I was introduced to Chevra Dunking by my crazy sisters-in-law. This tradition sends the family running into two opposite camps: those “For” and those “Vehemently against”. Until very recently, I stood in the “Vehemently against” camp. But masters of persuasion that my bhens are, they have convinced me & my kids that this is the way chevra should be eaten.
I’ve moved from the ‘Vehemently against’ to the middle of the room, a new camp called: “I’ll try anything once or if you pay me in gulaab jamun”.
How to Chevra Dunk
This is what you do: make a cup of sweet masala tea, add at least 1/3 of a cup of chevra to the tea, wait for it to bubble, then eat with a teaspoon! I couldn’t bring myself to add it to my tea and used a bowl instead. It was quite nice.
I immediately hear you say “Noooo, you can’t do that to chevra! Nooo, how can you do that to masala tea?” Yes, I felt that way too, but evidently you can!!! Try it!
I might be wrong, but I sense the start of a new Diwali craze, and if you like it, you heard it here first!