Simple meals in complicated times

Now that we’re experiencing this life of ‘social distancing’, we’re trying our best to be as judicious with our food consumption as possible. No extras and no untimely snacks.

With the scarcity of processed food, perishable produce is what most are relying on with no real guarantee of quality. Each trip to the local vendor comes along with fear of “what if this stops too?” and a side of guilt when one knows about the situation of the daily wager.

Our morning meal is a simple potatoes, spinach (which I was lucky to find) and onion raita accompanied with hot rotis. This raita is filling and packed with veg. One can have this raita with pulao too.

It’s a quick and filling fix when we’re running short on time and energy given that chores need to be completed. Some might argue the combination of spinach and yoghurt to be a no go, however I am okay making the one odd exception once in a while.

It’s filling and delicious and one could add anything to it to make it hearty.

Here’s my recipe.

Ingredients for the Raita:

  • Boiled potatoes
  • Blanched spinach (optional)
  • Finely chopped onion
  • Coriander & Mint from our kitchen garden
  • Salt
  • Mustard powder
  • Hing
  • Cumin powder
  • Red chilli powder
  • 2 Pods of fresh garlic or garlic chives (optional)
  • Yoghurt

Method:

  • Cube the potatoes and boil them
  • Chop the spinach and blanch it
  • Chop the herbs and onion super fine
  • Whisk the yoghurt add water if necessarily thinning it down to the desired consistency
  • Add all the ingredients and the masalas to the yoghurt
  • Set it aside the raita to cool

Here’s wishing all a safe and healthy stay at home.

2 thoughts on “Simple meals in complicated times

    • Hi, yes its been a while. That was on a years contract and it ended :) Plus its hard now with the two munchkins so just trying to do my best to not stop blogging…. :)

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