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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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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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Navy bean stew

Jr.H tells me that many of her friends bring canned beans to school with toast so they can have ‘beans on toast’. Apparently, it is a very popular dish. Canned dishes do not find my favour considering that they come laden with several additives and preservatives. Jr.H agrees too but the knowledge does not help read more

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