Brunch is easy

This Sunday why not be a wee bit lazy and have a brunch instead of cooking breakfast AND lunch. If this ideas works for you, why not extend the invitation to some close friends too? A brunch needs to be preplanned so that all the ingredients have been bought a day earlier. A weekend is best enjoyed when the pace is leisurely so why rush out for shopping?

I would prepare some of the ingredients a night before so that I can have some more shuteye. Things like potatoes can be boiled and refrigerated; dough can be kneaded and refrigerated; greens can be cleaned and trimmed; pulses can be boiled and refrigerated the night before.

Try and combine recipes that will cater to the whole family. A mix of Indian and Conti works just fine! If you have invited extended family and friends over, maybe a potluck idea is more exciting! In which case you will have to cook less but do discuss the menu before hand with them so that the dishes complement each other. Also keep the table settings in place and house cleaned up. Combine the simple with the complex, or the ordinary dish with an exotic one. This works well because you have the time to dish up something new and cook at ease.

If there is one deep fried dish then take care to see that the rest of the meal is not deep fried too. It becomes high in calories and too much work for the person cooking who will have to fry a lot! If you are expecting a large group over, it makes sense to make coffee and tea in adequate amounts and pour them into thermos flasks.

As it rains outside and you sit comfortably in your living room sipping coffee and chatting post brunch, write back and tell me how much you enjoyed your Sunday! Let me give you some brunch recipes too. Appam, Vegetable Ishtew, Oven Baked Eggs with creamy vegetables is a good combination. Or try Aloo Chole, Peethiwali Puri with Murgh Makkai.

Till I write again.
Sanjeev Kapoor

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