29.11.07

Keeping with the fruit theme

No mango without tango.
alternatively,
No tango, no mango.

Or, how to tempt your child/student/partner into practicing their dancing, by offering slices of wonderfully ripe Alphonso*. Or, for any other work-reward scenario. Or indeed, just because.




* Or badaami, or paayree, or chausa, or totapuri, or...

10 comments:

scout said...

hate mangoes. HATE.

??! said...

tsk. is more the pity. sympathy.

Renovatio said...

What the hell is totapuri...

Dude, I want a salsa partner. My old planned partner ditched me by going and becoming a salsa instructor at the same place. Come to think of it, she'd have gotten completely sick of me as she had already come close to perfecting it anyway. Still. Grr et al.

km said...

There, I've just lost all respect for that girl Scout.

mumblemumblehowcananyonehatemangoesmumble.

Totapuri is a southern mango variety (I think.)

//Langda is the boss.

Space Bar said...

tota = parrot. the mango with the hooked nose is kilimooku manga. signifies the end of the mango season in the south.

with scout on this. can live a happy life without mangoes.

Pri said...

totapuri = polly mango.
to be eaten with chilli powder and salt and a little sugar. do not mix sambhar pudi in it. it looks a lot like chilli powder but it's not the same thing and your body will do all kinds of strange things if you're not careful.

Tabula Rasa said...

i'm with scout and the bar here. can live happily without mangoes. but willing to make an exception for a himsagar.

Renovatio said...

What's the mango with the bug inside?

on_trial said...

Spoilt.

??! said...

so many mango-unlovers? who would've thought it. Mango milkshakes, mango icecream, cold aamras with hot puris, chilled mango slices...no? Eh, more for us then.

And ok - totapuri is the biggish* mango which has the insect laying its egg in. you know its ripe when the bug eats its way out and flies off. Of course, they don't normally sell those (just keep one sample for them to know when its ripe) but I've once actually seen that happening. Very cool it was.

* Smaller than Rajapuri, which is smaller than the Gaddhamaar - which is truly enormous.