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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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Thai Red Curry with homemade curry paste – Vegan

I am coming up with two posts this fortnight.  It is not a comeback but I am happy to step into my ‘blogger’ shoes after a long break.  Thank you for asking after me.  Your messages, comments and mails always make me smile.  I am afraid I am not able to moonlight as ‘Sunshinemom’ as read more

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Thai green curry with homemade green curry paste

The recipe I am sharing today is a family favourite.  Sort of.  Mr.P, Jr.H and I love it.  Jr.P hates the aroma of kaffir lime leaves as well as lemongrass.  You guessed.  He hates it.  I have to make two side dishes on days I make Thai curry.   This afternoon both Jr.H and Jr.P read more

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Mixed lentil stew – North Indian style, dairy free

Is it evident that I am extremely fond of legumes, and I that I love stews?  It should be, and if it isn’t, I shall put matters to rest by sharing many more soon. The traditional method to cook legumes for an Indian stew would be to let them simmer and cook all night in read more

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Kathrikkai Rasavangi – Curried Aubergines with chickpeas

When I first made kathrikkai rasavangi, I used a recipe off the web, and called my mother to tell her about it.  This was many years back and my mom was flabbergasted when I said I had added lentils.  Does that not make it sambar then?  There is not much difference in the ground spices read more

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Yelavan kootu – Ashgourd with lentils and coconut, Iyer style

Kootu in Tamil, literally translates as ‘addition’ in English.  That explains this simple side dish from Tamilnadu. If you are taking your first steps as a cook, this is the kind of dish that gives you encouragement and confidence to venture further. It is simple, does not need elaborate prepping and rarely goes wrong. A read more

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