Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Chana Dal is a North Indian style curry dish made using Split Bengal Gram (also know as split chickpea or yellow gram) as the main ingredient in onion tomato base gravy. Chana Dal (like most lentils) is a highly nutritious and a great source of proteins for vegetarians. No wonder its so popular in India and a staple ingredient in most pantries. This dal (which is actually split chickpea with skin removed) inherits the nuttier texture from Chickpeas giving the gravy a nice texture. Serve this dal with Rice/Roti/Indian Flat bread and a side of simple onion tomato salad and voila you have a comfort meal ready.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Lassi is a extremely popular, rich and creamy Indian beverage/drink made using yogurt and water/milk. Originally from Punjab/north India this drink is now famous and available world wide. There are mainly two types - sweet and salty Lassi. Both are amazing hot weather refreshments but the sweet one is slightly heavier leaving you full for a longer time. Traditionally the lassi's are made using a wooden whisk but now a days blender does an equally great job and in less time. In Punjab/North India, lassi is usually served as a side with meal/breakfast in tall glasses. For today's post I'll be sharing the Sweet Lassi recipe but surely stay tuned for the Salty version.