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[7 Dec 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
Legumes Made Easy – Whole Green Gram

Legumes Made Easy is a series to highlight the health benefits of pulses and beans and to include them in our diet with some easy recipes. This split whole green gram or sabut Moong dal as called in Hindi, recipe is the easiest to make during the morning rush hours. And packed with soft chapattis and veggie salad, this can make a wholesome lunchbox.

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[8 Oct 2010 | 14 Comments | ]
Legumes Made Easy – A Few Sambhar Recipes

Legumes are a healthy and economical way to add extra protein to our diet. And we take pride in the numerous traditional and regional recipes which makes us distinct and special. Be it the sweet Dal from Gujarat, spicy usli from Andhra or Sambhar from Tamil Nadu.

When many readers asked me to post Sambhar vada recipe in Lite Bite, I was a bit hesitant. For Lite Bite is reserved only for healthy recipes and is devoid of any kind of fried dishes. But then my other blog Different Strokes came to my rescue.

So you can find the recipe of vada there and sambhar here 🙂

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[15 Sep 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Legumes Made Easy – Lentils

Legumes are a great way to add protein in our diet, more so if one is a vegetarian. And Pulses is an integral part of meals in every house in India. Legumes Made Easy is a series started to include all the healthy and easy to make recipes using pulses and beans. This Lentil recipe is very simple and quick to prepare;

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[5 Jul 2010 | 17 Comments | ]
Legumes Made Easy – Quick Whole Lentils

Massor dal or Whole lentil is used in various forms of Indian cooking. Soups, snacks and side dishes to name a few. The lentil has a dark Grey outer skin which is de-husked to get the reddish orange variety. Lentils come under the family Legumes, which are an excellent source of protein, rich in soluble fibers and have no cholesterol. These are probably the cheapest source of protein available to us.

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[8 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Legumes Made Easy – Quick Pigeon peas or Toor Dal recipe

Pigeon peas or Toor dal as called in India is a very Common household pulse used in daily meals. This quick pigeon peas recipe is the most basic and quick to make, with all the nutrients of legumes intact.

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[2 Sep 2009 | 11 Comments | ]
A Comfort Food for Any Day – Rasam

Foods which make you feel good and lifts up your mood, is a comfort food. And any food can be nominated for comfort food, be it a piece of cake, a hot cup of coffee or a soothing soup.

From the endless list of healthy foods from South India this soup or Rasam as is called here, tops my list of nutritious meals, next to Steamed Puttu & Idlies.

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