The leaves are changing from emerald green they once were in summer to the most beautiful hues of fall. The golden yellows, chili pepper reds and sunset orange leaves blowing in the cool wind make me yearn for the comforting foods of my childhood. What shall it be – warm chicken soup, or perfectly scrambled eggs smothered in ghee, chicken potpie or just a good old bowl of oats porridge. Porridge has been my pick more often than once, so I thought I’d share it with you. It’s so quick to make and it definitely “hits the spot”. It’s warm, velvety, creamy texture with hints of ghee is just perfect for a day like this. So don’t blame me when you grab a warm cozy blanket, curl up and maybe take a little snooze to the sound of the rustling fall leaves outside your window.
A milky tea concoction is called by several names in India. Chaa is one of them, Chai another and Cha, one more amongst many others. Obviously depending on the part of the country you’re from, there is a name for this sweet milky goodness.
My Mum’s Recipe
I was about to publish this recipe and realized that maybe some of you out there may have no idea what halwo is. I would humbly describe it as a cool, creamy, almost jello-like milk dessert. Maybe in the same family as Panna cotta, an italian dessert, but a lot lighter and creamier.