Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup split chana dal (split chickpeas/bengal gram), washed until clear water 1 medium bottle gourd (cleaned, peeled, cored and cut into 1 1/2" chunks) 1 cup tomato (diced) 2 black cardamom 4-5 cloves 1 inch cinnamon 1 teaspoon turmeric Salt 2 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste (preferably fresh) 1/2 cup red onion (chopped) 1-2...
Black-eyed Beans Sambar is another variation of the south Indian lentil delight, sambar! Spiced with homemade sambar powder and some tamarind for the tang, it is a perfect side dish to enjoy with rice or parathas! Ingredients: 1 cup black-eyed peas, soaked overnight 2 ½ cups water 2 tsp sambar powder (homemade or...
Papa HATED soy chunks or Nutrela as we commonly call in India. He just has this aversion to it that I could never understand as a kid and still do not get it, because I loved it even as a little picky eater. Dinner table would turn into a...

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 (+ /...
This year we celebrated our 12th Valentines Day together. 12 years together... filled with laughter and some tears. Some kisses and some fights. Some planning and some surprises. Some smooth sails and some set backs. Yes, all of that but always together. That's what love, commitment and marriage is...
No-bake healthy bites with the goodness of muesli, oats, peanut butter and honey. Enjoy them as a healthy snack anytime! Ingredients: ½ cup peanut butter 2 ½ cups muesli plus oatmeal (1 cup oatmeal and 1 ½ cups muesli) 4 to 5 tablespoons honey 4 tablespoons cocoa powder Full recipe: Muesli Energy Bites
Mushroom Methi With Cherry Tomatoes – Perfect Winter Lunch Recipe A dry vegetable sabzi made with mushrooms, methi, and cherry tomatoes. This sabzi goes well with hot chapati or paratha. Methi leaves are also known as Fenugreek leaves. It contains a lot of Iron and Vitamins and considered good for...
Poha Recipe is a common India breakfast recipe. I have made poha recipe more healthy by replacing flattened rice with healthy poha. This oats poha recipe is much healthier than regular poha as it has less carbohydrate and more dietary fibers. This poha recipe will make your tummy full...
It is a simple and easy sweet recipe made with dates, coconut powder, sesame seeds, fennel seeds, and lots of dry fruits. It’s a NO SUGAR treat. The sweetness comes from dates and raisins. This burfi is best for any festivals or special occasion. This recipe is easy and simple. Ingredients: Dates,...
Healthy, filling and carb-free one-pot dish with oats, lentils and fresh leafy fenugreek leaves steeped in mild aromatic spices; perfect quick meal in a bowl! Ingredients: ½ cup oats ½ cup moong dal 3 small bunches methi or fenugreek leaves 1 small onion, chopped 1 small tomato, chopped 2 tbsp peanuts (optional) 1 to 2 green chillies/jalapeno,...
AvarekaLu/surati papadi lilva is a seasonal beans that is a available in the months of December – March. Growing up I remember we used to buy the beans with the shell. To make this dish it was a long process, as we had to peel the shells, take out...