Despite the heat wave here, I still await Tea time, and absolutely love the beverage “Tea” or “Chai”, but only made the Indian way, with loads of milk, sugar and masala or fresh Ginger! We Indians love having savouries with our tea, instead of the European dictum of eating cardamom cakes and cookies. Predominantly a British legacy, Tea time is traditionally thought to be a special time to get together and munch some home made snacks packed in steel canisters,here in India. Being Mumbai born, breakfast and snacks were mostly readymade market bought ones or those sourced from local bakeries. My Mom honestly couldnt gather all the time and the energy, after toiling all day at work,followed by a gruelling routine of train travel, to cook up snacks and fill up those steel dabbas. Our dabbas were full only during Diwali, with the traditional snacks made at home, but they seldom lasted a fortnight. So with a steady dose of all those packed cookies and breads all my life, I had my share of saturation. Empowered with a sturdy oven at home and a toddlers vacation that gave me an extra hour for leisure, I decided to fill up my dabbas and jars for my much awaited Tea time! Ofcourse with a healthy n Modern twist.