in fire 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Dagny

    February 27, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    God bless the happy couple. Unlike some other unions, their happily ever after remains unsullied. A marriage made in heaven surely. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Deep Anchor

    February 27, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Thanks for joining the pro-potato movement.

    In some countries potato had a fling with bacon.

    But it was never meant to be:

    Liked by 1 person

  12. wiseguy from the east

    February 28, 2014 at 7:39 am

    thank you 🙂 my endorsement wasn’t as spectacular as yours. actually this was in response to a prompt saying happily ever after, and my cynicism prevents me from endorsing that


  13. Priyank

    June 17, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Wow!! Glad i stumbled upon this blog…

    Great creative thinking!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • wiseguy from the east

      June 17, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Thank you Priyank. I must put more stumbling blocks or blogs? Pl don’t only stumble but fall for this blog :D. There’s plenty of similar posts you may like 🙂
      Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone


  14. Avnee

    November 21, 2014 at 8:32 am

    I must say – after reading this I’m craving for Samosa! Damn well thought of and a delicious piece!

    Where do you get such whacky ideas from?

    Gimme more!

    Liked by 1 person

    • wiseguy from the east

      November 21, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Thank yoy :D. From a completely whacky mind 🙂
      Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone


  15. ashokbhatia

    February 9, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    A real yummy post.

    Allow me to share this one with you:

    Liked by 1 person

  16. wiseguy from the east

    April 25, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    thank you ashok. loved your potato tale too 🙂


  17. molleyblog

    March 7, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Am drooling. …love samosas….what a lovely union

    Liked by 1 person

  18. kainaztheauthor

    February 12, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    V funny
    Great writer

    Liked by 1 person


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