Summer this year was spent in India, had a lovely time and throughly enjoyed my stay. Every time I come back with myriad of experiences mostly good and some that are forgettable. India I think is experiencing growing pains, I met people from both sides, one with progressive thinking, open minded, NGO's and mostly society conscious and the other extremely orthodox to the point of believing in untouchables(yes they do exist) ,close minded and with extreme narrow vision. I was beyond shocked to say the least. Progression to me means maturity of though and action, mind and heart, you could ape the west and buy the best gear available drive the best car,but if you forget your core values such as respect for elders, tolerance for others and your thinking hasn't developed what use is the progress of.
Can only hope and wish that people inculcate best practices of the west with the beliefs of the east.
Speaking of making the best of both worlds is where my recipe comes in play. Inspired by a dear colleague, tried out Panini with Chole. Simple, delicious, healthy and super easy to make. So here goes the recipe
Preparation time ~ 10 min
Feeds 1 person
Recipe given for one portion, expand according to your servings
2 whole wheat Roti/tortilla
2 tbsp fresh mint chutney
2 tbsp sweet chutney
1/4 cups choley/channa masala
1/4 tomato cut into small cubes
1/4 cup green bell pepper/capsicum cut into small cubes
1/4 cup red onion chopped finely into small cubes
1/2 cup of greens (cilantro,mint and green onions finely chopped)
pinch of salt
pinch of chaat masala
3.Top generously with fresh vegetables and mixed green
4. Add a pinch of salt, sprinkle chaat masala and drizzle sweet tamarind chutney.
7. Enjoy them hot with your choice of chutney or ketchup and a glass of cold mango lassi
Crunchiness of vegetables,sweet and spicy chutneys and the flaky roti makes for super delicious snack which can be a meal in itself
Hump day is over, looking forward to the weekend.