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LAUKI WALI CHANA DAL

Enjoy your greens and proteins in this bottle gourd (Indian summer squash) and chana dal stew. Ingredients: For Daal: ¾ cup Chana daal 125 grams / 1 cup diced Bottle Gourd (diced in small pieces) 500 ml water Salt to taste ½ tsp chili powder (adjust to taste) ½ tsp turmeric powder 1 small Bay Leaf For tempering: 1 tbsp...
Gatte get a make over and a twist in taste in this mustard based curry. A must try! Ingredients: For Gatte: 1 C Besan (chick pea flour) ½ C Water ¾ tbsp (for batter) + 1½ tsp (for sauteing) Oil ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder ½ tsp Garam Masala ¼ tsp Red Chili Powder (+ /...
A delicious fudge / burfi made with green garbanzo beans. Ingredients: 1 C Dry Green Chickpeas (Chholiya) ¼ C plus 1 tbsp Ghee 250 grams Khoya (Mawa) ¾ C Sugar (adjust to taste) 1½ tsp Cardamom Powder 2 – 3 tbsp finely sliced Pistachio 2 – 3 tbsp slivered Almonds Full recipe: HARA CHANA BURFI (Green Garbanzo Beans...
Enjoy these falafel as appetizers or encase them in pita pockets, filled with salad, and drizzle with Chipotle Tahini Sauce. Healthy and delicious! Ingredients: For Falafel 1 C dried Green Garbanzo Beans / Chholiya (Hara Chana) ½ C Peas (fresh or frozen) 2 tbsp Pistachio ½ C fresh Coriander (leaves & stalk) 1/3 C Mint Leaves ½...
A creamy topping of fenugreek greens with sweet corn & peas that is healthy & delicious! Enjoy over crostini / bruschetta or with flat bread of your choice. Ingredients: 1½ tbsp olive oil (or refined oil) 1 generous pinch cumin seeds 1 small onion (finely chopped) ½ tsp ginger paste ½ tsp garlic paste 3-4 green...

CREAM CHICKEN

How about a Cream Chicken recipe that has no cream yet it yields deliciously creamy and luscious chicken curry without being rich? Guilt free indulgence is what this chicken is all about! Ingredients: For Marinade 1½ tsp Lemon Juice 750 – 800 grams Chicken (cut to medium size pieces) ½ C thick hung Yogurt ½...

GUR KA HALWA

This scrumptious no-sugar and low-fat semolina pudding, flavored with saffron and cardamom, is a healthier version of the traditional Suji Halwa; great for the cold weather and ideal for festivals Ingredients: ½ C Milk 1 pinch Saffron 2 C Water 100 – 120 grams Gur (Jaggery) – adjust sweetness ¾ tsp Cardamom powder 6 – 7...
These gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free and vegan, savory pancakes are scrumptious beyond words...a must try this season. Ingredients: 100 grams Pumpkin Puree 2 tsp Flaxseeds 1 tsp finely chopped Green Chilies (adjust to taste) ¾ tsp Ginger paste ¾ tsp Garlic Paste 1½ tsp Madras Curry Powder 1 Cup Chick Pea Flour 4 tbsp...
Steamed rice and lentil cakes with spicy, hot, sweet and sour Eggplant Chutney make for a delicious and healthy breakfast meal or to pack for tiffin. Ingredients: FOR CHUTNEY 175 gram small Baingan (Brinjal/ Eggplant) ½ tsp grated Ginger 3 Green Chilies (mine were small sized & super hot) 1 Tomato (60 grams approx) 1½ C...

LEHSUNI PANEER

Ready in just 15 minutes, this garlic flavored spicy paneer curry goes well with any Indian flatbread. Ingredients: 4 fat cloves Garlic (grated) {approximately 1 tbsp} 1 medium Tomato 1/3 C Milk 300 grams Paneer, (cubed) ½ tsp Turmeric Powder ½ – ¾ tsp Chili Powder (adjust to taste) 2 tsp Coriander Powder ½ tsp Garam Masala Salt to...

CHHENA PODA

Cardamom flavored Indian cheesecake. A delicacy from Odisha, it bakes and yields a characteristic burnt base and edges. Ingredients: 2½ litres Milk (could yield approx 450 grams paneer) ½ C Yogurt (Whisked) – add more if required OR a few tbsp Lemon Juice 1 tbsp Rice Flour 5 tbsp Caster Sugar (adjust to taste) 1/3...
These kebab sliders are so scrumptious that it is hard to believe they are made from raw green bananas and chana dal (bengal gram lentils)! Ingredients: 2 raw bananas (they weighed approx. 375 grams) ½ cup split Bengal gram dal 1 pod black cardamom (I used only ½ amount of seeds) 5 cloves ½ inch...