Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sunday Brunch at Calgary Sweets

It was a beautiful sunny Sunday. Hubby and I woke up early while the kids were still asleep. I decided that I would quickly hit the local fabric store while Hubby watches the kids. The fabric store was having a member exclusive sale and I wanted to shop in peace because the last time I took the kids, the experience was more like shopping at a grocery store than at a hobby store. By the time I got ready, both the kids were up and there was a change in plans. We decided that we would eat first and
then go to the fabric store while Hubby would do the groceries with the kids. Sounded good to me.

We went to Calgary Sweets in Surrey  for their "Halwa Poori" Sunday brunch. It runs from 10am-1pm. Managed entirely by women. Perhaps, there are some men folk working there I am not sure, however, on this particular Sunday, it was being managed entirely by women. Quite unusual for a sweet shop that is usually a male dominated territory. Now, don't get me wrong, I am not trying to be a sexist. I am just trying to express my delight in being served by women right from the word go. It gave the whole restaurant a very homely feeling.
After a little wait, we were escorted to our table. I say a little wait because arranging a table for 7 would take anybody time. And the food was well worth the wait. It was a buffet style brunch where you would fill your plate with Chole Chana, Aloo ka Saag, yogurt, lime pickle, onions and hot green chilli peppers. The hot pooris, hot chai and the yummy desi ghee halwa was served at our table by a very pleasant aunty old enough to be your Grandma. That made all the difference. No sooner did we finish one poori, our plate was filled with another hot fluffy poori. Oh! it was such yummy fun and with a price tag of $6 per person, you just can't complain.

The pleasant grandma like aunty also offered us lids to take our left over halwa home. We ate so much, there was hardly any space left in our tummies for the halwa.  The halwa was pure guilty pleasure because it was made with real desi ghee (clarified butter). If you are on a diet, you better take a break. The brunch is a treat for all desi Indian food lovers. I would definitely recommend this place to anybody who is looking for a good Indian style Sunday brunch.

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