Along with sounds of school bells, the sweet smell of summer vacations, the simple memories of the whole family huddling together to watch TV, and an innocence that seems to have faded many moons ago, there are too many things that are getting lost in time. Prime example: our recipes!
To say that India’s culinary heritage is rich is an absolute understatement. Each state has its own flavour and delicacies and we at Paper Boat are always finding ways to pay homage to them.
Let’s face it, Maa was right about *many* things, one amongst them being the myriad benefits of soaked badam. From healthy and glowing skin to better digestion to better brain health to boost in immunity, we’d be nuts to give them a miss – all puns are indeed intended. Besides, did you know? Soaked almonds are better than dry almonds because the peel of almonds contains tannin, which hinders nutrient absorption. Peeled almonds allows the nuts to release all the nutrients easily. It also might just appeal to your taste buds a lot more (probably something your mother knew best about). You could also opt for the Paper Boat Garlic and Herbs Peeled Almond And Seed Medley, which makes for a seriously mouthwatering evening snack.
Kashmiri Shufta Kanaguchhi
Called the rich man’s food owing to the exquisite nature of its ingredients, this delicacy native to Kashmir is one that’s too precious to get lost in time. A local dessert, it is served at Kashmiri weddings. This is what culinary dreams are made of. If you are in the mood to have a crunchy dessert or healthy evening snack made with dried nuts and fruit like almonds, walnuts, dried dates along with kesar, rose petals and cinnamon (among many other ingredients) then you should definitely try making this delicacy. You could also use Paper Boat Honey Glazed Nuts to make it. For added feels, put on a traditional Kashmiri phiran and find a fireplace to set the mood while you dig in.
Who hasn’t had a humble paratha or dal-chawal combo with a big dollop of aam ka achaar and felt their woes wash away like magic. Comfort food at it’s best! Something akin to marmalade, Murabba is a tasty delight with many health benefits like improving heart health and in managing diabetes, Amla Murabba in particular is often recommended as ‘nutritionist food’ to include in your daily diet. So what are you waiting for? Add this childhood delicacy back into your meals pronto! Also, if that chatpata achari flavour is your vibe, do try Paper Boat’s Vintage Achari Trail Mix - a winning combination of nuts, seeds and berries with spicy, sour notes of raw mango will be sure to give your mind and soul a whiff of your childhood home!