First 2 Photo credits to my new brother in law Aamir Wani @kashmirthroughmylens @my.glass.universe When undergoing a journey of such beauty, your perception is changed. You are taken aback, shocked by the indescribable. The few words that in your vocabulary consist of “wow” and questionable instincts of believing if such a place is just a figment of your imagination. You are simply speechless and struggle to comprehend the difference between dreams painted in your mind or the actual painting live in front of you. The long steep journey is now rewarding, the cold air is now fresh and the unspeakable scenery is beyond self description. You begin to notice the White clouds that are now within your reach, the timeless pale blue sky complimenting everything, the greenery is crisp and provide the rawness of the place and most importantly the heavenly mountains that are unforgettable in your mind. We spent the day in the Himalayan Mountains and as we got to the first base we had to have masala tea and pakoras. It had rained the night before and so the snow was slippery and many of us had slips and slides. After skiing and sledging and doing many more activities as the bunch we are we had more masala tea and paratha on top of the mountain before we headed down. As per the holiday tips on @shazeats_mandysway because of the indulgent lunch I opted for a light dinner. A green spinach soup and a chicken salad. So satisfying and the best way to warm up after an icy day in the mountains. This is the recipe from the CLOVES restaurant from The KYBER hotel in Gulmarg, Kashmir. Thank you to Moshin Khan and his team for looking after us. Spinach Soup You will thoroughly enjoy this nutrient-dense, easy-to-prepare spinach soup. Cooking it with low-fat milk gives it a lovely emerald green colour, which together with the aroma of sautéed onions and garlic, makes this soup irresistible! This soup is especially recommended for all the weight-conscious readers. The soup has not been strained in order to retain the fibre of the spinach. Ingredients 3 cups shredded spinach , washed and drained 1 tsp oil 1 tsp crushed garlic 1/2 cup chopped onions 1 cup fat-free milk salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Method 1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the garlic and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute or till the onions turn translucent. 2. Add the spinach and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes. 3. Add 1½ cups of water, mix well and bring to boil (approx. 2 to 3 minutes), while stirring once in between. 4. Cool slightly and blend in a mixer till smooth. 5. Transfer the mixture into a deep non-stick pan, add the milk, salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
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