As I became a part of this monsoon blog train, my thoughts went back to my school days. Wherein, I was asked to write essays. And certainly I couldn’t write them with the flair of a prudent writer then. I guess because I never enjoyed writing back then. Probably I have always seen it then as a thing I need to do compulsorily, and couldn’t enjoy. Now when I can play around with words and phrases, reflecting my expression as a word document is serving my sanity pretty well.

The morning of 21st july, 2018 welcomed by the refreshing drizzle soothing my senses and refreshing my being. It was indeed a relief from the scorching heat that the city of Allahabad had been experiencing. And the pleasant weather made me romanticise with words and thoughts as I sit down and reflect with some chai and pakoras.

Though I feared that by the mid day it would be humid and hot after the rain stops. However, to my surprise it continued to rain through the day.

The beautiful cloud covered sky made me to quickly reach out for my camera to capture the beauty for generations to come.

After some clicks my household duties caught my attention and the most important task of the day, i.e. what needs to be cooked was a pertinent task.

I had been thinking about making some crispy pakoras since last week. And had been keeping it aside with the excuse of the making them when it rains. So, as it was still raining I quickly chopped some onions, could find some cauliflower florets, and potatoes in my kitchen. I quickly chopped them and made a nice dip of besan to fold my veggies to get the crispy pakoras I had been reminiscing for long.

The rain kept on increasing, and so I made some tea to relish with hot crispy pakoras and some green chutney I made. The nice aromatic elaichi chai coupled with crisp pakoras and some musings, while looking at the rain!

As I sit outside holding my cup of tea and pakoras (the little joys) I felt so refreshed, energized and sort of prepared to handle the bigger and mightier issues we need to face in our day-to-day life.

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14 thoughts on “CHAI, PAKORAS, AND MUSINGS”

  1. I am so glad you got to see the first rains finally and hope the weather remains pleasant for long now…
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this insightful post. Glad I stumbled on your wonderful detailed blogpost.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. This is how I define a perfect Monsoon day, with chai and pakoras. 😀 love the way you’ve captured the feel of the atmosphere in your home.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very well written! I love the chai n pakoda season , thankfully in Mumbai it stretches for almost 4 months . This blog just got me closer to the entire concept of monsoon

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