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olive podcast: 10 things you need to know about thali

Published: March 28, 2022 at 3:10 pm

In this week's episode, we interview Maunika Gowardhan about the key things to remember when preparing a feast of Indian small plates

Cook and author Maunika Gowardhan talks us through various cooking techniques, the many regional variations of thali and how to serve a traditional spread.


Try Maunika Gowardhan's recipes here:

Butter bean curry (Gujarati Rangoon na vaal)

An easy curry made with tinned beans and fragrant spices. Using asafoetida gives allium notes to the curry without the need to chop an onion.

A metal pan filled with a bean curry with green herbs on top

Ragda pattice

Each mouthful of these ginger and chilli potato patties is a flavour bomb. They can easily be made ahead and heated up for a spicy treat.

Ragda pattice with chilli garlic chutney

Maharashtrian amti dhal

Maunika shares her recipe for a classic sweet and sour vegan dhal from Maharashtra.

Maharashtrian amti dahl

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