Sunday, January 8, 2012


You know that feeling when you meet someone and you click instantly not because you get along but because they inspire you to be more than what you thought you could be. It’s the 8th of January, and the hailstorm last night has left all of New Delhi feeling a little more dramatic than they usually do. The chilly winds and grey skies make is seem like we’re just patiently waiting for something shoddier to come along. The 4th was my uncle’s birthday, so we had a charming little tea party at Elma’s CafĂ© which finds itself perfectly placed in the corner of a delightful street at Hauz Khas village. What can I say; I just fell in absolute love with the place! Its so completely Victorian! With their floral upholstery and the pretty blue on white china. From scones (weren't the best iv eaten, but hey, at least they'r available) that were served with clotted cream and luminous berry jam to enormous slices of the royal red velvet cake. The French press coffee was absolutely divine and the lazy afternoon seemed to pass so comfortable as we sipped numerous cups of the delightful honey ginger lemon. It was like a magic potion with glitter in a cup. The staff was exceptionally pleasant, that’s what I thought was terrific about the place- that’s the one thing that wasn’t British and how glad I was!

Today I tried what I would call an Indian English omlette! Pan, olive oil, garlic, ginger, green chilies- sautĂ©. Add to that coarsely chopped tomato and after about 7.5 seconds so its still part raw and you can taste their sweetness and appreciate the striking red color. Add the egg and milk mix (this mixture is basically 3 eggs beaten with 3 teaspoons of milk) Cover with a plate, turn off the stove after 10 seconds and let the steam cook you the most exquisite omlette. Believe me it’s going to be worth it. And let me just say this before you reconsider trying this out, it sincerely doesn't require any effort, it’s easier than boiling an egg!

Eat, cook, shine J

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