Bean Bulgur Salad

Bean Bulgur Salad With Pesto, Fat-Free

*+-I have been really busy which is why you haven’t been seeing me around much, but I wanted to drop in today with a quick, easy and fat-free recipe for this delicious Bean Bulgur Salad with Pesto. This is the perfect brown-bag recipe, and it has so many textures and flavors that you’ll never miss…

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Curried Lentil Hand Pie

Curried Lentil Hand Pies

*+-These Curried Lentil Hand Pies, with their crispy, crackling, golden crust and creamy, meaty, spicy lentil filling, are all about healthy comfort. And if you thought that term was an oxymoron, well, you’d better think again. You know I’m always looking for easy recipes I can make on a weeknight and brown bag to work…

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Tawa Pulao

Tawa Pulao

*+-When Desi and I lived in Mumbai — or Bombay as those of us who left the city in those days still like to call it — there were nights, after wrapping up the graveyard shift at the newspaper we both worked for, when we would set out with co-workers and friends to scour the city’s streets for…

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Tofu Paneer Bhurji

Tofu Paneer Bhurji

*+-A bhurji, in India’s culinary lexicon, is a messy scramble of any sort. There’s anda bhurji, or egg bhurji, a spiced-up version of scrambled eggs that blazed a path from India’s street food stalls to become a popular  breakfast staple in every home kitchen. And then there’s paneer bhurji, a popular restaurant dish made with…

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Moong bean Usal

Sprouted Mung Salad (Moong Usal)

*+-I have for you today a very simple, very nutritious and very delicious sprouted mung bean salad that, in my part of India, goes by the name of Moong Usal. There’s something about sprouting beans that brings out the poet in me. Watching those tiny little white squiggles shoot out of the legume and grow,…

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Chana Masala

Easy Chana Masala

*+-Chana Masala. Those two words set my mouth watering before I can say them out loud. I bought this huge can of chickpeas from the warehouse store the other day– bigger than two people can possibly use up in a week’s time, but a six-pound can for under $3 just looked too good to pass…

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Kashmiri Rogan Josh, a Vegan Version

*+-There are few dishes that evoke the tempestuous passion of the land they spring from as perfectly as Rogan Josh does. Rogan Josh, which roughly translates to “red heat,” is a classic meat dish from the belly of Kashmir, an exquisite land infused with both sublime romance and turbulent tragedy. When I was growing up in…

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Fat-Free Tomato Dal

Fat-Free Tomato Dal | Phulkas

*+-Sauteing in water instead of oil might sound strange and even a little yuck to someone who loves delicious food. In fact, right now I can imagine some of you shaking your heads going, oh, come on! But trust me when I say that it makes almost no difference to the flavor of many Indian…

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Braised Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Braised Sweet Potatoes

*+-It’s hard to find a vegetable as well-rounded as the sweet potato. It’s delicious, it’s good for you, and its exquisite coral flesh could  inspire one to poetry…in the kitchen, that is. Even Desi, who loves bananas and won’t concede that the sweet potato is a richer source of potassium (it is), loves to eat…

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phool makhana curry

Creamy Phool Makhana Curry (Lotus Seed Curry)

*+-So it’s time to say goodbye to another year, time to make new resolutions, time to lose weight, time to read more books, time to take longer walks with the dogs, time to cook more delicious vegan food, and yes– time to blog more. This past year’s been a rocky road for Holy Cow! She…

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Lima Bean Curry

Lima Bean Curry

*+-For years now, one of my favorite quickie recipes has been a flavorful but utterly simple cauliflower curry that requires just a minimum of ingredients. The cauliflower goes into a tomato sauce that, together with some turmeric, creates a glorious orange color. I wanted to make this curry for Aparna who’s hosting FIC: Orange this…

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Tomato-Coconut Curry

Creamy Tomato Coconut Curry

*+-One of the dishes that I cook over and over again is this decadent-tasting but healthy Tomato Coconut Cream Curry.It is an ideal recipe for someone who is new to cooking Indian food — or just new to cooking — because of its sheer simplicity. There’s no grinding, complicated spice mixes and marinating required. Once…

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Masoor Dal

Masoor Dal

*+-Masoor Dal with Toasted Spices, which I’m sharing today, is one of my favorite dishes. For a number of reasons: the lentils taste great and cook easily, making them perfect for busy evenings when you have little time to throw together a meal that’s both nourishing and delicious. What’s more, like all beans and lentils, they…

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