Category Archives: Lentils

HEALTHY OILFREE BROWN CHICKPEA SALAD (KAALA CHANNA)

This recipe and pic has been sent to me by my friend Sheena Shahani who loves to eat healthy. She made this nutritious salad inspired by the famous “chaat” which is served on the streets of Mumbai (chaat is actually … Continue reading

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MASALA MOTH BEANS

Moth beans or “matki” in hindi are tiny beans which are dark from outside and pale inside. They are similar to the green  moong beans. I saw them in the desi supermarket and bought some out of curiosity. They are … Continue reading

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FLUFFY IDLI AND COCONUT CHUTNEY

I have to thank my dear friend Kavita Durgani for this recipe. I am always asked how to make fluffy idlis… and frankly the only ones i make are the ones from semolina(sooji). So here is a recipe and pic … Continue reading

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PANJABI DAL MAKHANI ALSO KNOWN AS DAL MAHARANI

Punjabi Dal Makhani(Also known as Dal Maharani or Kaali Dal) Recipe and pic by my dear friend Sheena Shahani…thank you Sheena Ingredients: 4/5 cup whole urad dal (whole black beans) 1 tablespoon channa dal washed and soaked in lukewarm water … Continue reading

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HEALTHY SOYA BEAN SALAD

So much as been said about the goodness of beans… i feel we should include them in our diet as a regular feature. In India we have many types of beans and make so many recipes out of them. Soya … Continue reading

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MISSI PARATHAS

I dont know if this happens with you , but in my home sometimes the left overs are just not wanted. I crack my brains trying to think of what to do with left over daal, potatoes desi style and … Continue reading

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KHICHDI (RICE WITH LENTILS DESI STYLE)

Khichdi or lentils cooked with rice is a complete meal by itself for all! Vegans, vegetarians and all like can benefit from this lovely combination. Its quick, nourishing and just needs a bowl of yogurt (curds) or some grilled veggies … Continue reading

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VADA (FRIED LENTIL BALLS) WITH SPICY TOMATO SOUP

Vadas are basically fried balls made with lentils. This delicacy hails from the south of India. Its usually eaten for breakfast or snacktime but in my home we eat it for lunch. Its usually served with “sambhar” which is watery … Continue reading

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FALAFEL

These falafels are soo popular and i had to record a video tutorial due to everyones demand. Everyone has their own way of making falafel and each one seems so different from the other. Falafels are usually served with hummus(garbanzo … Continue reading

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DAAL (INDIAN STYLE LENTILS)

In India we have a huge variety of lentils of all colors, and sizes!! Since we have such a huge population thats vegetarian lentils are a daily source of protein for them. You can cook daal in so many ways.-…with … Continue reading

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