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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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Thai spiced, strawberry soup

A couple of years back, my beautiful blue-eyed friend, Veronika, blogger and photographer at ‘Kitchen Finesse‘ posted a tempting photograph in flickr.  The title read ‘strawberry coconut milk soup’.  You know what caught my eye, right?  Every word, actually.  I am fond of soups, like strawberries and absolutely love coconut milk!  There was no thing read more

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Coconut milk and mint pulao – Rice in the main

Mr. P extracted two delicious cups of thick coconut milk yesterday to make thai curry.  Being the temperamental cook that I am, half the coconut milk went into a porridge. I used up the remaining in today’s pulao.  Thai curry has been postponed because it does not fit in with my veganmofo theme – Indian. read more

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