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5 Indian Pulse Recipes from Meera Sodha. Until not so long ago, pulses—the dried seeds of legumes like beans, peas, and lentils—had a bad reputation: relegated to the health food category and generally seen as a bit “worthy”—the food of hemp trouser-wearing hippies.

5 Indian Pulse Recipes from Meera Sodha

Now, thanks many people eating less meat but searching for new sources of sustenance, deliciousness, and protein, pulses have been put in the spotlight. In fact, they’ve risen to such dizzying heights recently that the U.N. has proclaimed it the International Year of Pulses: This is their moment and your chance to get better acquainted with them. Here's what you need to know to cook them, as well as five of my favorite pulse-based recipes from around India. In India, pulses have been eaten since the dawn of civilization, by rich and poor alike. In part, this is because they’re a cheap source of protein, containing up to twice as much as most grains—but also because they are so versatile.

Dried or Tinned? The answer is largely dependent on how much time you have. Moroccan Chickpea Stew {vegan, grain free, gluten free} This Moroccan chickpea stew gets its spiciness and flavor from a North African spice mix called Ras El Hanout!

Moroccan Chickpea Stew {vegan, grain free, gluten free}

Serve this grain and gluten free stew with vegan or dairy yoghurt over quinoa or enjoy as is! This is the story of how I traveled to Morocco (almost completely) by myself when I was a teenager! Let me set the scene: It was the summer of 1999, I was 18 and had just enough savings from my after school jobs that I decided to take off for a few months. I didn’t have enough funds for Australia or Japan or some other crazy exciting place so I picked the sunniest place in Europe that I could think of: I flew to Costa del Sol in the South Spain! It was the summer of my life. Chole Recipe: How to make Punjabi Chole. Punjabi chole masala or chana masala recipe with step by step photos – one easy and yet lip smacking punjabi chole recipe. this is one of the most tried and tested chole recipe. it has been tried not only by me innumerable times, but also by many readers. the chole recipe has been adapted from anita’s blog. over a period of six years years from the time i adapted this recipe, i made some changes in proportions as well as ingredients. after so many changes, here is the recipe which gives a good balance of spiciness, taste and flavor. so i decided to update this in the post too. the result is a punjabi chole like you get in the streets of delhi and punjab. the original chole recipe on this blog was published on aug 20 2009. its 6 years now and i have now updated the recipe with the variations and with step by step pics. however, keeping the old pic of the spices i took with mobile when i started the blog, just as a memoir.

Chole Recipe: How to make Punjabi Chole

Ethiopian Sweet Potato and Lentil Wat with Injera Flatbread. A wat or wot (what?)

Ethiopian Sweet Potato and Lentil Wat with Injera Flatbread

Is an Ethiopian stew. I first read about Ethiopian cuisine on The Taste Space and I knew I had to try it out for myself. It is spicy, which I love as you might have guessed and is great for vegetarian or vegan food lovers. The flavour comes mainly from an Ethiopian spice mix called Berbere. Berbere has as many different variations as I have shoes but the one I have chosen to make includes: red chilli flakes, turmeric, paprika, ginger, fenugreek, cardamom, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, allspice & clove. Stella's Meza: Maharagwe (Kenyan red kidney beans) in coconut milk. My dear Mother has/still has this meal planning book she carried around with her everywhere!

Stella's Meza: Maharagwe (Kenyan red kidney beans) in coconut milk

In that book was her monthly family meal plan, recipes etc. Whenever an occasion was coming up that required a lot of cooking, she'd whip out her meal planning book. It's pretty worn out from many years of use but all our poking jokes at her book does not deter her from loving it. Green Bean Salad with Mint & Hazelnuts. A fresh take on a classic green bean sidedish.

Green Bean Salad with Mint & Hazelnuts

PhotograPhy by Aran Goyoaga | Food+styling by Nadia Dole, Stephanie Brubaker, & Aran Goyoaga. Global Table Adventure. If we can’t open our hearts to the “weird” things in life, we’re not living fully.

Global Table Adventure

The girl who wears rain boots in the snow. The man that studies a bustling ant hill for an hour. 11 Ways to Celebrate the Chickpea, Humble Lunchtime Savior. Creamy and endlessly adaptable, sturdy and hearty, inexpensive and flavorful, pantry standby for vegans and carnivores alike: Where would we be without the chickpea?

11 Ways to Celebrate the Chickpea, Humble Lunchtime Savior

For such a humble bean, it pulls its weight, and at no hour is this clearer than at noon, when it's time for lunch. Add to the chickpea's accolades that it's quick to prepare (especially if you made a big batch of dried chickpeas ahead of time, or canned chickpeas are more your style) and extremely well-behaved in transit (good at room temperature, easy to pack) and it'll keep you full through the afternoon. Slow It Down: Lentils Martinique « ForgottenBeast. Slow It Down: Lentils Martinique Since canning season is mostly over, JamieAnne and I are happy to give you the brand-spankin’-new slow-cooking Monday link up.

Slow It Down: Lentils Martinique « ForgottenBeast

Check out my Lentils Martinique, her Beef Stew or add your own past or present slow cooker post to our link up! I am unashamedly in love with my slow cooker–Slow cookers are easy, convenient and help you make some really affordable and delicious meals. Lentils Martinique Creamy Caribbean-spiced lentils with spinach, pineapple and sweet potato. The total cost for ingredients for this dish: $5.50. Spring Vegetarian Cassoulet Recipe on Food52. Cooking is more fun with friends.

Spring Vegetarian Cassoulet Recipe on Food52

Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join. Let's GoLearn more Join Our Community Follow amazing home cooks. Sweet chili lentils {vegan, gluten-free} I’m guessing most people who start a blog have already been avid readers of blogs for a long time. In my case foodblogs of course, and one of the blogs I check out often is Thursday Dinners from Louise, an ex-colleague of mine. Lentils Shepherds Pie {vegan, gluten-free} It’s easy to forget – in these days of over indulgence – that there are people who don’t have access to enough food, or quality food to live a healthy life. And not just in countries far away, but also in Belgium, where more than 15% of the population is living in poverty. A sad reality knowing this number is increasing every year.

The solution for this I don’t know, but when asked to participate for a collaboration between ‘Omnivit’ and ‘The Red Cross’ I was happy I could do something even if it’s minor. The idea was to ask 10 food bloggers to create a recipe that cost’s less than 4€ per person. All these recipes are bundled together in a small cookbook distributed in the coming weeks. Chili sin carne {vegan, gluten-free} Not much explanation needed I think. Just a nice chili where you will not miss the meat at all. And because you replace the meat with vegetables you get a really healthy bowl of food. 2 tablespoons olive oil1 medium onion, diced2 carrots, diced1 red bell pepper, diced1 yellow bell pepper, diced4 cloves garlic, minced10 tomatoes1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained1 can corn, rinsed and drained2 tablespoons chili powder1 cinnamon stick1 bay leaf2 teaspoon fresh thyme1 teaspoon red pepper flakes1 cup red wine.

Carrot, Lentil, and Feta Salad Recipe on Food52. Cooking is more fun with friends. Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join. Let's GoLearn more Join Our Community Follow amazing home cooks. Gigantes Plaki recipe (Gigandes Greek Baked 'Giant' Beans) Filling and super-healthy! Gigantes plaki (Greek baked gigantes) is a classic Greek recipe, consisting of ‘giant’ beans baked in a tomato sauce along with plenty of fresh herbs, which give a really unique taste. Authentic Greek Fava recipe (Yellow Split Peas Puree) A delicious traditional veggie dish straight from the island of Santorini! Creamy and super tasty, the perfect starter for a cold winters day. Spicy & Hearty: Vegetarian Chilli Delight. The winter season! Big-Batch Chili. Minty Pea Purée on Toast Recipe. Cooking is more fun with friends. Deborah Madison's Lentil Salad with Mint, Roasted Peppers, and Feta Cheese Recipe on Food52. Beluga Lentil Salad with Pear, Blue Cheese and Thyme : eat in my kitchen.

When I went through the shelves of my pantry to bring some order to the boxes and bags filled with all kinds of dried lentils, beans and seeds, an open bag of Beluga lentils fell into my hands. I could have chosen Swabian Heirloom lentils, or the red, yellow or green legumes, but this time my eyes got stuck on these pearly black beauties. The black seeds inspired me to make a salad that looks like it came right out of a Renaissance painting, dark, dramatic and a bit mystic (although it’s just food, it has its own aura). Lentil Balls - Dreamy Leaf. Lentil kibbeh. This is a speedy and delicious type of kibbeh (in Kurdish balloo3) that I tasted at the home of a Kurdish friend whose family resided in Turkey.

Spicy Harissa Lentils with Lemon Tahini and Sweet Onions : eat in my kitchen. A friend of ours gave us a large bottle of tahini which he brought back to Berlin from his latest trip to Israel. Food52. The Ultimate Vegetable Lentil Loaf. After a few attempts (five to be exact) at making this lentil loaf, I have finally come up with a veggie version that tastes pretty darn good and is extremely filling. I wanted to keep this easy with ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Ultimate Vegan Lentil Walnut Loaf Recipe. Lentil Walnut Loaf Recipe on Food52. Eat this: Moroccan Lentil Soup from Annabel Langbein - dropdeadgorgeousdaily.com. Soup season is officially upon us and boy do we have a delicious recipe coming your way today - courtesy of award-winning author of 19 cookbooks and soon-to-be face of the FOOD channel, Annabel Langbein.

Annabel takes pride in living a free range life with an emphasis on the joy of connecting with nature and sharing food, and she's kind enough to share some of her amazing recipes for easy healthy dinners, home baking and simple desserts. Don't feel daunted by the long ingredients list - like most soups you pretty much just throw everything in, let it sit and you've got a delicious meal jam-packed with nutritious ingredients.

Heat oil in a medium-large saucepan and gently fry onion, garlic, ginger, tomato paste and spices until aromatic and onion has softened without browning. Best Bean & Legume Recipes on Food52 - Food52. Savory Mung Bean Crepes Recipe on Food52. Cooking is more fun with friends. 5 Bean Curry Recipe on Food52. How To Pick, Clean and Prepare Fava Beans. 11 Make-Ahead Vegetarian Meals - Menu Ideas. Mango habanero black bean tacos. Black Eyed Pea “Hummus” Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi's Basic Hummus Recipe on Food52. Heidi Swanson's Pan-Fried Giant White Beans with Kale recipe on Food52.com. Beans and Weight Loss. Broad bean dip. Roasted Mushroom Ragout with Cannellini Beans and Artichoke Hearts recipe on Food52.com.

Lima Bean Hummus recipe on Food52.com. Lime Curry recipe on Food52.com. A Simple Homey, Coconut-y Red Lentil Dal recipe on Food52.com. Black Bean Pizza Recipe. Untitled. Spiced Apples, Onions, and Beans Over Butternut Squash. Chickpea Fritters with Bocconcini Salsa -DK. Maple Baked Beans. Hummus 101: How to Make the Best, Easiest & Cheapest Hummus Ever. Black Bean Mango Salsa: My Favorite Summer Recipe. Christmas Lima Bean Salad Recipe. Bharazi ... Black Eyed Peas and Coconut Curry recipe on Food52.com. Roasted Chickpea Salad with Za'atar recipe on Food52.com. Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Guinness Chili recipe on Food52. Smoked Lentil Salad with Sriracha Miso Mayonnaise recipe on Food52.com. Bønner i honningdressing. A Bean Worth Drying: The Scarlet Runner.

How to Make Vegan Lentil Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw. Pumpkin & Chickpea Salad with Tahini - Genius Recipes. Burmese Ginger Salad (Gin Thoke) Chickpea flour flatbread w/ new potatoes + fresh basil (v + gf) Giant Lemon Fennel Beans Recipe. Spicy Greens and Creamy Parmesan Bean Stew.