Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Leek Rotis and some pictures

Couple of weeks ago a casual stroll into the main city of London got us into a major train station. And what better way to spend the afternoon than to take a leisurely walk past the famous Waterloo station and the area around it. We were about to board our train from there also, so another excuse for being there... I know you all will be thinking why the train station.

There is nothing that a poetic mind can capture or conjure up a rattling story out of it. But even if there is no story, there is still this commotion that is happening around this whole sphere that still grabs our little attention. People buying train tickets and hurriedly, running up, to get into the designated platforms, many of them glued to the display/information board for latest updates of their respective trains, impatient kids jumping around, luggage being carried away making that rolling sounds.

The smell of coffee and various other types of food, and well not to forget getting into the rest rooms, queuing up and then looking for the last ten pence coin in one corner of the purse or many times again come back to the vending machine to get a pound change done. Such little activities sometimes go unnoticed.
Then there is these somber looks given by relatives when they bid farewell to their loving ones, but then farewell is always heart-wrenching. God knows how many farewells and re-unions this Waterloo station must have witnessed.

As we picked our picnic from a famous eating joint here, my eyes kind of wandered around these corners of the station and then on spur of the moment I clicked these pictures... I have been many times to Waterloo train station, but never realized that these views can be as much fun, as catching the trains from its platform. I never knew, even a train station amidst those entire chaotic happenings, can still become a sight of interest.

Next time if you are in central part of the city, do visit Waterloo station, well that is how one reaches city though.One of the most busiest train station in Europe- Waterloo is still fascinating , and spend some time there sipping a cup of coffee or having a quick lunch, soaking up these views. After all it’s where all the farewells and re-unions happen; otherwise the whole story of a famous Bollywood movie DDLJ would not have been formulated. Right?

Coming to the recipe for this post. Leek rotis, well what more to add, there is absolutely no recipe for this. If you know how to knead the dough for making the bread or rotis, you don’t need anything else, except that you should chop leek leaves very finely and clean them properly to get rid of mud. Rest is all a child’s play. That is how we like to incorporate green leafy vegetables into our meal plans. You can similarly make onion and spring onion rotis or paratha as well. Actually these are more like parathas with less oil.

Leek rotis
Recipe requirements
2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 large leek cleaned and chopped finely
1 tsp of cumin powder
½ tsp of red pepper powder
Pinch of hing
Salt as per taste
 2 tsp of oil
Some more oil or butter to smear at the end

Clean leek leaves well to get rid of mud. Then chop them finely.
Now mix in whole wheat flour, cumin powder, red pepper powder oil, salt and hing.Add in chopped leek leaves.
Knead well with little water. Keep aside for half an hour.
Now divide the dough into equal portions.
Roll into spheres and then cook over flat tava/iron skillet.

Smear some oil over it or butter what ever you prefer. Serve with a dollop of thick cream or sour cream.

Happy cooking friends


  1. I love beeing in a good trian station and in Airports lov ethe buzz one feel there. THe leek roti looks good.

    1. Yeah same ..except I like train rides more :-))...thanks Finla for coming here..hugs

  2. Love Airports than train stations, actually i dont know the reason behind it but i can spend a whole day in airports..Leek rotis are very interesting.

    1. For me it's opposite Priya :-)..airports are way too hectic- hassled for me...hugs

  3. Hello jaya its nice to come across ur lovely blog!! Im following u now wonderful recipes u have shall go thru all!!
    Also visit my space if you are free Stay in touch!!

    1. Hi SS,
      Thanks for coming up here and will sure read your blog in coming days, meanwhile stay in touch as well...hugs


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