Local Organic Yellow Pea Curry (Almost Chana Masala)

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Wondering what to do with those yellow whole peas in your Lufa Farms fresh basket? You can use them exactly as you'd use chickpeas. So soak them in a bowl of cold water overnight and then drain them and boil them with about two inches of water (2 cups dried chickpeas = 4 cups … [Read more...]

Bangladeshi Red Lentils

Vegetarian Indian meal with Dal, rice,green beans, squash, cucumber,yogurt, and dates

For the dal dish for my Indian dinner party I did the simplest red lentil recipe in the book (At Home With Jadhur Maffrey). It was so easy I figured it'd be bland and boring, but I knew there would be other flavours in the other dishes to pick up the slack in the meal. There … [Read more...]

My Indian kitchen: Sweet and Sour Butternut Squash

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I find myself buying butternut squash three at a time. Is that ridiculous? I'll usually roast them and then eat the chunks with rice or kamut or barley for lunch or a snack or a side dish. But I have the attention span of a goldfish recipe-wise, and I get bored of making the … [Read more...]

Back At Home with Madhur Jaffrey: South Indian-Style Green Beans with Sesame, Cumin and Mustard Seeds

South Indian-Style Green Beans with Sesame, Cumin, and Mustard Seeds

I meant to make an Indian mustard pickle, but when I went to prepare the third dish for my small Indian dinner party - green beans - I couldn't remember which recipe I had decided to use. This one for South Indian style green beans is pretty boring, it's true, but it won't upset … [Read more...]