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Their tale has been told and devoured since time immemorial; for these are the best of buddies forever enjoined in a delectable duo of sugary and sweet-smelling  confections.The exact origin of these two wondrous treats is yet to be discovered, but many countries and cultures including Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran, Bangladesh etc. are avid devotees.

These two are notoriously known and loved for their delicious taste despite the caloric overdose. Their camaraderie surpasses borders and cultures and Halwa without its counterpart Puri is like tea without sugar; it just won’t do! An overtly jealous intruder, Aloo Cholay (Spicy Potatoes & chick peas and various herbs)  continues to butt in with its enticingly spicy and flavorful existence. After years of struggle, it has gained reputation as the loyal sidekick whenever there is talk of halwa-puri on the breakfast table. Although some people believe that the Aloo Cholay clan lacks that special something and will never be able to completely break the spell of the fellowship its superheroes enjoy. Mr. Aloo Cholay , you will just have to find contentment in being the faithful sidekick. As for the rest of you,  next time you are eating out with friends celebrating friends day, why not pay tribute to one of the oldest buddies this side of the planet has known?

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halwa puri

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aloo cholay : the faithful sidekick

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