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Bhature waale chhole

Bhature waale chhole | hariniandharsha.com

Often when cooking chhole, I make the masala from scratch, adding whole (saboot) spices, followed by sautéeing onions and tomatoes, which I grind up to form a slightly textural gravy. Needless to say, this isn’t the only way, though it tastes the freshest. There are a dozen different ways to make chhole. Today’s recipe does read more

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Olan – Ashgourd stew in coconut milk

OLAN OR VAL VAL | Hariniandharsha.com

OLAN is a ridiculously simple and extremely delicious curry from my hometown of Palakkad, and of Kerala and the Konkan regions. We use ashgourd (Safed bhopla | White pumpkin) a lot in Palakkad, by itself or mixed with other vegetables. Many of the recipes from my region are bland, with the flavour of vegetables dominating read more

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Ribbon Pakodam – Gram Flour and Rice Flour Crispies

Ribbon Pakodam | hariniandharsha.com

Known in various Indian languages as Ribbon Pakodam, Ola Pakoda, Aaku Pakodi or Nada Thenguzhal, these gram flour and rice flour crispies are easily prepared savouries that form part of snacks called ‘bakshanam’. Bakshanam  literally means food, but has come to be used as a term that specifically refers to snacks, both sweet and savoury, read more

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Vegan pear frangipane tart

Pear and almond frangipane tart

Frangipane (fran-juh-pan) is a sweet filling used in many desserts. It is made of almond meal, and predictables like eggs,sugar, butter and a small helping of flour. The flour, I think is just to help the almond meal firm a little. Once baked, the crust turns firm and golden and the rest of the filling read more

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Vegan blueberry and orange cupcakes

Vegan blueberry and orange cupcakes

It’s been a long time since I baked cakes – three years – to be precise.  I won’t go into the reasons as it is like going into a rabbit hole, and I might not emerge at all to finish the post. Since last couple of weeks I accompany Mr.P on weekend jaunts — which read more

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Siddu – Steamed wholewheat bread

Siddu or Sidku

I have written multiple posts about my trekking experiences in Himachal, my love for the vibrance and bustle of Manali and Bhuntar, the relative calm in the mountain villages, the friendly nature of the village folk, endless plates of maggi at chai-tapris, and my love for Himachali food. The several commas that follow every time read more

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Fruit Chaat | Indian Fruit Salad

Fruit chaat: Medley of seasonal fruits spiced with Indian chaat masala I wrote this article for Beyond Curries in 2010, a website that’s still out there but discontinued from updation. Summer brings with it many beautiful things if one looks beyond the terrible heat waves. One thing I really love is the fruits we get read more

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