Posts Tagged ‘beans’


Black Eyed Peas with Green Peas

Black Eyed Peas with Green Peas is a high fiber protein packed dish that can be served as a breakfast item or as a side dish.


Chana Dal

Also known as Bengal Gram. This is the most popular legume in India. Chana dal has a very low glycemic index.


Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani is a popular north Indian dish; it is rich and hearty. Dal Makhani is a combination of whole urad and red kidney beans. It goes great with Naan or Tandoori Roti.



Green Beans and Peas

Green beans and peas is healthy side dish with mild spices, which nicely compliments kadhi or any dal.


Hot and Cold Bean Salad in Lettuce Cups with Tomato Lime Dressing

This Hot and Cold Bean Salad in Lettuce Cups with Tomato Lime Dressing recipe is full of color and bursting with flavors and textures. The best way to serve this salad is both hot and cold at the same time…. Confused!? Well, don’t be…. One ingredient is warm and the rest of them are cold. The best thing is that the cup in which it is served can also be eaten (so minimal washing after). That is a well deserved bonus for all the busy bees out there.


Kabuli Chana / Chole

Chickpeas or Garbanzo beans are a good source of protein, manganese, dietary fiber, copper, phosphorus, and iron. Eating chickpea can lower “bad” cholesterol, give you energy, stabilize blood sugar, and provide antioxidant effects. Chickpea seeds are also eaten fresh as green vegetables.



Lohbia / chawli

Lohbia are black-eyed beans and also called black-eyed peas. They have a smooth texture. Like most beans, black-eyed beans are rich in fiber and as a high-potassium, low-sodium food they help reduce blood pressure.


Masoor dal (lentils)

Lentils are dark brown to greenish brown in color, and a good source of iron and protein. Lentils also contain dietary fiber, vitamin B1, and minerals.


Mixed Bean Salad

Mixed Bean Salad is a simple, tasty, heart healthy, high protien and fiber, and low fat dish. You can choose beans and vegetables of your choice also.


Mixed Dal (Mixed Lentils)

This is a delicious and nutritional dish that accompanies many different meals. Mixing different lentils gives a more interesting flavor. Dal is a staple dish in most Indian meals. For most Indian vegetarians, dal is a frequent source of protein in their diet.


Moong Dal

Moong dal is rich in protein and used in a variety of traditional vegetable dishes. They have a nutty flavor and are easy to cook. Moong is relatively easy to digest.


Rajma (kidney beans)

Kidney beans are a good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most beans. Kidney beans also slow the rise in blood sugar after a meal, help memory, provide antioxidant effects, give you energy, and provide fat-free high quality protein.


Rajma Chawal (Kidney Bean Curry)

Rajma chawal (kidney beans with rice) is a great combination. This is a complete meal in it self.


Toor Dal

Indian recipes uses several different dals (lentils) witch are more native to India. Toor dal, also known as Arhar, is a popular dish in almost every household.


Toor dal

Toor dal has a mild, nutty flavor and is cooked as a routine Indian dish and served with bread & rice. Toor dal is highly nutritious, high in protein, and contains vitamin A and vitamin C.


Urad dal

Urad dal has black skin, while the inside is creamy white. This white lentil is rich in protein and the iron content is good for improving hemoglobin count. Urad dal is great for vegan and low fat diets.


Vegetable (Navratan) Korma

Vegetable Korma is a delicious combination of several vegetables in a creamy sauce. It is often served in Indian restaurants. Korma can be served with any Indian bread or rice.


Vegetable Cutlets

Vegetable cutlets are filled with a great blend of vegetables and spices. These are great as an appetizer, afternoon snack with tea, or as a side dish with dinner.