Kala Chana Khichdi / Kondaikalai Saadham – Comfort Yourself With Food:)

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Garbanzos Curried Rice: Ingredients: (Serves Four) Rice 1 cupBrown Garbanzos /Kala Chana / Kondaikadalai 1 cupGreen chilies 2 sliced Garlic 4 clovesOnions 1-2 slicedCumin seeds 1-2 spoonCinnamon 1 stickCloves 3-5SaltChili powder 1/2 spoon (optional)Garam masala powder 1 pinchOil few spoons. Method: Soak the garbanzos ahead, overnight should be good. Pressure cook briefly…done but not tender. [...]

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Kadala Curry / Radish-Brown Garbanzos Curry – South Indian Style

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Chinna Brown Mookadalai-Mullangi Masala Kuzhambu: Other Names: Mookadalai Kuzhambu. Garbanzos Curry. Kadala Curry. Chana Masala – South Indian Style. Ingredients: Brown,small Garbanzos/ Kala Chana / Mookadalai 1 cupRed radish sliced 1 cupOnion 1 large gratedGinger-garlic paste 1-2 spoonsTomatoes 2 crushedTamarind paste 1/2 spoonCinnamon 1 stickCloves 3SaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonCoconut wet-ground 1 cupOil few [...]

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Kala Chana Sundal / Mookadalai Sundal – Make Healthy Eating a Priority!

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Brown Mookadalai Sundal: Spicy Garbanzos Snack. Mookadalai Masala Sundal. Ingredients: Brown/black Garbanzos – 1 cupSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonGreen chilies 6 choppedGinger 2″ choppedCoconut chopped 1/2 cupCurry leaves fewCilantro leaves fewAsafoetida 1/4 spoonPeppercorns 4-6Cumin seeds 1/2 spoonMustard seeds 1/2 spoonSesame oil few spoons. Method: Soak the legumes overnight in water. Boil the same in [...]

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Pottukadalai Chutney / Bhuni Chana Chutney / Toasted Lentils Chutney

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Odaicha Kadalai Chutney: While growing up, I hated this chutney so much…this is the only chutney they kept serving for years in my hostel. Oh man, I just cringe going back to those horrid days. I used to long for Mommy’s Thengai Chutney. Now things have changed differently…its not always about ‘pleasure of eating’…guilt for [...]

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Rich & Creamy Potato-Garbanzos-Spinach Curry

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Potato-Garbanzos-Spinach Curry: Alu-Chana-Palak Ka Curry. Alu-Palak Malai Curry. Going on Veg Fast Nothing much to rant today…another healthy saathvic food. Am on veg-fast for the past couple of months. Trust me, many of my friends are happy to eat herbs and greens these days. Some of my classes are exclusively based on lentils and concoctions. [...]

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Maaladdu

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Maa Laadu: Maaladdu. Pottukadalai Laddu. Instant Laddu. Fried Gram Laadu. Toasted Chana Dal Laddu. Chutney Pappu Laddu. My mother is a shopaholic person…whether its groceries, dress or jewelry…she buys them in bulk(mind blowing)!! We had hard time, bringing her back to normal. The funny thing is she ends up buying again and again the same [...]

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Don’t Mess with Sufian

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Lebanese Breakfast: Friday Morning Breakfast – Middle East! Bachelor’s Elaborate Breakfast, Can you believe this??? Hope you guys remember about the club that I attend to ‘The Cook! Eat! Share!’ for the Internationals. We are about 40 members from different countries. Its a nice platform to know about one’s culture through food! One of our [...]

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Kondaikadalai Sundal

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Chana Sundal:(Marwadi Style) Mommy occasionally used to make this Chana Sundal. She said…this recipe was inspired by her business partner, Subaras Mal’s wife. Mrs.Subaras is a great cook….she used to send us over ‘Marwadi Mitthai, Soft chappathis, Cilantro chutney……’. As a kid, always appreciated her food! Wonder what? without adding any strong spices, she used [...]

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Methi – Chana Curry

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Chana Methi Curry: Kondaikadalai Vendhaya Keerai Kuzhambu. Garbanzo Fenugreek Greens Curry dish. Like most of us, I too hated bitter tasting greens in cooking. Few South Indian preparations, like Kuzhambu will make it less bitter after cooking. But I always appreciated North Indian style of greens preparation. Pairing greens with certain beans and pungent, acrid [...]

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Kozhuppu Kuzhambu

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Kadalai Paruppu – Kozhuppu Kuzhambu: Cholsterol Kuzhambu!!! No kidding………..It is Cholesterol Gravy!!! Ask your butcher to trim the goat’s cholesterol for you. Use very little….or it could upset your tummy. This is definetely not a healthy dish. Just for a change….fix this country style kuzhambu!!! Never get addicted……yeah it would be tempting. As we do [...]

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