He didn’t mind the dreadful stench that came from the gutter opposite the restaurant. He didn’t mind waiting to be served. He normally didn’t make such hasty decisions about where to eat, but the sign had drawn him in. He couldn’t resist. He attempted to play a game on his phone, but his eyes kept wandering to the next table, where the boy was eating poori-bhaji.
Then the waiter served him his order. Hot poori-bhaji and the precious stuff in a little bowl. He ate with relish. He wouldn’t be able to come this way again until tomorrow. Until then, the memory of this meal would have to sustain him. As he left the restaurant, he turned back to read the sign again: Onions served free!
Onions are an integral part of Indian cuisine. With this particular dish and several others, raw onions are served, without an extra charge. However, in the last few months, onion prices have hit the roof and restaurants are cutting back on that free serving of onions.
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