Chikkudu Annam ~ Valor Lilva (Indain Beans) Rice

After yesterday’s lengthy post on Biryanis, I am not sure how to start this one. Well, at my home, non-vegetarian rice varieties are usually biryani and the vegetarian varieties are usually bagara and annam (rice) prepared with the fresh legumes such as fresh garbanzo beans, fresh Indian broad beans or valor lilva and anapakaya or […]

Baked Crunchy Chana Dal & Mung Dal

Once upon a time, when I was little, fried chana dal was prepared quite often as a snack. Whenever palaharam (snacks with longer shelf life) was made at home, fried chana dal was often on the list. Gradually it disappeared from the list and always wondered why? I liked munching on spiced chana dal as […]

Baked Falafel

I am starting blogging marathon # 18 under the theme “deep fried foods made healthy by baking or steaming”. I must say, it is one of the most challenging themes I have done so far in these marathons! When I chose this theme, I had a few recipes on mind but never tried them. I […]

Chickpea Salad

For the fourth day of the marathon, I made chickpea salad. Last year, I mention about my new love affair with these legumes and it is still on. Now, I am not the only one who is in live this legume, Mr.U has also fallen in love with, he has fallen for the salad, more […]

Mini Marathon & White Bean Dip With Pita Chips

I am on a blogging marathon again, starting today.  This is a mini marathon, a week long marathon, Feb 9th – Feb 15th, with a theme.  My theme is starters and enjoy a virtual cocktail party, minus the cocktails, here at MySpicyKitchen and hop over to my blogging buddies for the main course and desserts!  […]

Chana Dal Khichdi

It has been a while since I last blogged.   Today I am here to share with you a quick and easy, one dish meal.  Chana Dal Khichdi is a quick and easy recipe that can be served anytime of the day.  It can served for breakfast,  if one doesn’t mind eating rice for breakfast, or […]

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