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Green Tomato dal – paccha thakkali kootu

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE HAPPY SPRING ! 🌹🌼🌺🌷 One of the best dishes from Southern USA that we have enjoyed is ‘fried Green tomatoes’. This compares to the ‘bajji’ of Southern India where we slice vegetables and dip them in a chickpea batter and deep fry. We make potatoes, plantains, onions, eggplant etc.Southern Fried Green… Continue reading Green Tomato dal – paccha thakkali kootu

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Whole Masoor dal in InstantPot

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE We recently had a fabulous Spring break at Key West. The crystal clear waters and pleasing shades of green and blue are just what was needed for my family to unwind and relax. Food scene was also amazing but after all that eating out on a daily basis - breakfast, lunch… Continue reading Whole Masoor dal in InstantPot

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Paanch (five) dal

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE Paanchmeel dal is a combination of 5 dal used commonly in India. These 5 dals are Masoor (pink lentils), Channa dal, Toor dal, broken green moong (with skin), and broken whole Ural (with skin). This unique combination of dals bring a good mix of textures - urad and toor dals gives… Continue reading Paanch (five) dal

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Chaote dal

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE This dal recipe combines tuvar dal and chaote squash. Moong dal can also be used. This recipe has a total of only 4 ingredients - dal, chaote, tomatoes and basil. It is finished off with a seasoning of cumin seeds with green chillies. Chaote squash is like a sponge. It absorbs the… Continue reading Chaote dal

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Tomato (three ways) dal

So what’s up with the name and the three ways? Dal is a staple and comforting dish in India. We have all seen many varieties of dals, each of them unique and “warmly-hugging inside-out”; each in its own way. 🤗Today’s recipe enhances the humble Tomato dal to a new level by incorporating 3 types of tomatoes… Continue reading Tomato (three ways) dal

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Red rice and Moong dal khichdi

VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Khichdi is a comforting Indian dish akin to Grilled cheese sandwich or Chicken noodle soup. Khichdi usually combines rice and lentils with vegetables of choice and some simple seasonings. It is a one-pot dish that warms you up inside and out… like a warm hug… MMM 🤗This khichdi is unique in… Continue reading Red rice and Moong dal khichdi

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Creamy ‘nutty’ chickpea curry

Chickpeas are one of the tastiest beans and also one of the most versatile protein. It can be used in a variety of ways. Channa or Chole as they are called in India, is a very homey dish and consumed in a myriad of preparations in every Indian household. Today’s chickpea curry is totally unique and… Continue reading Creamy ‘nutty’ chickpea curry

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Spicy arugula gravy with chickpeas

Start up the InstantPot. Get 2 bunches of greens and some cooked chickpeas. Make a simple gravy using the Immersion blender. This dish can come together in under 30 minutes. After we presented - Creamy chards with crispy cauliflower recipe - which was a huge hit, my mom who is an amazing cook herself prepared the… Continue reading Spicy arugula gravy with chickpeas

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Tandoori Cauliflowers in a roasted vegetable sauce

Do you have 10+10 minutes to completely blowaway your brood with this super easy, and extremely delicious dish. I can easily say it was one of the quickest dishes I have made and probably one of the tastiest. We literally ate straight from the pot and did not even plate it. Sorry! No pretty pictures 🤪Follow… Continue reading Tandoori Cauliflowers in a roasted vegetable sauce