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!


•Neem leaves

•Jeera powder


•Kashmiri mirch powder

•Sesame seeds



•Ghee to roast


•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.

Homemade Colic-Aid

T’s been suffering from a little colic off late. So I decided to put together a gripe water recipe to soothe his little troubled tum. Most mums are aware that Ajwain (carom seeds) is an old ‘Naani ka Nuskha’ for easing colic. Here’s a combination of a few other ingredients that have seemed to help.

  • Dil (shepu, savaa)
  • Ajwain (carom seeds)
  • Saunf (fennel seeds)
  • Adrak (ginger)
  • A little bit of sugar (optional)

Put the ingredients together and bring to a boil. Let the mix cool. Strain and give spoonfuls (10ml) through the day. on some days I also mix a bit in his regular water that he has from the sippy cup.