It is that time of the year again, when we go all out and buy our moms cards, flowers and gifts and take them out for swanky lunches and spa treats. Each of it is as thoughtful as the next, no doubt. However, the best gift to give to your mom, is take over her responsibilities in the kitchen for a while. (and by a while, we don’t mean one day!) Make simple and easy dishes and your mom will remember this special Mother’s Day treat for the longest time! (Which basically means forever!)
At the Part Time Cook, we have compiled some simple and easy to make recipes (along with some cheats) to make this coming Mother’s Day grand!
Moms love being served breakfast in bed. Do you know why? Because no one makes the effort to wake up early and make mom her favorite breakfast. (Also, the fact that moms have keen ears and the moment you start tinkering in the kitchen, the non stop clanking of utensils immediately alerts her that you are up to something! ) This easy to make veggie omelette recipe, served with some toast on the side is a nice way to wish her good morning.
Do you know how much your mom loves her tea? It gives her the energy to wake up and make food for all the fussy and picky eaters in the house. And you know that is saying something! =D
Treat her to this aromatic cup of tea, yes, you must!
Idlis with Chutney
All women fuss about eating healthy. And moms are no exception to this! Treat her to some piping hot idlis, served with some coconut chutney on the side. *winning*
Cheat code: Go buy the batter from a local store. Each market has one. And you can smell the place from half a kilometre away, owing to their wafting smells of filter coffee! And you MUST have a cup of the filter coffee while they freshly prepare your batter.
Mom likes her salad? Try this simple chicken salad, and add a couple of slices of toasted bread on the side. A sure happy moment.
Eggs are super easy to prepare, and preparing them in a curry form is one of our house favorites. Delicious egg curry served with some rice or roti on the side is a happy lunch memory.
Paneer Tikka Masala
Paneer tikka masala is an easy dish to prepare. And is not very easy to mess up! (We know you are reading this and smiling!)
Cheat code: Afraid of experimenting too much? Well, you can buy the gravy in a super market. Most chains carry pre prepared packets of gravy, to which you just need to add paneer. However, please don’t do that unless you are a 110% convinced that you will burn the kitchen down. Freshly made food ALWAYS tastes better!
Prawn in butter garlic sauce
Easily, the easiest recipe of make. Go make heap loads for your mom already. Serve with a glass of wine!
Make some home style chicken curry for you ma! Serve this with lots of love, and rice on the side.
We would have given you recipes for a millions desserts, but let’s just use the easy way out and get a big tub of ice cream. Two spoons. And love.
Here is our recipe for pina colada ice cream.
Go make some amazing food already you guys! Wishing you all a very happy Mother’s Day!