Archive | Dals, Lentils and Legumes

24 November 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Chana Masala with zero oil – High on Flavor

Zero Oil Chana Masala

I dare you to step out of your comfort zone and try this. Not only is this high on flavor, but is also low in calories. Directly minus the calories from the oil you would use otherwise for a chana masala. The trick to this is not harping on the fact that there is no […]

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29 November 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Saag Chole – down home comfort that packs a punch

Saag Chole, Chole Palak, Chana Saag etc. etc., there are n number of ways this dish is named or called. The main base ingredient here is Chole a.k.a Chana a.k.a chickpeas a.k.a garbanzos – you know what I mean. The ‘Saag‘ in this word means ‘green’, any greens but traditionally is either spinach or a […]

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17 November 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Ajwaini Panch Daal – Five lentil Mix spiced with Carom Seeds

panch dal

I have always liked mixed lentils – be it the 10 bean or 15 bean soup mixes of dry lentils you get in any grocery store or any homegrown/made mix that’s born just to clear out the pantry. One of my cousins had a Tarla Dalal book with a recipe called ‘panchmel‘ daal, and lately […]

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22 October 2008 ~ 3 Comments

Black bean soup cookoff

A black bean shorba versus a vegetable and black bean soup — seemed to be the call of the day. Try and see what you like better.

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