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Masala Khichdi - Rice and Moong Dal Recipe by Manjula Masala Khichdi (Rice and Mo...

Masala Khichdi (Rice and Moong Dal)

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Masala Khichdi is a spicy variation of simple khichdi. This is healthy but ultimate comfort food. Khichdi is basically prepared with rice and lentils. Every hosehold has their own recipe for khichdi. At my home khichdi was made just with rice and moong dal. Adding a few vegetables with spicy tomato seasoning makes khichdi a complete meal. Usually khichdi is served with yogurt, pickle and papdam.

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Green Pea Soup Recipe by Manjula Green Pea Soup

Green Pea Soup

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This is a healthy and delicious vibrant green color soup. Green pea soup can be served with slice of bread or with rice.

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Mixed Dal (Lentils) Curry Recipe Mixed Dal (Mixed Lentils)

Mixed Dal (Mixed Lentils)

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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.

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Shina Goel - Cauliflower Kofta Contest March 2010 Winners

Contest March 2010 Winners

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Once again, this month was very difficult in choosing a winner as there were so many great entries. But in the end, I had to make a choice and the winners are listed below. Be sure to try their recipes! FIRST PLACE: Sharmila Krishnamurty from San Diego created a dish called Cauliflower Parupu Usli which […]

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Lentil Vegetable Soup Lentil Vegetable Soup

Lentil Vegetable Soup

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Lentil soup is healthy and very satisfying dish. Its a great soup for lunch served with bread.

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Moong Dal Spinach Recipe by Manjula Moong Dal With Spinach

Moong Dal With Spinach

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Moong dal with spinach is very flavorful tasty and healthy dal. Traditionally served with plain rice and roti.

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Green Beans and Peas Green Beans and Peas

Green Beans and Peas

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

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Mango Powder Mango Powder (amchoor)

Mango Powder (amchoor)

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Mango powder is made from raw green mangoes that are cut, sun-dried, and pounded into powder. Mango powder is used much like lemon. But it gives food a tangy, sour taste without adding moisture. Its tart flavor is used as a souring agent in soups, dals, vegetable dishes and chutneys.

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Black Cardamom Black Cardamom (kali elaich...

Black Cardamom (kali elaichi)

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Black cardamom is originated from southern India. Black cardamom is an important ingredient of the Indian spice mixture Garam Masala. Black cardamom is also used in dal and rice dishes.

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Ajwain Ajwain


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Ajwain, also known as carom seeds, look and smell much like cumin seeds, Ajwain seeds are pungent. Ajwain compliments dals, breads and root vegetables. They also comfort diarrhea and stomach pains.

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Urad Dal Urad dal

Urad dal

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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.

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Toor Dal Toor dal

Toor dal

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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.

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Moong Dal Moong Dal

Moong Dal

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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.

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Masoor Dal Masoor dal (lentils)

Masoor dal (lentils)

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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.

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Chana Dal Chana Dal

Chana Dal

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

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