Nutritious Whole Grain, Split Pea and Vegetable Soup
Apr04

Nutritious Whole Grain, Split Pea and Vegetable Soup

This is a quick pressure-cooker soup that is warming, nutritious and very welcome on cold winter days. You can vary this recipe by substituting Parsnips, green beans, zucchini or corn for any of the suggested vegetables. A nice stew can be obtained by adding large, even-sized pieces of potato or winter squash. (You will need to increase the amount of water a bit when cooking these starchy vegetables). Try your own favourite...

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South Indian Hot Toordal Soup with vegetables
Feb17

South Indian Hot Toordal Soup with vegetables

Ingredients •1¼ C toor dal •5-7 C water •½ Tsp turmeric powder •1½ inch ball of dried tamarind pulp •1 C hot water •2 Tsp ghee/oil •1½ Tsp black mustard seeds •¼ Tsp yellow asafetida powder •1 green chili chopped •2 dried red chilies broken in halves •1 Tbsp ginger, finely grated •9-10 fresh curry leaves •½ Tsp fenugreek seeds •1 C carrot cut into slices •1 C green beans cut into 1-inch pieces •1½ C bell pepper (capsicum), diced into...

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Pani Puri Masala
Feb14

Pani Puri Masala

Ingredients • Cumin seeds – 25 grams • Coriander seeds – 25 grams • Red chili powder – 25 grams • Dry mango powder – 50 grams • Black pepper powder – 10 grams • Salt – as per taste • Black salt – 1 tbsp • Asafetida – 1 pinch • Citric acid – 1 tsp Preparation 1. Roast cumin seeds and coriander seeds. 2 .Grind to powder and mix all other powder. 3. Mix asafetida and fill in the...

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Mung Bean Soup
Feb09

Mung Bean Soup

Ingredients • Mung beans, whole – 1 cup • Roma tomatoes – 3 • Ghee – 4 – 5 tbsp • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp • Fresh ginger, grated – 2 tbsp • Hing – 1/4 tsp • Black pepper, ground – 1/4  tsp • Urad dahl, split –  1/2 tsp • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp • Turmeric – 1/2 tsp • Salt Preparation 1. Soak the beans in water a couple hours. Bring to a boil and let simmer until dahl...

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Bean Soup
Feb09

Bean Soup

Ingredients • Kidney beans (rajma) – ½ cup • Tomatoes – 2 tomatoes • Red chili powder – ¼ tsp • Salt – as required • Clove – 1-2 • Lemon juice – ½ tsp • Oil – 1 tbsp For serving: • Tomatoes finely chopped – 2-3 • Cilantro leaves finely chopped. Preparation 1. Soak beans for over- night. 2. Heat oil in a pot; add chopped tomatoes, paste, chili powder, cloves and salt. 3. Add 3 cups of...

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Vegetable Soup
Feb07

Vegetable Soup

Ingredients • Kidney beans – 1/4 cup • Yellow split peas – 1/4 cup • Split mung beans – 1/4 cup • Pearl barley – 1/4 cup • Unsalted butter, or olive oil – 3 tbsp • Yellow asafoetida powder – 3/4 tsp • Carrot, diced – 1 medium • Celery stalk (with leaves), diced – 1 medium • Potato, scrubbed and diced – 1 medium • Turnip, diced – 1/2 medium • Tomato, peeled and diced – 1...

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