Nimki (Namakpara/Whole wheat cracker)

Welcome to my childhood!

Nimki, as we call it, is an integral part of my childhood. Be it festivals, relatives visiting or general summer vacation love, my grandmom used to make Nimki as a special treat. These aromatic little diamonds of fried goodness are best had warm. And with pickle or ketchup. Yes, ketchup (I’m a little weird that way).

My sister and I would keep going into the kitchen when we knew prep was on, sneaking in tastes of the dough and waiting for the fresh, hot, crispy goodness to come off the stove. YUM.

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Roasted Potatoes

So if there is only one thing you must know about me, it is that i LOVE potatoes! LOVE, not love. Really Really Love.

Being half Bengali, half Bihari might have something to do with it. Just maybe.

My granddad used to eat the same thing for lunch every day – roti, dal and aloo ki sabzi. Everyday.

This version of potatoes is something I’ve experimented with more recently, given that I have an oven and am trying newer ways to cook my dear potato.

Its got the familiarity of all the masalas that are common to north indian cooking along with the crispy, crunchy feel of fries (which I adore) and the feeling of being healthier, since it’s baked not fried. WIN!

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