Delicately seasoned with simple spices, this is one dish that you will relish. I have added only 1 tsp of coconut to bring down the calories, making this a sumptuous, healthy breakfast when compared to the coconut laden south indian original.
South indian cuisine is almost synonymous with idli! idli is not only easy to make but also extremely healthy and easy to digest. In fact, when stranded on a highway with nothing to eat, people wouldn’t hesitate to walk into a roadside hotel and buy a few idlis, as it is steamed, and therefore quite safe to eat anywhere!
An very unique preparation of Mixed Pulses with Vegetables, this recipe combines moong, masoor and kala chana, with a radically different choice of vegetables, namely cauliflower, baby onions and tomatoes. A pungent masala paste imparts a lingering flavour to this subzi, while a simple garnish of coriander gives it a perky touch. Serve piping hot with rice or any Indian bread.
A popular moderately spiced north indian dal, consisting of a tasty combination of masoor dal and yellow moong dal. Dal fry has a good mouth feel of soft dal pieces and goes great with any paratha or roti. Quick and easy to make.
My earliest memories of Chole Bhature is of the one I ate at a popular eatery in Mumbai Known as "Cream Centre". On enquiring, I was told that the chick peas and spices were simmered together for hours resulting in a dish that a large number of Mumbaites relish even today! My version of chole is however, ready in minutes and is as delicious. I have also added tea leaves, which impart a dark brown colour to the chick peas which usually comes from simmering chick peas in an iron pot. I…