Priyanka’s Shrimp with a Sweet Onion Sauce

Kolumbi Phanaupkari

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By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

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I have always loved the name Priyanka, which means “pretty,” and hoped to call a baby girl (if I ever had one, which I never did) by that name. So when I got a cat, I named him Priyanka (of course he never knew he strutted around all ten years of his life with a girl’s name).

Years later, I met a stunningly beautiful woman, Leela Rao, at a mutual friend’s house. She had started a chocolate business, Raga (“Tune”) Chocolates, where she hand-made bite-size, truffle-shaped desserts of Indian origin with the help of her equally stunning young daughter, Priyanka. That mother-daughter bond was cruelly cut short by leukemia, which took eight-year-old Priyanka to a place where she no longer had to endure the pain and suffering caused by the disease. Leela said this curry brought her pretty Priyanka much pleasure, even during her down-and-out days. Savor it in her memory.