Methi Palak Dal ~ Vegan Indian Lentil Stew

Methi Palak Dal is a flavorful, vegan Indian lentil stew with fresh spinach and fenugreek. It pairs well with rice and Indian flat breads. Dazzling Dals from India Theme of the week is dazzling dals. The first two recipes are toor dal and pancheml dal. The last recipe is a South Indian green leaves dal. […]

Gluten Free, Vegan Moong Dal Payasam

Gluten free, vegan moong dal payasam is an Indian sweet or pudding prepared with green gram (moong dal), jaggery and coconut milk. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later What is payasam? Payasam is a milk based South Indian sweet, a close cousin of North Indian kheer. Payasam is similar to western rice pudding, […]

Instant Pot Oats Khichdi ~ Oats Lentils Porridge

Instant pot oats khichdi is a savory Indian oats lentils vegetable porridge prepared in Instant Pot. It is a healthy, wholesome breakfast and a light meal. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later Every New Year my resolution is to eat healthy and this year, apart from eating healthy, I made some resolutions for […]

Kakarakaya Pesaru Pappu Koora ~ Bitter Gourd Moong Dal Curry

Kakarakaya pesaru pappu koora is a curry with grated kakarakaya (bitter gourd) and pesaru pappu (moong dal). Bitter gourd, as the name suggests is a bitter vegetable and disliked by many. There are many ways to cook this vegetable to reduce the bitterness. One way is to marinate the vegetable with salt and then squeeze […]

Sprouted Moong Beans Chaat

For the last recipe of the week, I had many ideas but chaat was not one of them. Had I had sprouted moong bean chaat on mind, I would have replaced sprouts stir fry with another recipe. The plan was to cook either a moong dal tikki, bottle gourd dal, dal soup, moong dal wadi […]

Moong Dal Dhokla ~ Savory Steamed Cake

When finalizing the list for moong dal recipes for this month’s Cooking Carnival, Cooking with Protein Rich Ingredients, I remembered the moong dal dhokla I tried when we did the Indian Cooking Odyssey couple of years ago. I ended up posting Khaman Dhokla and I completely forgot about this moong dal dhokla. When I considered […]

Moong Dal Vegetable Rice ~ Khichdi

I love one pot meals and specially rice varieties. Biryani, pulao and fried rice are on top of that list. When I need to fix something for myself, moong dal khichdi or pongal is one of my goto food and sometimes I keep this instant pongal mix handy in the fridge for such days. This […]

Moong Dal Laddu ~ Pesaru Pappu Muddalu

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, this and yesterday’s recipe was the main reason for picking moong as one of the ingredients for this month’s Cooking Carnival, Cooking with Protein Rich Ingredients. Moong dal laddu or pesaru pappu muddalu (Telugu translation – moong dal balls) is a traditional laddu prepared during Bathukkama celebrations. Moong dal […]

Ram Ladoo, a Street Food from Delhi

Welcome back to Cooking Carnival, Cooking with Protein Rich Ingredients. After a break on Sunday, I am back with a new sub theme for this week. This week I shall be posting recipes with moong / mung dal ~ green gram. In India, ⅓rd of the population is pure vegetarian which doesn’t consume even eggs. […]

Fenugreek Leaves Moong Dal Curry ~ Menthi Aaku Pesaru Pappu Koora

Letter ‘F’ was one of the tough letters in this A-Z challenge, Journey Through the Telangana Cuisine. I could not think of any regional food that starts with ‘F’. As I mentioned in my first post, there are a couple of extra clauses to the theme when dealing with such tough letters. One of them […]

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