Category : Lentils

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This wonder grain used here is called as Horse gram in English,  Kollu in Tamil. It has immense health benefits as they are rich in anti-oxidants. Hope you all would have heard about the rhyming proverb in Tamil “Elachavanukku Ellu and Koluthavanukku kollu” meaning Sesame is for lean/slim body and Horse gram is for plump …
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Sprouts are the healthiest, Low fat meal which can be either eaten raw or cooked or steamed. Sprouted grain are mainly rich in protein, fiber, proteins, vitamins and antioxidants. Sprouts provide high amount of energy. I have posted about the Topmost health benefits of sprouts in my earlier post and also stated about how to use …
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Masala puri is a very popular variety of all the Indian Chaat recipes and my favorite too.This is one chat recipe which can be easily prepared at home at all occasions. Though masala puri can be found in all hotels and food courts, the one which I love is from the small shops and posted recipe …
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 Ragda is the gravy or the base that is required for preparing variety of Indian chaats or street foods. Am a great fan of chat recipes especially masala puri served in small chat corners.  “Ragda or the gravy” is prepared using white peas/ green peas. One can make a variety of Indian chats with the hot …
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Preparing different types of side dishes for Roti/Chappathi would be great challenge and happy to feel while serving. Though we crave for restaurant style of gravies and oil floating curries on one side on other side we would think something healthy and simple gravies using regular dals or lentils readily  available in kitchen Lentils gravy …
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Millets are group of traditional grains which imparts a healthy metabolism for a perfect daily. Store bought are very expensive and home made sattu maavu/health mix is an economic alternative. Usually my mom makes in huge batches and pack for my sister and me and for my father.  Porridges are one of  our regular breakfast …
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Pigeon Peas were extensively used for feeding livestock and to manufacture dals. This legume has been my favorite since my childhood days. When ever we cultivate turmeric in our field we plant this legume along the sides. This legume has a great aroma and taste excellent when pressure cook just by adding salt. We sit …
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Dal is said to be the generic name of lentils. Though we use toor dal in regular cooking, masoor dal would be a light and easy choice to cook. Masoor dal can also be called as pink dal and the recipe posted here would be simple for regular cooking. This dal can be used in combination …
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 This recipe of making a mixed rice pulao is from my friend Swati. She loves cooking healthy and so no choice of frying vegetables here!! Add it whole just give a quick stir add water and pressure cook. The method of preparing is quite simple and easy too. This recipe is of her own style …
The seeds are rich in protein and are oldest cultivated legume. They are also called as Bengal gram or gram.There are three colors of chickpeas available (black -Desi,  Kabuli – light colored, green – common in Maharashtra). You can use any variety of chick pea to prepare this sundal. This is also one among the …

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