Legumes / Lentils & Rasams Archive

  • Beans and rice are just not comfort foods, I believe they are our soul foods too, may be the term “soul foods” has a string attached to the African – American cuisine, but this is the kind of meal that can support an entire civilization and whether we combine it with rice or bread, is culture specific. Such foods which usually has a high protein content, not only nourishes the body but also left completely satisfied, a state of being when the body does not […]

    middle eastern white beans with sweet bell pepper pilaf

    Beans and rice are just not comfort foods, I believe they are our soul foods too, may be the term “soul foods” has a string attached to the African – American cuisine, but this is the kind of meal that can support an entire civilization and whether we combine it with rice or bread, is culture specific. Such foods which usually has a high protein content, not only nourishes the body but also left completely satisfied, a state of being when the body does not […]

  • Lentils are protein rich source if served alone,  but if mixed with vegetables becomes wholesome and nutritious. That is the reason I stopped cooking plain lentils, each time I cook the lentils, I try to make it more wholesome by adding vegetables or leaves or even nuts. Dalma is a medley of lentils and vegetables cooked together, incorporating each others taste and the spicy seasonings brings out the color and flavour in it. The name dalma instantly integrates to the […]

    dalma a medley of lentils and vegetables from orissa

    Lentils are protein rich source if served alone,  but if mixed with vegetables becomes wholesome and nutritious. That is the reason I stopped cooking plain lentils, each time I cook the lentils, I try to make it more wholesome by adding vegetables or leaves or even nuts. Dalma is a medley of lentils and vegetables cooked together, incorporating each others taste and the spicy seasonings brings out the color and flavour in it. The name dalma instantly integrates to the […]

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