A hot cup of tea, a bowlful of these Nimki/Namak pare and I can easily go in my happy zone. As the weather starts to get a little chilly, my craving for deep fried food starts growing. These nimki are also quite favorite during the festive season. In between all the sweet indulgence, it’s nice to crunch these savory bites. There are different ways that one could shape these crackers and so, here I have Namak Pare (Crunchy Savory Crackers) shaped in three simple ways!
I have never been a morning person and so, the weekday breakfast is mostly toast and oats. Unless, it’s a weekend or a special day that calls for a special breakfast! I have a round up of 20 breakfast recipes that could help you this Valentines day. A little boost of color on the breakfast plate helps to kick-start the special day in the most positive way. The best part is that none of these take a lot of time!
Smooth, wholesome and cozy bowls of soup is what we need this month! This Roasted Broccoli and Fennel Soup is super easy to make and roasting the veggies just makes the soup tastier. Top it with some croutons, shaved parmesan cheese, a little drizzle of olive oil and dig in.
Some days are busy and some days are lazy. While the busy days start with ginger tea and cereal poured from a box in a bowl of cold milk, a lazy day begins late with a plateful of our desired breakfast. From something egg-y to sooji halwa, from bread pakoda to roasted tomatoes with buttermilk biscuits; we prepare anything we feel like eating that morning. Weekend is a day of indulgence for us and we like to slow it down and cherish the two precious days of the week.
Some weekend starts on a very lazy note with a cup of hot ginger tea at ten in the morning followed by zero plans to implement. It doesn’t happen often but whenever it does, Arvind takes every opportunity to make the day as unproductive as he can and at times, I tag along with the flow. We order takeout, be a couch potato and watch movies back to back while sipping some wine or beer in between.
Most Indian kitchens would always have a spice rack with zillion colorful spices, multiple containers with different types of lentil, a huge container filled with wheat flour and definitely a white rice container. Typically! When it comes to utensils, you would always find a pressure cooker or two! Pressure Cooker might intimidate a lot of people but not an Indian wife. They have some kind of love towards them. My Mom has three of those.. different sizes and uses them almost every day. There is one in my kitchen too, hiding somewhere in some counter. I could never like those! Tough to…
One thing I miss the most is my mom cooked food and specially her chicken dish! It's not that she would add a lot of flavor or marinate for hours yet it would be like something you never tasted before. This is not my Mom's recipe , I don't even give a try to that. I mean to say why to spoil the fun of waiting for months just to hear that music in your mouth ;)