I was a princess in Mount Abu. The day I would arrive, my Nani would send my Mama out to pick out the freshest of fruits, vegetables and fish for me. She would spend her entire morning cooking so that the minute we reached home, she could pamper us with her magical food. She cooked an innumerable variety of dishes but three of them were my favourite. So, when I was asked to describe the most memorable meal I had ever had, I could not help but write about her food.
Break pakodas with chutney
Before every meal, my Nani would serve us hot pakodas with chutney. My favourite were the bread pakodas filled with paneer, green chilly and condiments, with a kishmish glistening right at its centre. Dipped into the sweet and spicy pudina chutney, with just a hint of butter, a bite of the pakoda was all that was required to transport me to heaven and back, for the next course of course.
Little pieces of fried fish bobbing on a thick creamy gravy with a dusting of jeera powder and a sprinkling of dhaniya cut finely was my absolute favourite dish in the world. There was a delicate crunch outside, the fish being coated in my Nani’s special batter and then fried till it was nice and crispy and the soft and beautiful inside were too good for words. The curry’s taste was accentuated by the smooth tomato and onion gravy, made rich by adding a some kaju paste in it. Nani’s fish gravy was best eaten with her stuffed naan, which would be crumbly and soft with a tiny surprise of the hidden makhan right at the centre.
Tiny, bite sized rasgullas with finally chopped dry fruits floating on a smooth layer of surprise; a mixture of rabdi and almond paste, Ras malai was my favourite sweet dish. Pop one into your motuh and it would instantly melt and then you could taste the sweetness of the rabdi and the crunchiness of the pistachio that had been added as garnish.
And do you know why these meals looked so damn gorgeous? Well, its because my Nani used Borosil products to serve my meals. J
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