butterfly chicken sticks mThese butterflies are very easy and tasty. Kids will surely like these. Can be a perfect finger food for parties.

INGREDIENTS:

Chicken boneless, cut in cubes1 cup
Potatoeslarge, 2
Vinegar1 tsp
Tandori masala, any brand (i have used Shan)2 tbsp
Lemon juice1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste1 tsp
Butter1 tbsp
Corn flour1/4 cup
Plain flour1/4 cup
Grated Chadder cheeseas needed (optional)
Coriander leavesas needed
Oilfor frying

METHOD:

  • Peel potatoes and cut into thin slices length wise.
  • Add 1 tsp vinegar in water. Soak in water for 1-2 hours.
  • Marinate chicken with Tandori masala, lemon juice, butter and ginger garlic paste.
  • Leave it for 1 hour.
  • Before frying sprinkle corn flour and flour on chicken pieces.  Toss them.
  • Place chicken in center of the slice and insert toothpick, secure it and fry in oil.
  • Take butterflies out when chicken and potatoes tender. Place on paper towel.
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  • Sprinkle coriander and grated cheese just before serving and serve with sauce.
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  • Serve hot immediately otherwise it will become soft.
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creamy potato rolls mKids like potatoes of all type and shapes, if you will make these rolls for them I am sure they will not only like these creamy stuffed rolls but also will ask you to make them everyday 🙂

INGREDIENTS FOR WHITE SAUCE:

Butter2 tbsp
Flour2 tbsp
Saltto taste
Black pepper1 tsp
Milk1cup
Chicken, shredded1 cup
Carrot chopped2 tbsp
Capsicum chopped2 tbsp

METHOD:

  • In a pan add butter and flour. Stir for few seconds.
  • Now add Chicken and stir again.
  • Add salt and pepper, mix well.
  • Add milk and stir constantly. Add capsicum and carrot.
  • Mix till become thick.
  • Set aside.
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INGREDIENTS FOR ROLLS:

Potatoes, boiled 6-7
Saltto tatse
Black pepper1 tsp
Bread crumbsas needed
Eggs2

METHOD:

  • Boil potatoes and mash them fine. Add salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Now make a patti of potato and place white sauce in the center and cover with mash potatoes from all sides.
  • Roll in egg and then in bread crumbs.
  • Keep in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • deep fry them.
  • Serve with sauce.
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  • Enjoy in Iftar or with evening tea.
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CREAMY FRUIT CHAAT

fruit chat mThis is a versatile Cream Chaat, which you can make with any fruit and dry fruit’s addition will give a unique taste to this chaat. Try my recipe today with a little twist.

INGREDIENTS:

Mix seasonal fruits2 cups
Cream (Haleeb, milkpack)1 packet, 250ml
Milk1/4 cup
Condensed milk1/4 cup or to taste
Nutsas needed
Red jelly1 packet

METHOD:

  • In a bowl add cream and milk, mix well now add condensed milk and mix.
  • Cut all fruits and add in cream.
  • You can add cocktail fruit tin also. But i have used all seasonal fruits. (apple, banana, pineapple, mango, grapes)
  • Transfer in serving dish.
  • Prepare jelly and drizzle on chaat.
  • Before serving Sprinkle nuts.
  • Refrigerate it and serve chill.
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POTATO CRISP POPS

potato pops mThis recipe I have picked from internet. Kids will defiantly like these pops. I have given a little twist to the recipe. I am posting original version and my own version here.

INGREDIENTS OF ORIGINAL RECIPE:

Potato cubes12-13
Flour1/2 cup
Chicken powder1 tsp
Garlic powder1 tsp
Corn flour1/2 cup
Slatto taste
Spring onion, green part chopped2 tbsp
Black pepper1/2 tsp
Wateras needed
Wooden skewer or toothpicksas needed

METHOD:

  • Cut potatoes in cubes, boil in salted water.
  • In a bowl add all ingredients and mix with water. Make a thick paste.
  • Arrange cubes on a wooden stick and dip in paste and fry.
  • Serve with any dip.
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INGREDIENTS OF AINY’S RECIPE

Potatoes2 large, boiled and cubed
Saltto taste
Chicken powder1 tsp
Gram flour1/2 cup
Corn flour1/2 cup
Crushed red chili1/2 tsp
Saltto taste for batter
Wooden skeweras needed
Oilfor frying

METHOD:

  • Boil potatoes, cut them in cubes.
  • Sprinkle salt and chicken powder on cubes. Toss them.
  • In a bowl add all ingredients and mix with water. Make a thick paste.
  • Dip potato inserted in sticks, in paste and fry.
  • You can adjust spices according to your taste buds.
  • Serve with ketchup.
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DHORAJI KI CHANA CHAT

dhoraji chatDhoraji is a famous place in Karachi, where mostly Memon community is living. Dhoraji is famous for its Chat , Falooda , gola ganda and Bhel puri. I can’t forget the taste of Falooda of Dhoraji. I will share the recipe soon but today here is the recipe of famous Chat.

INGREDIENTS:

Black chickpeas/ kala chana1 and 1/2 Cup, boiled
Whole red pepper/ sabut lal mirch7-8
Cumin seeds2 tbsp
Coriander seeds2 tbsp
Talhar mirch/ Kashmiri mirch3
Tamarind pulp1 cup
Brown sugar/ shakar4 tbsp
Saltas needed
Ginger garlic paste1 tbsp
Curry leaves5-6
Oil1/2 cup
Coriander leaves and green chiliesfor garnish
Paprias needed

METHOD:

  • Soak chickpeas overnight and boil in the morning.
  • Dry roast cumin, whole coriander and whole red chili on a pan and then grind it.
  • Soak Talhar mirch (long red chili) in water for 2 hours. You can soak overnight too. Now in blender add Mirch, Tamarind pulp and brown sugar or shakar. Blend it to form a smooth paste.
  • In a pot add oil and add ginger garlic paste and Curry leaves, stir for few seconds. Now add Tamarind pulp and cook for few seconds.
  • Add dry roasted spices which we have made first. cook till oil separates.
  • Now add chickpeas and salt mix well. Let it cook for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander and chilies.
  • Serve with Papri.
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bondi mAnother variation in Bondi / phulki. I first tasted these in Burns Road Karachi. Serve with Chat Masala and sweet chatney.

INGREDIENTS:

Bondi / Phulki2 cups
Yogurt1/2 kg
Sugar (grind it)as needed
Salt1/4 tsp
Chat masalaas needed

METHOD:

  • You can make Bondi/ phulki at home or use ready made. If you are using ready made then boil water in a pan and pour on bondi. Cover the bowl with a plate for 5-10 minutes and then strain with strainer, Leave it for few minutes.
  • Now in a bowl add all ingredients in Yogurt and mix with whisk. (use nestle yogurt for a good result)
  • Add bondis in yogurt. Mix well. Keep in refrigerator.
  • Before serving sprinkle Chat masala and Sweet Imli Chantney. Coriander leaves and chilies are optional.
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CORN CANAPES

corn canapes mAn easy and delicious recipe for parties and Hi teas. In Iftar you can also try these bite size canapes. I have posted similar recipe with a Pakistani touch few months ago. You can check the recipe here:

VEGGIE CHAT BITES

INGREDIENTS:

Corns canned1/4 cup
Tomato1 small, chopped
Onion1 small, chopped
Capsicum1 small, chopped
Green chilies1 chopped
Coriander1 tbsp
Saltto taste
Red chili flakes or black pepper1 tsp or to taste
Lemon juice1 tbsp
Chat masala1/4 tsp
Cream cheese or cheese spreadas needed
Crackers or saltish biscuitsas needed

METHOD:

  • Add all veggies in a bowl and add salt, red chili flakes (you can use pepper also) and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • You can mix cream cheese in veggies or spread it on crackers just before serving.
  • Place a spoon full of mixture on crackers and serve.
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thai roll mA perfect recipe for Iftar and Hi tea. These rolls are a bit different from normal spring rolls. You can make wraps at home or use ready made too. Try and give me your feed back.

INGREDIENTS FOR ROLL WRAPS:

Flour1 cup
Cornflour2 tbsp
Slatpinch
Wateras required

METHOD:

  • Mix all ingredients and grease pan.
  • Spread spoon full of mixture on pan and spread with the back of the spoon.
  • Let it cook from one side then cook from other side.
  • Cook all in the same way.
  • For pictorial description you can check this link:  CHICKEN STUFFED PANCAKES 

INGREDIENTS FOR FILLING:

Chicken boiled and shreded2 cups
Cabbage1 small , Julian cut
Carrots2 small, Julian cut
Capsicum2 small, Julian cut
Chinese salt1 tsp
Slatto taste
Black pepper1 tbsp
Red chili flakes1 tsp
Red chili powder1/2 tsp
Vinegar3 tbsp
Soya sauce4 tbsp
Tomato ketchup3 tbsp
Oil2-3 tbsp

METHOD:

  • In a pan add oil and vegetables. Cook on high flame for few minutes.
  • Add chicken, soya sauce, vinegar, ketchup, salt, black pepper, red chili flakes, red chili powder and Chinese salt.
  • Cook on high flame for few more minutes. Remove from flame and set aside.
  • Let it cool completely then fill in this mixture in wraps.
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  • Coat all rolls with cornflour then dip in beaten egg and coat bread crumbs.
  • Fry in oil on medium flame till light brown in color.
  • Serve with any sauce.
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  • I have garnished it with lemon and tomato roses.
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You can check my another recipe of Rolls here:

POTATO CHICKEN ROLLS

batata vadas mMy mother was making these batataz, I can’t forget the taste of batata vadas which she was making. You will see a lot of variations in the same recipe but here is my Mother’s recipe which i know you will like.

INGREDIENTS:

Potato3 large, boiled n mashed
Red chili powder1 tsp
Red chili flakes1/2 tsp
Saltto taste
Roasted and crushed cumin seeds1 tsp
Anar dana1 tsp
Green chilies, chopped1-2
Onion, chopped1 small
Coriander leaves2 tbsp
Lemon juice1 tsp
Gram flour/ basan2 cups
Saltto taste
Red chili powder1 tsp
Ajwaen1/4 tsp
Oilfor frying

METHOD:

  • Boil potatoes and mash them.
  • Add all ingredients except gram flour in it and mix well.
  • In a bowl add flour, salt , red chili powder and ajwaen. Mix with water.
  • It should be a thick paste.
  • Make balls of potato mixture and dip in batter, fry in oil.
  • Serve with ketchup or chatney.
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azad chat mAll those who are resident of Attock City will agree with me that Azad Chat House is one of the best Chat shops in Attock, sweet and spicy chat will tantalize your taste buds. I am grateful to my Friend and relative Shazia Aunty, who taught me the copycat of Azad Chat. She taught me to make bondi in a different and unique style. Hope you will like her way of making Bondi. Pictures during demonstration are not clear because of low light in her kitchen. But end result I have captured after making Chat myself.

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INGREDIENTS FOR BASAN BONDI:

Gram flour/ basan1 cup
Red chili powder1 tsp
Saltto taste
Baking soda1/4 tsp
Oilfor frying

METHOD:

  • In a bowl add all ingredients and make a thick paste with water.
  • Set aside for few minutes.
  • Take a thick plastic bag and fill in bondi mixture.
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  • Cut  this piping bag from one side and drop small bondis in heated oil.
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  • Fry and spread them out on paper towel or on strainer.
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INGREDIENTS FOR CHAT:

Boiled chick peas/ chana1 cup
Basan bondi1 cup
Boiled potatoes1 cup, cut in cubes
Tomato , chopped1 medium
Onion, sliced1 medium
Green chilies, chopped2
Coriander leaves, chopped2 tbsp
Saltto taste
Sweet n sour Imli sauceas needed
Chat masala 1 tsp or to taste
Roasted and crushed cumin seeds1 tsp
Paprias needed

METHOD/ ASSEMBLING:

  • In a large bowl add chana , potatoes, tomatoes, sweet and sour tamarind sauce, chat masala, salt, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, green chilies, onion and in the end bondi.
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  • Beat yogurt and pour over chat. Yogurt you can use according to your taste. You want more saucy then use more yogurt.
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  • Toss all ingredients and pour Imli sauce, chat masala and papari.
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  • Serve and enjoy.
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  • For Imli sauce click this link:

SWEET AND SOUR TAMARIND SAUCE

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classic potatoes mIf you are looking for an easy and quick recipe for Iftar or for evening tea than surely you will like this. Crispy crunchy potatoes with ketchup will become your kids favorite.

You can check another delicious recipe for Iftar here:

THREAD CHICKEN STICKS

INGREDIENTS:

Potatoes3 large
Onion1 small, sliced
Spring onion2 sticks, chopped
Eggs2
Flour1/2 cup
Baking powder1 tsp
Crushed black pepper1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oilfor frying

METHOD:

  • Peel potatoes and wash, grate them and squeeze water with hands.
  • Spread on paper towel to dry excess water.
  • In a bowl add all ingredients and shredded  potatoes. Mix well. Heat oil and give potatoes a shape of a patty.
  • Fry in oil.
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  • Serve with ketchup.
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STRAWBERRY DELIGHT

strawberry delight mVery simple recipe, fresh strawberries are still available in market so try this today. My sons loved this colorful sweet and tangy dessert.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Milk                               2 cups
  • Custard powder          1 tbsp, any flavor. I ave used vanilla.
  • Fresh cream                 1 packet
  • Sugar                             6 tbsp or to taste
  • Fresh strawberries     2 cups, chopped
  • Kewra water                  few drops.

 

METHOD:

  • Boil milk and add dissolved custard powder in it.Stir constantly till become thick.
  • Add kewra water. mix well and let it cool completely.
  • In a pan add strawberries and sugar. Add 4 tbsp water also. Cook on low flame till thick consistency obtained.
  • Let it cool.
  • Now in a bowl mix all ingredients.
  • You can give layers too. First strawberry pulp, custard then cream.
  • You can add sugar if required more.
  • Refrigerate it, garnish with strawberries and sprinkles before serving.
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  • Enjoy 🙂
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MINCE PUFF PATTIES

mince puffs mNo other party snack is more easy and delicious than these bite size puff patties. In Pakistan chicken and mince patties are very popular. Chicken patties recipe i have posted earlier you can check the recipe here:

 CHICKEN PUFF PATTIES 

INGREDIENTS:

  • Beef/ Mutton mince          1 cup
  • Onion                                    1 small, chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste             1 tsp
  • Red chili flakes                    1 tsp
  • Salt                                         to taste
  • Cumin seeds                         1/4 tsp
  • Oil                                           3 tbsp
  • All spice powder                   1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves                   2 tbsp
  • Green chilies                         1 tbsp, chopped
  • Puff pastry                              as needed
  • Egg beaten                             for brushing on puff patties

METHOD:

  • In oil saute onion, add ginger garlic paste and stir for few seconds.
  • Add mince , stir till color change.
  • Now add salt, chili flakes, cumin seeds, all spice powder, mix well and cook till tender and water dries.
  • Add coriander leaves and green chilies.
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Roll the dough and and cut circles or make a big square and place mine on one side. Roll it and seal edges with egg. Cut small pieces and place on baking tray.
  • Brush egg on top and bake. If making round shape then just place spoonful mixture on one circle and place another on top.Brush egg on top and bake.
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  • You can make pattern with knife as i did on my patties 🙂
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  • Bake at 180c for 25 -30 minutes or till nice golden color appear.
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  • Serve with ketchup.
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CHICKEN SHAWARMA

shawarma mThis sawarma recipe is in Pakistani style. You will get taste of Arabic and Desi spices. Try it today and give me your feedback.

INGREDIENTS FOR CHICKEN

  • Chicken                           1/2 kg , boneless
  • Ginger garlic paste        1 tbsp
  • Black pepper powder    1/2 tsp
  • Crushed red chili           1 tsp
  • Salt                                   to taste
  • All spice powder            1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice                    3 tbsp
  • Chili sauce                       1 tbsp
  • Soya sauce                       2 tbsp
  • Mustard paste                1 tsp
  • Oil                                     4 tbsp
  • Pita bread                        4-5

METHOD

  • In a pan add oil. Cut chicken in long strips.
  • Add all spices in chicken and cook till tender. Now fry it till light golden.
  • Set a side and prepare other sauces.

 

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INGREDIENTS FOR VEGETABLES

  • Cucumber                      1/2 cup, Julian cut
  • Carrot                              1/2 cup, Julian cut
  • Green chili                      1/4 cup, chopped
  • Olives                               1/4 cup, chopped
  • Vinegar                             as needed

METHOD 

  • Dip all vegetables in vinegar and keep in fridge overnight or at least 4 hours.

 

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INGREDIENTS FOR TAHINI SAUCE

  • White sesame seeds     1/2 cup
  • Garlic chopped              1 tsp
  • Olive oil                          3 tbsp
  • Lemon juice                   3 tbsp

METHOD

  • Toast sesame seeds and grind immediately. Add all other ingredients too and grind to make a smooth paste.

 

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INGREDIENTS FOR HUMMUS

  • Tahini sauce             1/2 cup
  • While chick peas     1 cup, boiled
  • Lemon juice             4 tbsp
  • Olive oil                     4 tbsp
  • Salt                             to taste
  • Black pepper            1/4 tsp
  • Garlic chopped        1 tsp

METHOD

  • Add all ingredients in blender and prepare paste.

 

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ASSEMBLING

  • Take a square butter paper, place shwarma on it. Spread humus and vegetables.
  • Place chicken on one side of shawarma and roll it.
  • Serve with any dip of your choice.
  • Enjoy.

If you want to make Pita bread at home than follow this recipe.

 

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INGREDIENTS FOR PITA BREAD

  • Plain flour           3 cups
  • Yeast                    1 tsp
  • Oil                        1 tbsp
  • Sugar                   1 tsp
  • Warm water       for kneading

METHOD

  • Mix all ingredients and knead with warm water. Leave it for 2 hours on a warm place.
  • It will be double in size. Punch it down on counter to remove air.
  • Roll it, use dry flour too. Cut same size of circles with any plate.
  • Grease pan or tawa and cook like flat bread/ roti.

PITA BREAD TIKKA PIZZA

pitta pizza mTempting and easy within few minutes you can make these pizzas to impress your guests.These handy dandy pizzaz you can give in your kids lunch box too.
INGREDIENTS FOR TIKKA:

  • Chicken boneless           2 breast fillets , cut in cubes
  • Yogurt                              1/2 cup
  • Salt                                    to taste
  • Lemon juice                     1 tbsp
  • Grated ginger                  1/2 tbsp
  • Chopped garlic                1 tbsp
  • Cumin powder                 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder             1 tsp
  • Black pepper                    1/2 tsp
  • Oil                                       2 tbsp

METHOD:

  • Marinate all ingredients in a large bowl and leave it for 2 hours.
  • Now in a pan cook till chicken tender and water dries.
  • Give smoke of Charcoal.
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INGREDIENTS FOR PITA PIZZA

  • Pita bread                         4
  • Cheese                               as needed, shred it
  • Pizza sauce                       as needed
  • Capsicum                          1 large, cut in cubes
  • Onion                                 1 medium, cut in cubes
  • Tomato                              1 medium, remove seeds and cut in cubes.
  • Oregano                             as needed, for sprinkle on pizza
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METHOD/ ASSEMBLING

  • In a baking tray arrange all four pita breads.
  • Spread pizza sauce and chicken tikka.
  • Top it with vegetables and cheese.
  • Sprinkle oregano and bake at 180c till cheese melt.
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  • Enjoy with ketchup
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BAR B Q SPAGHETTI

bbq sp mThis recipe i have adapted from Shiren Anwer’s recipes , thou a little bit changes i have made but BBq sauce is a key ingredient of this recipe. I myself love bbq flavor. Hope you will also try and like the recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Chicken             1/2 kg , cut in cubes
  • Spaghetti          3 cups, boiled
  • Tomato paste   1 tbsp
  • Garlic minced   1tbsp
  • Ketchup              2 tbsp
  • Pasta sauce        2 tbsp
  • Chili garlic sauce  2 tbsp
  • BBQ sauce           1 tbsp
  • Red chili flakes   1 tsp
  • Oregano                1 tsp
  • Rosemary          1 tsp
  • Oil                        1/4 cup
  • Parsley or coriander leaves for garnish
  • Capsicum            1
  • Cabbage              as needed

METHOD:

  •  In a pan add oil and garlic. Saute for few seconds. Add chicken stir till color change.
  • Add all spices and sauces, mix well.
  • Add vegetables and stir for few more seconds.
  • Now add spaghetti and mix well.bbq sp d

 

  • Serve hot.
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