Our Eternal Struggle………

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Today finally it has crossed my limit of patience!!! So thought best I share it with you all with the hope that I may feel better after this. *Hopefully*

You all might have heard of different varieties of “Idlis” and “Vadas” which highlight the water-in-the-mouth and melt-in-the-mouth nature of these awesome delicacies. And of course, any mention of idli and vada is incomplete without talking about the side-dishes. Brilliance is coconut chutney and sambhar. But alas!!! In JS-mess (It’s a 24hr running mess serving only south food), they have their own definition of these items.

Coconut Chutney:

Let me start with coconut chutney. Abundance of coconut in Bengal would suggest that it will be one of the best items on the menu. If only it were that simple!!!

The JS-mess guys have taken this chutney to a different level. A Coconut-chutney-harvesting you could call it. I am sure that after eating their chutney and washing your hands, you will try hard to find out 6 differences between the thing you had washed your hands with and the coconut chutney you had on your plate. And what to say when it rains!!! The Chutney-vessel turns into a never ending one like the one used by Draupadi during their vanvas.

Idli and Vada:

The heroes of the day are of course the “Idlis” and “Vadas”. Really strong and inflexible heroes that is!!! For the frail of heart and the weak of teeth, these idlis give nightmares. One bite or actually one attempted bite is enough to send you running away with a tooth-ache!

India is wasting her time signing nuclear deals and arm deals and other such stuff. They should just hire the JS-mess guys and appoint one of them as the secretary of defense. They will mass produce idlis and vadas in all shapes and sizes and use them according to the amount of destruction required. Idli bullets, Idli grenades, Vada mines, Idli-Vada whatever.

Houses and all other construction items can also be built with these idlis. Indestructible structures you see, and India will become a super-power within days. Now for these houses and all, what do you use to hold the idlis and vadas together………….!!!


Look no further!!!!

The sambhar they give is actually same as the chutney except for floating bits of pumpkin and tomato and a Yellow color. But the actual Sambhar they prepare is only a mouthful. They dilute it with the excess chutney so that it can satisfy the thirst of some 300 odd customers.

This original concoction of the sambhar was what I was referring to. Cement? Concrete? Mud? JS-mess Sambhar is here!!!!

So till I write again…bye!!! Need to cool down now. Our software goes live today at 10pm IST. If anything goes wrong, who knows the clients may start bombarding us with the same new variety of bullets-granades-mines!!!





19 thoughts on “Our Eternal Struggle………

  1. hahahahaha! loved the way you wrote it! Great stuff! Good luck with the idlis.. I hope the Government reads your post soon! 😛


  2. Haha… best line….”The Chutney-vessel turns into a never ending one like the one used by Draupadi during their vanvas.”

    Dying to visit this Mess and make a Mess…


  3. You Know Bhai… your description on this Idli-Sambhar-Chutney got just one name to my mind and thats Monisha Sarabhai(as am seeing re-runs of Sarabhai these days)

    Jokes apart but our Canteen fellow is no different. People here prefer to fast than have lunch at the canteen.


  4. Hahahaha…totally rocking!!!
    Seems your ‘mess’ people are too busy launching ‘missiles’ !!!
    Imagines missiles with names like IDLI, vada etc and just imagine the missile launchers !
    Once you should treat those mess guys to their ‘rock solid’ creations…may be after tasting they will stop it…hehehe


    • That reminds me of few other dishes. Remember those chicken and all delicacies with all ammo names. =))


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