Jumvaa Chaaloji

Breakfast of toast n butter,

Cheese n bacon will always do,
Along with sunny-side-up eedoo;
Yet nothing to beat aapro sev n’ ravo
Sprinkled generously with mevo
Or eedapak, badampak or vasanoo

Curry n rice is all very niceWith pomfret, meat, or prawns galore,
I’ll take any type, I love all type,
Be it of Goa, Madras or Mangalore.

Aapro dhandaar ne patio
Pet bhari ne chatio,
Or simply dhandaar n that heavenly dish, The incomparable patra-fish.

Dhansaak ne kebab
Simply la-jawab.
Khichree n saas with kolmi is the most Or humble rus chawal With
singh, potatoes n ghosh, N ‘pickle, kuchumber or simple lime Turn
these creations to something divine.

You simply can’t have tea
Without bhakhra, karkarias or popatji, Or at least chapats hot or
creamy oudh Sprinkled with lots of chironji.
There’s kumas made with toddy,
Or similarly made sadhnas,
Or meva rich kervai,
Made from bananas.
But what really takes the cake
Are the khaman na larva
That mummaiji used to make,
N’ what excites most your gourmet libido Is mewafull, ghee rich,
Delicious malido.

Masoor ma boocka,
Titori ne boomla sukhkha,
Papeta ma ghosh, kid roast,
And all sort of veggies
With ghosh ofcourse;
But Parsis’ real favorite is – – – -per eeda, Be it potatoes,
tomatoes, bhaaji or bheeda; Kheema, chicken shreds, or brinjal, Eeda
goes rather well with ’em all.
Chicken mai-vahlan, a dish we make
With more almonds n raisins then a Christmas cake.
Sali ma murghi, pulao daar
Along with savory lagan nu achar

Is what makes bearable any man’s life, After facing a crotchety boss
or a nagging wife..

 Courtesy : Neville S. Gandhi


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