THE GOLDEN JEWEL OF HINDUSTAN
On the shores of Butternut Squash,
onion and garlic, the poor and the posh,
and a monsoon of coconut milk,
white like Genghis Khan’s silk.
Chickpeas drawn in like the fire to moth,
in the ocean of vegetable broth,
tomatoes and coriander,
like blood and dream from the great Alexander.
On the shores of Indus the holy,
zucchini and curry cooking so slowly,
rice and shine, oh penny bun,
and behold Maharajah, thy stew is done.
Dice butternut squash, zucchini, garlic and yellow onion into edible chunks. Fry curry powder in oil. Add the butternut squash, garlic and yellow onion. Add coconut milk, vegetable broth and chickpeas to the mix. Dice and add tomatoes and penny bun. Let the mix get warm, and stay warm, “forever”. Add rice when 30 minutes remain of “forever”. Add salt, black pepper and white pepper if needed. Chop coriander and put on top when “forever” is over.