Daily Prompt: Smell You Later

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Humans have very strong scent memory.Tell us about a smell that transports you.

My mom’s preparation of Turki kebab takes me back all the way to my hometown Comilla, Bangladesh.I can still imagine my mom slicing the beef, the potatoes, onions and the tomatoes. They all had to be the  same size. My mother placing a layer of meat, potatoes, onions, and tomatoes and on top the yoghurt spice  mixture and then some whole red dry chilly peppers and on the very top the oil in a round aluminum pot large enough to hold all the ingredients with a lid.. She’d continue until all the ingredients were used.

She’d  put the pot on the stove and leave it for an hour. The aroma of this dish filled the kitchen and the veranda.We’d sit patiently for mom to call us for dinner. When we were called we’d sit and wait for mom to serve. This is such a pleasant memory, it seems to me when I think of it, I’m back home relishing the food, each morsel had such a divine taste.

……………………………….. 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Smell You Later

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post. Reading about your memories of your Mom’s cooking brings back my own memories of my Grandmother’s cooking. Such nice memories!

    All good wishes,

    robert

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