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Gool polis

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Every expat food lover will know the lure of bidding international guests to bring along just a little something. With most friends I'm timid (vanilla extract, baking powder) but my mother is as obsessed with food as I am, and when she announced she was coming at the end of March, the wheels immediately began to turn.

Along with the molasses, jalapeno cheese, and soft brown sugar my mom brought a huge Tupperware filled with gool polis, which she made with a childhood friend who was visiting from India. They're round flatbreads stuffed with a mildly spiced, jaggery-based sweet mixture, studded with sesame seeds and best enjoyed smeared with lashings of soft thoop (ghee). Utterly addictive, we polished them off within days.

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