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Recipes for Kamala: Urulai Potato Roast, Mysore Pak

January 29, 2021 16:55 IST

We asked you, Dear Readers, what would you cook for US Vice President Kamala Harris?

Culinary expert, recipe developer and food curator Gita Hari recommends Mixed Vegetable Sambar with Urulai Roast as a side dish and Mysore Pak for dessert.

"Sambar is counted as a wholesome dish from south India and is a staple in every Tamilian household," says Gita, who curates Sattvik food and the micro-cuisine of Palakkad for premium hotels across India.

"This nourishing tamarind-based gravy preparation is loaded with proteins from dal, nutrients from a variety of vegetables, antioxidants from spices and contains the goodness of ghee," she explains.

"The versatile dish can be mixed with rice for a healthy meal or had as an accompaniment for dosas, idlis and medu vadas.

"The medley of vegetable variety is optional. It can be prepared with just any three or more of your choice from the below ingredients.

"Once you have the vegetables cut and ready, it is easy to prepare."

All photographs: Kind courtesy Gita Hari

Mixed Vegetable Sambar

Mixed Vegetable Sambar

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Urulai Roast

Urulai Roast

According to Gita Hari, potato or urulai roast is a "simple and easy-to-make side-dish which goes with sambar, rasam or curd rice.

"It is a mandatory crispy potato dish in any Chennai feast as the aromatic sambar spices added to it enhance the culinary experience," she adds.

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Mysore Pak

Mysore Pak

Mysore pak is a favourite and iconic sweet dish from South India, prepared especially during Diwali and other festive occasions.

"With just a handful of ingredients like besan and sugar, it packs enough punch to pander to your sweet tooth," says Gita.

"It has to be prepared on medium-low flame and stirred consistently to get the desired pak," she warns.

"Clarified butter or ghee is its mainstay -- the more ghee added, better the melt-in-the-mouth taste!"

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