Pesarattu or Savory Lentil Crepe

Pesarattu is a popular breakfast delicacy from Andhra Pradesh (Southern part of India), it is simple to prepare and requires no fermentation. Did you know? 1 Cup of Moong Beans has 14 grams of protein and is a good nutrient-rich source of protein for vegetarians or vegans. Ingredients: 1 Cup Moong Beans (whole or split)…

Ghugni Chaat

Ghugni Chaat is irresistible (yet healthy!) street food from northern and eastern parts of India. Usually street food is not the healthiest but ghungi chaat is an exception, it is packed with protein and full of dietary fiber. Traditionally it is garnished with chopped onions, green chilies, cilantro and lemon juice, but you can also top it…

Cholar Dal

Cholar Dal is a very popular Bengali dish that is often made for festive celebrations in Bengal, specially for Durga Poojo bhog. This dal was introduced to me by my husband (who is a bengali) and instantly became my favorite. For me this dish truly symbolizes simplicity at its best,  it is aromatic and slightly sweet. Traditionally cholar dal…

Lentil Soup

This is one wholesome soup, it’s a cross between Indian Dal and Veggie Soup. This recipe can be prepared easily with simple pantry ingredients, it’s a very forgiving recipe so feel free to add any other seasonings or veggies of your choice (like – green beans, red potatoes, green peas etc.). Turmeric is optional but I love the golden tinge it…