Dal-Lentil Puree for Iqaluit hunters and gatherers

‘You and I take vegetarian food for granted’, said my friend Connie. She was sharing her experience while helping the native Inuit of Iqaluit. ‘They find the texture of lentils unfamiliar. Its not part of their culture. They are hunters and gatherers’, she said. Connie is right. I’m fortunate I was raised in a country like…

Field greens mung beans with coconut curry

Just back from a yoga teacher training course. Intense 4 weeks of studying philosophy, anatomy, physiology, bhagavad geeta, chanting, practicing asanas, doing karma yoga(service). And best of all hanging out with 72 other fun loving yogis. A luxury to immerse myself in yoga with no household chores to do. Yoga camp food is satvic. That…

Double protein asparagus bean stew

I got hungry at work after finishing off my lentil soup. Luckily I work in a company where healthy snacks are aplenty to keep staff fueled all day long. Feeling that hungry wasn’t a good sign. Blame it on the smaller than usual portion I had taken to work. As I returned home to prepare…

Creamy lentil soup for women’s day

What would you say if you I gave you my recipe for the slurpiest soup possible? And what would you say if I showed you how to remove too spicy indian flavours with a quick and healthy tip. And what if I showed you a clever way to get creamy soup with texture, no butter,…

2-for-1 lentil soup becomes kale lentil flatbread

       You already knew that kale and lentils are a power couple right! But did you know? lentils or legume soup is treated as a two-for-one deal? In New Delhi, day-old lentil soup gets a fresh makeover. Shh!! Ancient indian secret 🙂 We convert it to a flatbread simply by adding a few spices to awaken…

Dal Parantha

Looking for a way to use up left over dal. Try this delicious dal parantha & your family will never guess that leftovers hit them with these flavours they’ll relish.. Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat or atta flour 1 red onion chopped 1 cup left over dal salt to taste ghee or oil for smearing…

Kale Adai | Lentil Pancakes

A sensuous and textured breakfast food, adai is the south indian’s pancake. However unlike regular pancakes its made from scratch completely and needs no rising agent. No white flour nor eggs in this nutritous gluten-free pancake either. Just healthful lentils and rice. The main trick in adai is not in the making of the batter,…

Tomato Lentil Soup

The crunch of mustard seeds, the fragrance of a spice mix that has endured centuries, the broth of juicy tomatoes and lentils, this colourful soup will lift your spirits, captivate your soul and nourish your body. Today’s post is for my friend Alison who asked- Your posts are nice and I try out your recipes ….