Chasing away the wintry blues

I had promised myself an early night, but instead, I found myself writing up recipes for this week’s advanced class and then landing here. Oh well, so much for catching up on sleep…

With the chilly weather and uninspiring November rain settling in, we look for pleasure in creature comforts, being the forever wanting mortals that we are. I pictured myself curling up on my cosy, worn out 12-year-old  sofa in the conservatory, sipping a cup of freshly brewed Indian Chai, watching the rain wash out my back garden. Now add to that some hot ‘n’ spicy veggie samosas, sweet onion bhajis or garma garam (steaming hot) pakoras and  you are transported to the heavenly planes.

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A lovely lady who joined my cookery classes earlier this summer has moved onto my advanced course. We have been through several dishes, some of which have been challenging and some rather elaborate. This week’s class where we are making the rather delectable Kashmiri Chai and traditional Indian snacks is a much anticipated one and well timed I would say. A perfect antidote for the Winter blues.

Stay tuned as I will be sharing the recipe for these crispy pakoras in my next post.

pakoras

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