Mostly white, creamy soup with green specks|
Middle and Upper Class|
- 3 parts cucumber
- 1 part Mint leaves
- 2 parts yogurt
- ⅓ part oil
- ⅓ part vinegar
- 2 parts water
- ⅛ part salt
- Desired amount of hot or tabasco sauce
Deep in the deserts of Farah’deen, expert cooks worked their magic; cutting, mashing and mixing until they discovered the perfect concoction now known as Sumaturun. A delicious soup made of crisp cucumber, fresh mint and tangy yogurt, the dish is a local favorite, giving a refreshing burst to those who partake. It is a welcome relief in the scorching heat of the desert during meal times that is only possible thanks to a captured Qadir invention called the Isaq’tilay. Its creation has prompted an increase in Songaskian cultivation across Farah’deen, to keep up with the high demand for cucumbers and Mint that grew along with it.
Sumaturun began its life in the Songaskian capital of Korbamakora a short time after its completion. Qadir servants abounded in the city and their knowledge and skills were aptly used to better the capital for its population. The second Massya of the Songaskian Masaya had a problem: water. While warm water was very easy to come by and Qadir machines aided the city to produce enough for a majority of the populace on an everyday basis, its warmth was a bit irksome and unappealing to those Songaskians who sought refined tastes. They knew what cold water was like, and they wanted more of it. To that end, they searched for methods of cooling ice but grew suspicious when their Qadir servants claimed that there was no way. Within a few short years, however, this was proven to be a lie, as the Songaskia stole and began to use Isaq’tilays, devices that had been kept hidden from the Songaskia until that point. The Clockwork machine cooled water into ice and the Songaskia rejoiced both at their cleverness and dominance over the Qadir. They immediately began experimenting with culinary applications for the machine’s ice and soon, one among them concocted Sumaturun. Using plants then rare in the region, the substance was lauded as a wonderful meal for the Songaskian upper classes to enjoy to help cool themselves off during the heat of the day. Later, when the agriculture of the Masaya began to expand, Mint and cucumbers were some of the first crops planted and as time continued, because the Qadir within the Masaya entered into a more conciliatory relationship with their overlords, more Isaq’tilays were produced. Nowadays, these machines are easily accessible by most middle class Songaskians. Thus, Sumaturun is made with ease, and many consume it daily in the vast desert lands of Farah’deen, cooled within thanks to a technological marvel.
Sumaturun takes little special knowledge but a good bit of prep work to make. First, the cucumbers need to be cleaned, peeled and minced. Then the Mint leaves must be cleaned and diced, though a few whole ones must be kept for garnish later. The Mint along with a half cup of water and the cucumbers should be ground up, via a mortar and pestle, until the mixture is mashed and mixed into a puree of sorts. The puree mixture should then be transferred into a larger bowl, mixed in with the yogurt, oil, vinegar, salt and remaining cup and a half of water. The creation must then be stirred well until everything blends in together. The mixture must be left to settle on a chilled bed of ice cubes or the ice cubes must be directly added into the mix. The soup can then be served with a garnish of whole Mint leaves and, if desired, a dollop or two of hot sauce.
- Sumaturun looks like a smooth white liquid, with flecks of green from the Mint leaves and cucumber chunks.
- The dish sports a strong cucumber and Mint smell, with hints of a tangy scent from the yogurt.
- This cold soup tastes like cucumber and mint intermingled with tangy plain yogurt, though can have a spicy tingle should hot sauce be lightly applied.
- This dish is commonly served to outsiders as a way of bragging by the Songaskia, to show how they have conquered heat that most other Races find oppressive.
- Most Qadir outside the urban centers of the Songaskian Masaya reject consumption of a creation that, in their eyes, was gained at the cost of their private knowledge.
HydraLana on 08/31/2019.|
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