Daily Prompts: Mad Libs

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Turn to your co-workers,kids,Facebook friends, family, anyone who’s accessible— and ask them to suggest an article, an adjective, and or a noun . There’s your post title! Now Write.

Punjabi Mix

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Punjabi Mix: this is a snack my daughter and I love to eat. She went to Toronto last week for a course. She wasn’t sure where she could find it, luckily we have a great friend who helped her find it. Three large packs of it.

These are very simple food but the pleasure we find eating it is incredible.

The ingredients in it is mostly lentils, a few peanuts, cashews, some spices especially cayenne powder, it is hot and spicy, I love it.

Try it if you like spicy food.  🙂

It reminds me of the vendor who came every week with this mixture, he instantly made a song of it to attract our attention.

In Hindi or Urdu it’s called chana choor, it’s made up of lentils, nuts, some raisins and cayenne powder.

This is the song lyrics: Chana choor garam, hot and spicy snack,

barey mazedar: very tasty and he’d repeat chana choor garam

jis ko khatey hain Bengali: which is eaten by Bengalis

jis ki dhoti dheeli dhali: Whose pants are loose

I’d say this song was dedicated to us kids, so we’d run and buy some. We were the only Bengali family in our neighborhood, but he was a bit mixed up about the attire, my dad and brothers did not wear dhoti. But he rhymed his song well. 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Daily Prompts: Mad Libs

    • He was the most entertaining guy we ever met. He had a beautiful voice, we were kids and
      despite dad’s disapproval loved the snacks he used to sell, they came in a small packet he made
      out of paper, whether they were clean or not we cared very little, we only wanted to eat the snacks.
      I was about to conclude my post when the vendor’s face came up in my imagination, I had to write about him.
      Thank you for your comment,Philippa. 🙂

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this post with us.

    I like a lot the lyrics. I am left feeling hungry :).

    All good wishes,


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