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Chola Chana Masala

Chola Chana Masala is one of the most popular North Indian dishes that is prepared with chickpeas. It’s a weekend specialty in most households and called Chole Bhature when served with Bhature (fried puffed bread). Chana Masala is also a quintessential street food in Delhi and there are several food stalls in Delhi that is famous for just their special Chola Chana Masala / Chole Bhature. The combination of wholesome spiced chickpea stew with crispy hot puffed bread is a marriage made in heaven!

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Cholar Dal – Split Bengal Gram with Indian Five-Spice

Every now and then, when I am chitchatting with my friends, the very first question is always about food. They like to discuss what I made for dinner, which recipe would I be sharing next and if it would be sweet or savory. Some even desire to be in my shoes and wish they could appreciate cooking as much I do. They share stories about how I encouraged them to bake a cake or make a simple soup. They always motivate me and I feel blessed!

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Green Chickpea Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Couple of months back, a lovely friend had requested me to share a spring recipe for her online magazine. As much as thrilled and excited I was, it also got me thinking. There were loads of ideas popping in my mind! Torn between preparing something sweet or savory, I decided to settle with a salad.