Blog Posts - Lentil Dishes



Quinoa Lentil Swiss Chard Soup

When it comes to super foods, quinoa is most definitely a winner, at least  in my book.  Quinoa is full of nutrition, is a great source of protein and is so versatile that it works in a variety of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Veg Inspirations on Dec 16, 2014

Vegan Butternut Squash/ Pumpkin Coconut Curry ~ Kaddu ki sabzi~Parangikkai kootu

Weekends are usually when I plan more elaborate menus and potter around in  the kitchen way longer than usual. But even on the weekends there are days when the idea of a simple lunch combination,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
by Veg Inspirations on Dec 10, 2014

Oats adai ~ Dhal dosa with oats ~ Savory Indian crepes with lentils and oats

Adai or dhal dosa (savory Indian crepes) is traditionally made with rice and a few types of lentils. It is one of my favorite types of dosa, because it tastes amazing, is a good source of protein and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Veg Inspirations on Aug 4, 2014

Poricha kozhambu ~ Mixed Vegetable Dhal ~ Mixed Vegetable in Lentil coconut gravy curry

Poricha kozhambu is a traditional South Indian recipe usually made with a combination of vegetables although some versions are also made with just one kind of vegetable. Poricha means fried and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by Veg Inspirations on Jul 17, 2014

Simply Seasoned Dhal (Maharashtrian style dhal/ varan)

After all the parties, sweets and traveling that I have done in the past few weeks, I have been craving something simple ever since I got back. And dhals like this one, define comfort food in my book... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Veg Inspirations on Jan 21, 2014

Mung Ladoo / Pasi parappu urundai / Indian sweet made with mung bean lentil

Making sweets is not a very frequent occurrence in my home. But right now my family is here, their presence and the festival season, has given me the perfect chance to relax my "no sweet" stance and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Veg Inspirations on Oct 27, 2013

Snake Gourd in Lentil Coconut Gravy Curry (Podalangai Kootu)

Snake gourd is the fruit of a tropical vine that is used as a vegetable frequently in Indian cooking.  Like all other veggies I was sure that it had health benefits. But just how many health benefits... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w...
by Veg Inspirations on Sep 12, 2013

Sambar without any tamarind version 2.0

Sambar, as I explained in this post is a lentil based dish of south Indian origin, usually made with vegetables, tamarind and of course lentils. It has a soup like texture and feel to it and and this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Veg Inspirations on Nov 27, 2012

Spinach with mung bean dhal version 2.0 and a tip :)

Some days all I want for dinner is some kind of comfort food that I can rustle up in under thirty to forty minutes. Usually these are the days that I turn to items like phulkas with some kind of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by Veg Inspirations on Aug 8, 2012

Quinoa Lentil Bites / Paniyaram and an update :)

Before starting with this post, a quick update. Recently I made this saffron kulfi (Indian Ice cream) in the slow cooker. A few readers had been asking for slow cooker directions to the kulfi and I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Veg Inspirations on Jul 23, 2012

Quinoa with tur dhal dosai (Indian crepes with quinoa and split pigeon peas)

First an update, my mission to update the photos on older posts continues. In the last couple of weeks I have updated a fair number of older posts with newer pictures. Some of you who are following... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Veg Inspirations on Jun 20, 2012

Vegan Italian Lentil Soup

Buying anything other than fruits and veggies seems to require quite a bit of time spent in reading labels these days. And labels have become so much more complicated haven't they? There are so many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Veg Inspirations on May 9, 2012

Tomato Rasam

You know how there are days when all you want is some comfort food, something simple, nutritious and light. A lot of times for me, those days automatically bring tomato rasam to mind. Rasam as I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by Veg Inspirations on Apr 11, 2012

Tomato with Mung Bean Soup

Usually winters are the time when soups feature frequently in my kitchen. This winter surprisingly has been different, somehow I never quite made as many soups as I usually do. A few weeks back when... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Veg Inspirations on Feb 8, 2012

Quinoa Mung Dosai (Savory India crepes)

Although I  have used quinoa in everything from  cutlet to spice powder to potato curry and even in a cookie:-), still dosai (savory Indian crepes) remains my most favorite way to include quinoa in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Veg Inspirations on Jan 17, 2012


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