The Biryani

Charred remains of auburn onion: 

Inviting network of rightly burnt brown.

Precisely steamed bits of fluffy rice: 

A long lost Jasmine courtyard.

Restlessly sweating, juicy succulents—

Mutton—mingled in spicy nectar.

Biryani: A sensory feast in layers.

A piece of subcontinent’s accrued humanity