Memories of Grandma come fleeting back as I grate my coconut for Narkel Lau this morning.
Grandma was a magician. I would often joke with her that even if a battalion of famished folks turned up at her doorstep just before lunch, in less than an hour, she would have a delectable lunch spread out, the entire nine yards, from bitter to sweet.
The trick was simple. Grandma had a myriad of quick no-fuss recipes up her sleeve. That she could churn out in unbelievably quick time. Leaving guests spellbound. And satiated.
Narkel Lau is one such from her repertoire of recipes that would be ready in jiffy.
A delightful symphony of lau and grated coconut. With that distinct note of ground pepper and chillies that cuts through the sweetness of coconut and lau – divine !!!!