Elaine and I decided for a date to meet up. I was so excited that I am meeting one of my oldest friends from wordpress, even if for a virtual date. There is no better love to share than the love for food! Right Elaine? I totally love her and her gorgeous food! The dips, the vegetable roasts, the goodness bars are just to die for.
Sometimes I wonder, how lucky I would have been if I was her neighbor. Sigh! I wish I had known her when I lived in UK 10 years ago.
When she said that let’s catch up over your food, I had these dishes whirling on my head. Knowing her love for Middle East food, vegetarian, eggplants, gluten free and healthier dishes in general; I had a full lunch menu in my mind but that became too ambitious for me. So I cut it down to the Brunch Menu!
A Brunch Menu which has an aromatic and healing Green tea from the northern state of India, Kashmir, infused with spices and saffron.
A brunch is not complete at my place without a hearty savory dish. So I made “Baingan ke Pakode”. These are traditionally deep fried and people just love these back in India. Though not as common as potato and onion fritters, they have they own cult.