Black Gram Dhal Pakoda and Coconut Thuvaiyal (Chutney)

In Tamil Nadu, snacks made with ground black gram dhal, like pakodas, vadais, and bondas are favourite teatime snacks. Pakodas are the easiest to make as the batter consistency is not too difficult to achieve, and the batter need not be shaped in the form of the vadai with a hole, or the beautiful globular bonda.

Black Gram Dhal Pakoda and Coconut Thuvaiyal (Chutney)

Black Gram Dhal Pakoda and Coconut Thuvaiyal (Chutney)

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Bolognese Sauce

When I looked for a recipe for Bolognese sauce, I found numerous versions of it. Some even recommended using celery and carrot as well. What I discovered was that you can use any combination of ingredients, but beef mince and bacon are a must, and the sauce should be cooked to almost dry consistency. After several attempts, I arrived at this set of ingredients which was approved by my daughter and my son.

Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce

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