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Namak paare/Nimki

Namak Pare नमक पारे is a savoury snack mostly found at home at almost all times of the year and its mainly served with tee. These are especially made at the time of festivals in India too. Its very popular at the time of Deepawali and Holi too. I bought a bowl full for my Italian friends and they were gone like hot cakes. Its a very minimal ingredient recipe and it tastes great with a hot chai or even a glass of Wine like my friends did. Here is what you will need: 2 cups of white flour 3/4 tsp salt 1 tsp Carom seeds (Ajwain अजवायन) if available a pinch of baking powder 2 tbsp Ghee (butter/oil) a little less then 1 cup of water Method: 1. Take all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mi

Apricot Tart

My first memories of eating a tart are from the region of Darjeeling in India. We were visiting my Mama (Mom`s brother) who used to work at the beautiful tee garden "Longview Tee Estate" I must have been between 8 or 10 years old. I had learnt so many things in that trip, which I still remember. Coming from Jaipur, ours was a traditional Indian family, but here there was a combination on tradition influence by the western culture, as Longview`s history started in 1879 under the British Raj. That was my first ever visit from the Desert land of Rajasthan to the mountain region of India, my first even peek into a different culture of the tee gardens. As I recall now, it feels quite compatible