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06 April 2017

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Photo of the Day

  • The Iranian Halwa (in the foreground), which I photographed during my chat with Anaida at Soda Bottle Opener Wala, Khan Market, reminded me so much of the kadha parshad at the Golden Temple in Amritsar that I was convinced its recipe had been brought back to India by Guru Nanak's entourage, which passed by Iran on its way to Mecca. The ingredients of the Iranian Halwa are wheat flour, cooked with rose water in ghee, and flavoured with nuts and cinnamon. In the background you can see another Iranian beauty, Shole Zard, or 'yellow flame' saffron rice pudding made from aromatic rice flavoured with saffron and almonds.

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