Keerai Kootu | Spinach and Lentils Curry with Coconut

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Keerai Kootu | Spinach and Lentils Curry with Coconut It’s January (at least for another 3 days). The one month of the year when you really really want to give healthy-eating a chance. Cause you never know when those resolutions, schmesolutions are going to give way to a more practical reality. Plus, it’s the month … Continue reading

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Dal Makhani | Black Lentils In a Creamy Punjabi Sauce

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Did you know that dal makhani (the famous Punjabi Maa di Daal) needs just about the same time and effort as needed for a regular simple dal tadka and is not even that very different in terms of what goes into the dish? But it still gets slotted as a more elegant, ‘special’ dish fit for … Continue reading

Palak Paneer with Dal / Spinach and Paneer Curry with Lentils

Palak Paneer with Dal / Spinach and Paneer Curry with Lentils If you are wondering what dal is doing in Palak Paneer – do read on. My little boy might not have much of a memory of the few months with his nanny, but I sure am thankful for the many Punjabi dishes I learnt … Continue reading

Squash Erissery / Easy Butternut Squash Curry with Lentils and Coconut

Squash Erissery / Easy Butternut Squash Curry with Lentils and Coconut We’ve been buying more frozen veggies these days, seeing that there does not seem to be much of a different nutrition-wise when using frozen produce if you cannot get fresh-from-the-farm produce or use fresh groceries within a few days of buying them, as they … Continue reading

Pasiparuppu Vella Payasam / Indian Pudding with Lentils and Jaggery

Pasiparuppu Vella Payasam / Indian Pudding with Lentils and Jaggery Navaratri season is here… well, even if you are not going to be observing fasts or doing poojas every one of the 10 days of this festival, it sure does set the mood for the holiday season. Festive season is in full swing in most … Continue reading

Dal Tadka / Easy Lentils Curry Punjabi Style

Dal Tadka / Easy Lentils Curry Punjabi Style Feeling lazy? Or feeling like something simple and home-made? I bet dal chawal is what hits your mind first. It’s the quintessential comfort food for most of us from the subcontinent and though I am sure you hardly look-up a dal tadka recipe on the internet, you might want to … Continue reading

Dal Palak / Spinach Dal / Lentils and Spinach Curry

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Dal Palak / Spinach Dal / Spinach Lentils Curry I have such a poor memory when it comes to remembering ‘lists’ – well, that greatly affects my ability to remembering recipes and recreating the same recipe in exactly the same manner more than once. Not fun. Especially when you make something that is just perfect … Continue reading

Sweet Kozhukattai / Vella Kozhukattai Recipe / Ganesh Chaturti Special

Sweet Kozhukattai / Vella Kozhukattai ~ Sweet dumplings of rice-flour filled with coconut, jaggery and other goodies. Lord Ganesha sure knew a thing or two about good food. His favorite dish is this sweet dumpling made with steamed rice, called Kozhukattai – also known by these other names: Kozhakkattai, Vella (jaggery) Kozhukattai, Modak, Kadubu, Kudumu, … Continue reading

Lemon Rasam / South Indian Lentil Soup Flavored with Lemon

Lemon Rasam / South Indian Lentil Soup Flavored with Lemon If every chef has a signature dish, this one has to be mine. This dish has a mind of its own – and I mean it. I have never got it tasting the same twice, ever. Just adjusting the amount of dal-tomatoes-lemon-pepper-cumin-water, simply put – … Continue reading

Vazhaipoo Vada / Plantain Flower & Lentil Fritters

VAZHA-POO VADAI ~ Plantain flower patties Often side-steeped as “too much work”, the plaintain flower hasn’t been on the fav list for a lot of us. It was so, until I decided to pick up one at the Indian grocers and give it a try. Source: Mom’s kitchen Makes: 20 – 25 vadais depending on … Continue reading