I’m posting two recipes today to send them off to two events. This first one is for Open Sesame 2nd Edition. Choose a box, get a riddle, solve the riddle and post a recipe with the ingredient were the rules of Open Sesame. I thought it sounded like fun and I sent an email to Siri for my riddle. I flunked my first try, but got it right the second time. Here’s the riddle (for Box 2).
I am a flower but adorn a bouquet, I do not
I have an inbuilt perfume in my being
So strong and so intense that my oil will make your insides ‘hot’
My medical impact all over the world seen.
My ‘Yorubas’ infusion is the ‘savior’ of star wars
I have been used as a barter by the fellow ‘sadiqi’s’ during trades
One does not have to fight tooth or ‘nail’ for me
I am usually pink but mostly available browned in shades
I may be dry , I may overpower your tongue
But add a little for that midas touch
Come now, start thinking of that spice
Whose bite make your ‘teeth’ say Ouch!
My first guess was “Peppercorn” which was wrong and costed me 5 points. Second was correct and the answer is CLOVES.
For the recipe, my MIL made Phool Makhani Curry with spicy clove masala. I never had phool makhani before, they look like big pop corn, but they are actually popped lotus seeds. They are pretty bland to begin with, but absorb any and all the flavors that you add.