As Julia's Child says "People who love to eat are always the best people". And I believe myself to be the person who loves to EAT. My love for food is a never ending quest. I quote myself as a "connoisseur" when it comes to trying new recipes, exploring different cuisines and eating as different as possible. Though being a hardcore foodie, the meal of the day that bores me a lot is the Breakfast. Being considered as the most important meal of the day, most often (though I know it's bad to skip) I try to skip my breakfast.
The fight between my mother and I is a never ending process, when it comes to breakfast. As you know South Indians are famous for varieties of delicious recipes especially for breakfast. In spite of that, our regular nashta schedule turns out to be repetitive, which is obviously an irritating factor for a big-foodie like me. The soft steamed idli's, crispy dosa's, vada or pongal with sambar followed by filter coffee remained as the regular or the ONLY things to be consumed for breakfast for ages.
I accept, the South Indian food menu for breakfast are tasty as well as health considering the ingredients used. But the fun part would be the similar recipes for both the breakfast and dinner; and that annoys me the most. Being a fussy and choosy foodie, my taste palette needs change often. The food needn't be complicated but yet I need them to be tasty, different and simple to prepare.
So, I started with my quest to find new breakfast recipes that aren't complicated to prepare as well as to consume. And the toughest job of all, to convince my mother that they are as healthy as eating an idli or dosa and could give me enough energy to start my day. So what could convince my mom?
CORNFLAKES! One thing I hate the most for breakfast, but I could force myself to eat them for a day at the max. But on the other hand, my mom loves cornflakes served with hot milk and fruits; also considers that it is a good option for breakfast. And it's hard to convince both of us. I also tried the cornflakes with cold milk as a friend suggested; OOPS! I hated eating them as there isn’t any flavour. I was puzzled how could people have such a food for breakfast just for the reason that they are healthy; But, I can’t accept that. I never compromise taste over health. That's when my search engine figured out a recipe using cornflakes. Recipes with cornflakes as an ingredient? Really!? Alright, lets check out.
As I clicked the link, there was a cute boy asking his mom to prepare Nashta for 'Best tiffin competition' at his school. With minutes left for him to start to school, Chef Ajay Chopra helped his mom to prepare 'Corn Flakes Coconut Ladoos.' Where on earth do ladoos have cornflakes!? It sounded innovative, the ingredients used were simple and visually it looked delectable.
There was a pack of Kelloggs at my home, left untouched for a month; I grabbed all the ingredients and made the ladoos in 10 minutes max. And they tasted YUMMY! And cherry to the top of my ladoos was my mom's compliment and she never believed the ingredients, I used for making the ladoos until I showed her the video. And it was time to Thank Guptaji's family, the number of days I eat idli for nastha is well balanced with the mouth-watering and simple-to-prepare recipes with Kelloggs Cornflakes. Be it the continental 'cheesy cornflakes' or the hindustani 'khatta moong cornflakes' or the sweet treats 'choco walnut cornflakes muffins' and 'cornflakes ladoos,' everything has its own classic feel. I also added the video for your reference.
The varieties given by Guptaji's family in Nastha are never ending. And it's just their recipes that make me go crazy then how would be to dine-in with them for Nashta. The full course meal with Guptaji son's mimics, his daughter's interesting boyfriend gossips, Guptaji's cute and angry talks and the final course of Kelloggs Corn Flakes Nashta prepared by Mrs. Gupta and Chef Ajay ji would be a treat for my tummy.
I believe 'Sleep is just a time portal to Breakfast'. And Kellogg's Waale Guptaji Ka Nashta recipes celebrates breakfast and make them more interesting. If breakfast ends up this tasty, why would I skip them.
How Guptaji influenced my daily breakfast routine? Reviewed by Divya Srinivasan on 16:29 Rating: