We Indians love our kitchen masalas and powders. These powders are typically eaten with hot, boiled or steamed rice and a dash of ghee (clarified butter). There is a whole range available to choose from – coriander powder, curry leaf powder, lentil powder and many other delicious flavours.
One of my friends recently went to India, and picked up a selection of these powders for me.
After she got back from India, I had the plastic bag picked up from her house.
It was a rather busy week, and I did not have the time to empty the contents, so I put away the plastic bag in my freezer.
My dear friend had bought me a gift ( a perfume bottle and a moisturizing cream), which she had put into the same plastic bag.
As I had not opened the bag at all, the perfume and cream were in my refrigerator for a good week, till I met my friend.
When I thanked her (for the powders), she asked me, “Did you like the smell?”
I was quite puzzled. Why would she ask me about the smell of masala powders ?
I told her that I had not opened the bag yet, and she left it at that.
A few days later, I opened the packet to empty the powders and found her gift. Everything made sense.
I called my friend and we had a good laugh!