Crackling Neem

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I’ve been reading about how to consume neem leaves lately and a recent post by a friend about roasted Neem got me thinking on the lines of the ‘Crackling Spinach’ we all love so much and adapt it by using neem instead of spinach.

Yes it was bitter, but boy was it crunchy and packed a flavourful punch. I was surprised at how easily it was accepted by the kids too.

Here’s to more flavour while building our immunity with this medicinal plant!

Ingredients:

•Neem leaves

•Jeera powder

•Hing

•Kashmiri mirch powder

•Sesame seeds

•Salt

•Sugar

•Ghee to roast

Method:

•Heat a little ghee

•Add the sesame seeds and roast for a few seconds

•Add the neem leaves and roast until crisp

•Add a pinch of hing, mirch powder, salt and sugar all to taste

Store in an airtight container and consume at the earliest.

French Toast Appé

Thought of rendering a little ‘desi’ twist to my critters’ favourite french toast.

Needless to say they polished it off without a wince or a whine 😆

Egg
Milk
Cinnamon powder
Vanilla extract
Jaggery
Salt, pinch
Bread roughly torn

Whisk the eggs with milk, cinnamon powder, jaggery, punch of salt and vanilla extract. Add the bread bits.


Fry off in an Appé pan with butter.

Have a great Monday!