Priyank Chopra’s Journey With India’s Indian Maharajah
If you have recently come across the quote “appointment with destiny” then you will know that Priyank Chopra has also been a leading proponent of the “Siddhartha Gita.” The famous Indian author, the Humble Indian, mentioned in his book “The Secret”, that “my first encounter with the Siddhartha Gita was when I was nineteen.
It was a Saturday evening at a great Indian restaurant where the menus were changed at the last minute to suit the tastes of the patrons and the deyan Mandarin ate his first meal at that place, all three courses were fried rice and dal (poppy seeds), but when the day came out the deyan Mandarin decided to make it spicy and his friend advised him to add garlic to the dish. The Mandarin, who was a vegetarian, chose to have no added butter, salt or pepper and in spite of the non-vegetarianism in his diet, was delighted by the hearty taste of the day that his friend had given him.
Then he consulted the recipe books of his country, India, which has many deluxe cookbooks, and discovered that garlic was the secret to delicious dal. He called me up on the telephone that very night and asked what I thought. I suggested to him that he had wasted the dal and that he would be able to get far more if he tried butter and salt.
After talking a bit about eating he added that he wanted to try fried rice next time he visited the restaurant. Well, I suggested that he should try something else, something different, something that would not require him to go home and research which spices to use for what dish, something he had never tried before. Priyank Chopra then explained to him that the secret to tasty fried rice is the addition of butter and salt and not only do those two things work together, but the method to fry rice is to fry it until it is golden brown in color and then spread the oil on the top of the rice. The deyan Mandarin, he said was in love with butter and asked if I could help him to learn how to make a butter flavored oil. I told him that my mother had been making it for years and that it had a unique flavor and it was good enough to eat with toasted bread.
And so began the relationship between the deyan Mandarin and Priyank Chopra and my mother, as they became friends, and we all learned how to make butter flavored oil. After that time the deyan Mandarin made his own butter oil and this is how he learned to become the best chef in the world.
Well, he got to be so good that I was in awe, but in true form the deyan Mandarin was a sensitive and elegant person and so tender as to be inconsequential and had a very delicate beauty about him. His compassion for all living creatures was truly astounding and while we were talking he held the little white duck in his arms as the water ran over it and he gently brushed its feathers and then gently set it down on the table for us to enjoy.
In his book “My Search For God” his book was written about his relationship with the deyan Mandarin and is a story that needs to be read to be believed. The reader can find out what Priyank Chopra did to end his relationship with the deyan Mandarin and find out what he has in store for the deyan Mandarin, in “My Search For God”. Priyank Chopra will be missed dearly by his fans around the world.
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