Nithya Subramanian We begin with the obvious: Parle-G biscuits, one full sleeve, in that iconic packaging. Nithya Subramanian Empty the contents of the packet into your mixie/blender. This little guy did the job perfectly, I found. Nithya Subramanian Grind the biscuits as fine as you can. That promising looking sleeve yields disappointingly little powder, but that's probably a good thing because you remember now that a 100g of Parle G has about 440 calories. Nithya Subramanian Now add in your spices and powdered sugar. In an ideal world, I would've powdered the spices first or with the sugar, and then added the biscuits. I used two teaspoonfuls of powdered sugar, two cloves, a pinch of cinnamon and a pod of cardamom. Ginger would've been grand here, but I didn't have any on hand. I also added a teeny pinch of salt, because I find it really makes the flavours pop. All these measurements are according to taste. You might like more or less. Nithya Subramanian Brew some black tea. If you want to make it with milk, be my guest. That should work too. I brewed a quarter cup of tea for the one sleeve of biscuits and it was plenty. Nithya Subramanian Strain the tea into your powdered biscuit and spice mix. At this stage, also add one tablespoonful of a neutral tasting oil into the mix. The oil should emulsify when we blend, giving the spread its creamy mouthfeel. Nithya Subramanian Now blend. Scrape down the sides, blend some more. It should turn into a sticky sort of goo that you can't resist sneaking tastes of. We still want to turn it into a spread, so add water, one tablespoonful at a time, and keep blending. Nithya Subramanian This was after one tablespoonful of water. As you can see, it's getting there, but it isn't quite creamy enough yet. After one more tablespoonful of water and some furious blending, it's perfect. As for how it tasted... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Nithya Subramanian Like nostalgia mixed with dreams.