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Spilt Mung bean and potato dal made in the Instant pot, easy to make and delicious… Yet another vegetarian delicacy made in the Instant pot. Sautéed the onions in ghee, added the lentils, potatoes and spinach and cooked at high pressure for 12 minutes with NPR after 15 minutes. This turned out amazing and I served this with homemade chapatis. Yum! Save...

Soup for the soul, this is my all time favorite soup that’s aromatic, hearty and flavorful… Any dish made Thai style is my favorite. I love all the aromatic ingredients used in Thai cuisine: lemon grass, galangal, basil leaves, kaffir lime leaves and Thai bird’s eye chili. One of the ingredients that’s always seen in my refrigerator is Thai...

  Shredded Beetroot and red lentils cooked together in a yogurt gravy… I usually make Kerala style thoran or stir fry with beetroot and coconut. The other day, I made something different by adding red lentils and yogurt to the beetroot. I loved the addition of red lentils in this dish and I let the lentils remain slightly crispy rather than making it mushy....

Hearty and Healthy butternut squash and green lentil soup… If you are looking for a healthy yet filling and delicious soup, you gotta try this soup. I made this soup in the Instant pot. I added buttercup squash which has a buttery flavor and green lentils along with Indian spices. Towards the end, I added yogurt, that really enhanced the taste of this soup. If...

Cauliflower Dal or Cauliflower and lentil cooked together to make a nutritious curry… The other day when I had made broccoli parathas, I wanted some kind of gravy to go with it. I combined cauliflower and moong dal and made a nutritious and healthy curry. This curry can be served along with rice or rotis. Save Print Cauliflower and Lentil Curry Author: Thasneen...

Idlis made in a paniyaram pan, known as Paddus… I didn’t know the correct name of this dish, so I kept calling them mini Idlis. Basically, these are made with Idli batter after adding a few ingredients to the batter. Unlike the authentic idlis made by steaming, these paddus are made in a paniyaram pan or the pan used for making Kerala unniyappam. I’m...

Chettinad style sambar, yet another South Indian vegetarian delicacy… Chettinad cuisine is popular in Tamil Nadu, they are known for using a variety of fresh and roasted spices along with coconut. Their dishes are aromatic, flavorful and finger licking delicious. I’ve tried a few Chettinad style dishes and I loved them so much. During my India visit...

Tomato and red lentil seasoned with rosemary and made into a delicious soup… It’s been a freezing winter where I live and all I crave everyday for dinner is a bowl of warm soup to enrich and pamper my body and soul. This is one such easy to make and nutritious soup that will comfort you. Save Print Tomato Lentil Soup Author: Thasneen Recipe...

Green tomatoes, lentil, eggplant and roasted ground coconut masala cooked together to make this finger licking sambar… Harvest season has come to an end and I had to pick all the unripe green tomatoes form my veggie garden. I got a lot of green tomatoes sitting on my counter top, thought of letting them ripen in my kitchen. However, it seems there a lot of...

Protein rich chicken and red lentil curry… While making a healthy chicken curry, I like to add either veggies or lentils which will also make it a nutritious dish. I always have a soft corner for chick peas and red lentils, I tend to add them to most of my non-veg and veg dishes. One of my favorite chicken curries is this one, red lentils are added along with...