French Green Lentil Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

French Green Lentil Salad with Balsamic Vinegar dressing – A flavorful meal on its own! This week is super exciting as I got to work with three ingredients that were mailed to me by Varada; a fellow blogger who blogs

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Refried Bean Cakes

Appetizers can be time consuming when making for a crowd and I do not like standing in the kitchen for hours frying appetizers when I am expecting company. I always look for make-ahead appetizers or even better cold appetizers that

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Middle Eastern Chick Peas Soup – Vegan Middle Eastern Garbanzo Beans Soup

My family loves Lentil Soup. So thinking on the same lines, I wanted to make something different and that is how I landed on this Chick peas soup. The flavors are very simple and can be made in less than

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Hara Cholia Paneer Subzi – Fresh Garbanzo Beans and Paneer Subzi – Haryana Special Green Chana Subzi

Blogging marathon gives an amazing opportunity to cook with ingredients that I have never used before. The recipe I made today is something very new to me and I have never tasted it before. I have peeled a lot of

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U for Ukkarai – Okkarai – Diwali Special Recipe

Ukkarai or Okkarai is a traditional sweet made during the festival of Deepavali / Diwali. Growing up I have never eaten this as it is not in our tradition, but after coming to the blogging world, I have seen this

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Karamani Subzi without Onion, Garlic and Tomatoes – Lobia Subzi – No Onion, No Garlic, No Tomatoes Recipe

‘Gravies without tomato’, how hard that can be, was my first reaction to the theme and I chose that right away. When sitting down to think of recipes, I could not come with any. I referred to cookbooks, my hand-written

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Black-Eyed Peas Salad – Black-Eyed Beans Salad

25th Oct, 2015 Until about a year or so ago, I have never cooked with black-eyed beans much. Lately I have been making so many different dishes with it and it has become one of our favorite beans. Few things

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Lobia Subzi – Karamani Subzi – Black Eyed Peas Subzi

24th August, 2015 Lobia or karamani is my new found favorite among the many legumes we use. Couple of years back I used karamani also known as cow peas or black eyes peas for making the Karadayan Nombu adai or

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Paruppu Podi – Spiced Lentil Powder for Rice

18th July, 2015 Having homemade masala powders and spice powders are a blessing. They are much more flavorful than the store bought ones and we can always control the ingredients that go in to them. I have always bought back

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Fried Moong Dal – Microwave Version

18th May, 2015 I have lot of recipes bookmarked from the Baking Mega Marathon. It might be months before I try out all the recipes that I have bookmarked. When looking for snack ideas to post for this month, I

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