Chiroti / Phenori / Pathir Pheni . For Diwali ….A Delightfully flaky layered pastry from Karnataka

Chiroti/Phenori/Pathir pheni as it is also called comes from the rich cultural heritage state of our neighbour Karnataka. A  must serve dessert in a Kannadiga wedding, it also has origins from the Konkan coast where almost every household makes this in huge dabbas/ tin boxes and serves it with a subtle  cardamom flavored powdered sugar… 

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Red Pumpkin chutney ( Parangikai Thogayal )

This is one of the most tastiest chutneys you can make, full bodied, not runny and with just enough depth and a great colour . Am constantly seeking ways and alternatives to replace the ubiquitous coconut chutneys and the liberal use of coconut which has become taboo of late on account of  cholesterol issues. Amazingly… 

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