Shah Rukh’s little secret… psst…

So, I have been involved with the culinary arts,
since a dozen year ago when I did start.
By that I mean, I held a knife in my hand.
And close to a flame, I did stand.

So, it's been twelve years I've been chopping onions.
And sure, there are kitchen hacks in the million.
And I know I've tried them all.
But, this vegetable is my downfall.

This is one thing I absolutely dislike.
Chopping onions like I'm on a depressant spike.
With tears rolling down.
My nose as red as a clown's.

Yeah, I do the drill and that makes chopping relatively better.
But, they like to latch on to my eyes, damn you sulphur!
I despise this task assigned to me in front of anybody.
Because it just makes me look like an amateur rookie.

They say Shah Rukh Khan can cry on demand for a scene.
I bet you, he's hiding a bunch of these in his trailer's canteen.
If it makes me look like an inconsolable cry baby.
I've got my money on - that's his secret, maybe!

Today, I was making anda bhurji - pav.
And happened to be chopping eight onions somehow.
I really should have auditioned for a saas-bahu role.
I tell you solemnly, I'd be assured on their payroll.

Phew, so much for lost opportunities.
Those onions treated my eyes brutally.
It's just one of those things in the kitchen.
I'll always feel like ditching.

-RUELHA
www.ruelha.com
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49 Comments

    1. So, I’m not the only one then…phew. That’s great to know, Eileen.
      Thank you. Your husband will probably know of it maybe. It’s a very Indian style scrambled egg dish with spices. You should probably try it out sometime, with fewer spices though ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. Hehe True Your Eyes
    Are Very NeoNatal
    In Other Words Big

    Sensitive

    And Very

    Nurturing Iโ€™m
    Sure When You
    Were Even Younger

    And Cutting Onions
    All Prince Charmingโ€™s

    Rushed To Save

    A Damsel

    In Distress

    Oh God it
    Slays me

    To See A Woman
    In Tears Just Gotta
    Do Whatever It Takes

    To Stop

    It Oh Why
    Oh Why Are

    You Crying oh
    Only Onions Thank

    God Oh Rue too And

    Those Big Sensitive Eyes๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Awww… Rue You Are Such
        A Kind Woman With those
        Big Sensitive Eyes Your
        Husband is So
        Lucky To have

        You too..
        Gourmet Chef
        Abilities Canโ€™t Hurt

        While itโ€™s True Katrina
        Will Never Have to Worry
        About Money Taking Care

        Of Me In Both Hell for 66 Months
        And Heaven Now For Almost
        92 Months Requires A Very

        Special ADD Degree That So
        Far Takes 31 Years To Earn

        Itโ€™s A Continuing Education
        Degree Surprises New
        Challenges Rise This

        Way Each Day Yes Angel
        Devil Divinity Degree โ€œTheyโ€

        Donโ€™t Hand Those
        Very Rare Degrees

        Out For Free
        Thing Is Most

        Folks Think The
        Hell Care is Most

        Demanding Yet itโ€™s
        Not Hot itโ€™s Just So
        Very Cold in All Connections

        Just Slide A Meal By The
        Dungeon Door And Wash

        The Beastโ€™s Really only
        Uniform of White Underwear
        Shut-In The Home other

        Than Living
        With The Living
        Dead Job All Done

        Basically Hehe The
        Heaven Part Is Surfing

        A Tidal Wave With Fredaches๐Ÿ˜œ

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  2. They rode Choppers in “Easy Rider” you are a chopper of a different sort who discovered “Shah Rukhโ€™s little secret”. Let the tears roll for the beauty who’s Born to be Wild crying millions of tears for a bushel of years.

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    1. Born to be wild.
      I was always a unique child.
      It’s been more than a million tears.
      And so many onion years.
      It’s time to find a solution.
      And makes some resolutions.
      ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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          1. WORTH A TRY. BE CAREFUL BY THE WAY, I AMD DELIGHTED TO WAKE UP TO THIS—THE BEST SATURDAY MORNING SURPRISE I’VE HAD IN YEARS! โค ๐Ÿ˜€ โค ๐Ÿ˜€ โค (AND MANY WARM HUGS!)

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    1. Thank you Dawn. It’s a simple dish called Bhurji. Basically, it’s a scramble. chopped onions, chillies, tomatoes followed by powdered spices salt and eggs garnished with chopped corriander.

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