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Puli Gojju

….with sweet, spicy and tangy flavors woven into it.

 

Puli Gojju, a lip smacking accompaniment to South Indian delicacies, like, shamige, ven pongal, rice and kootu etc. Makes a flavorsome side to a simple meal of curd rice or even plain rice as well.

The main ingredient being tamarind or imli laced with sweetness from jaggery and a sprinkling of sambhar powder makes it a piquant condiment.

 

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pongal4Puli gojju with Khara Pongal

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Puli Gojju

….with sweet, spicy and tangy flavors woven into it.

 

Puli Gojju, a lip smacking accompaniment to South Indian delicacies, like, shamige, ven pongal, rice and kootu etc. Makes a flavorsome side to a simple meal of curd rice or even plain rice as well.

The main ingredient being tamarind or imli laced with sweetness from jaggery and a sprinkling of sambhar powder makes it a piquant condiment.

 

pongal5

 

 

 

pongal4Puli gojju with Khara Pongal

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The Tart Shell Experiment

 
 
 
The easy, simple way out sure tempts one to opt for it sometimes, but no doubt the challenging ones beckon you too quite often!
 
One of my experiences that made me conclude the above was the making of the perfect tart shell. Everywhere I kept reading people`s opinion on how complicated it was to knead the perfect dough. And then instead of being put off by these not-so-happy experiences of others, I decided to try it out for myself before arriving at this common conclusion.
 
Read on to know the trials and errors of my different attempts…
 
Or skip straight to the recipe to see the final results..
 
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Nachos, the Mexican dish, were invented in 1943 by a guy named ‘Ignacio Nacho Anaya’. The original nachos consisted of fried corn tortillas covered with melted cheddar cheese and sliced jalapeno peppers.