Tae get your juices gaun we’ve
the brawest Indian food fur ye.
caller oot o Scotland’s seas.
King prawns hottered wi a sauce,
tomatay, ingan, special spice;
a yoghurt pickle mixter-maxter,
rice maskit wi fine rose watter.
Try Shabnam, a receipt fae
the fithills o the Himalayas;
a wee paratha oan the side,
Basmati birled wi mustard seed.
A toothsome dish wi plenty teeth,
oor het an sherp Jalfrezie
isnae fur the chucken hertit!
– jist fur fowk that like it gey het.
Afore yer meal comes tae an end,
ye’ve goat tae try the brawest blend
o Indian and Scottish flavours:
vegetable HAGGIS fritters!
About this poem
This poem was reproduced on a postcard for National Poetry Day 2004. Eight poetry postcards are published each year by the Scottish Poetry Library to celebrate National Poetry Day and are distributed throughout Scotland to schools, libraries and other venues. The theme for 2004 was food. You can find out more about National Poetry Day in our National Poetry Day pages, where you’ll also find resources to go with the poems.