Sunday, April 05, 2009

Curry Sunday...

Today being Palm Sunday I had something to bring back from the church....As you can see what it is in the picture below...This is what is given instead of palm or olive leaves in europe and is called the boxwood plant..




After reaching home, I had gone to the kitchen to make some coffee...and absent mindedly kept this there...

Later I had gone to my room and forgot completely where I had kept it...until....after a few hours....I saw my roomate cooking up something for lunch...and he said..

"Oh..you finally bought the curry leaves...I couldnt find it yesterday..."

And then he nonchalantly proceeded to wash the leaves for sprinkling later in the curry..

For a brief moment all i wanted was to shout at him was....

"Donkey!!!!!!!!"

Then I realised the irony of calling that on this day....


P.S. As per christian traditions this day is to mark the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem...On this day people in Jerusalem greeted his entry with olive branches...and Jesus had arrived in the town riding on a donkey....

P.P.S. ofcoz i stopped him from using it in the nick of time...

23 comments:

scorpiogenius said...

hahahahaaaa...he would've taken it as a compliment! :) lol... :))

thomman said...

Ha!, that's perfect irony! (Can that leaves really be used for cooking?)

Amal Bose said...

Haha..
n how did it taste? ;)

Dhanya said...

I know of a friend who plucked rose leaves thinking it's curry leaves. So there are many in this group :)
But that leaves look pretty..

~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~ said...

I wouldn't blame ur friend. These look very much like curry leaves. Hope they tasted good :)

Priya said...

Poor guy ...
Funny and didn't know about that donkey thing...

Anonymous said...

They look too big to be mistaken fr curry leaves ...anywayz hw was the lunch?:)

anN-series said...

like the many others i also ask- how was the 'olive leaf' tempering?...did it lend its 'distinctive' flavour to the spicy curry giving it a cool 'peaceful' taste???

mathew said...

@All
apologies for not mentioning that it was ofcoz not used to make any dish.;-D

@Scorpiogenius
;-D

@Thomman
yeah...I have no idea...I dont think so..;-P

@Amal
He thankfully didnot use them..we keep it quite sacred..

@Dhanya
haha..this guy was completely clueless what it was all about..

@Abhi
ofcoz not..;-)

@Priya
hehe..yeah he knows now though!

@Anon
actually they are smaller than regular curry leaves..it just looks big close-up..Lunch went fine without any 'curry leaves'..:)

@Ann
haha..it was not olive leaves..boxwood...
well..he anyways uses olive oil for sambhar..i have had enough of it!!;-D

Shrutz said...

Actually, an ass. Not a donkey :D

VIDYA said...

LOL! :) :D

Pooja Nair said...

Thats an interesting snippet I learnt today...

Glad to know you managed to save it from becoming lunch. LOL!

Ann said...

paavam..kuttam parayan pattilla..anukamba maathram..
pinne wondering how beghearted the church there..this much cute a plant to give to devotees..(ithu nammal naatile achanmaare kanikkanam mathew..amaanthikkaruthu..oru photo enkilum..ee sudinam)
may be Mathew,pareekshanam aayirikkum ketto...thalararuthu...haha..ella ironyum kadannu pokatte...samaadhanathinte olive..(enjoy)

Devil Incarnate... said...

hmm... o my god...smeone shuld hav clickd ur pic at that time...

Divs said...

heheee....

ursjina said...

wow..Well..u shud have put it in just to see how it will be..:P

Varsha Vipins said...

lol..funny..I thought you got to see when he was chopping it..lols..Glad u rescued it Mats..:P

Nitram said...

If he had actually gone ahead and made curry, with those 'curry leaves'....
*Shudder*
Maybe he would have come up with a whole new dish altogether!
:)

mathew said...

@Shrutz
a domesticated ass!!;-D

@Vidya
:)

@Pooja
yeah..i was quite relieved too..:-)

@Ann
Well..its actually a street bush here..i think our naadan palm leaves have its own beauty!:-)


@Devil Incarnate
hehe..yeah..;-P

@Divs
:-)

@Jina
best!! ;-D

@Varsha
I think i wouldnot have been able to bear the guilt of seeing it chopped..!!

@Nitram
haa...I would have rather made a new dish out of him in that case.. ;-D

Bindhu Unny said...

Anjanamennaalenikkariyaam, manjalu pole veluththirikkum. :-)

On a second look, I think there's a distant resemblance between the two leaves. :-)

Rahul S. Nair said...

saved in the nick of time.. :)

Sreejith Kumar said...

and you said nothing about its taste!!!!!!!!!!! "donkey" - was that the exact word you used (being a mallu)? hihi

Make the Impossible...Possible said...

LOL...that was hilarious....when I saw the pictures, even i thought it is curry leaf ...resemble the same you know.....and was wondering it should have been in the other food blog of yours!!!!....:D...