Recipies: Grains & Pulses

Gujarati Dal Curry

Gujarati Dal Curry Serves 4 This is a hot, yet sweet curry that comes from northwestern India.  Very hard to resist on a cool day. 1/2 Cup Moong Dal (Split Green Lentils) 1/2 Cup Chana Dal (Split Yellow Peas) 2 Tbsp. Ghee or Peanut Oil 1 Tsp. Black or Yellow Mustard...

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Basmati Rice with Black Cardamom

Basmati Rice with Black Cardamom Serves 4 A smoky dish that hails from Kashmir, this is known as a pulao.  Western culture would call it a pilaf. 1 Cup Basmati Rice 2 Tbsp. Ghee (Clarified Butter) 5 Black Cardamom Pods 2 Bay Leaves 1 Small Red Onion – Thinly sliced...

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Roasted Carrot Hummus

Roasted Carrot Hummus

Ingredients: 1 lb. Carrots 1 3/4 Cups Chickpeas (14.5 Can) 6 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 Lemon, juiced 1 inch piece of Ginger, minced 2 Tbsp. Sesame seeds 2 Cloves Garlic, minced 1/2 Tsp. Smoked Paprika 1 Tsp. Booda’s Berbere 1/2 Tsp. Sea salt 1/4 Cup of Water Preheat oven to...

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Chana Masala

Chana Masala Serves 4 1 Lb. Chana Dal Cooked (Chickpeas can be substituted) 1 Tbsp. Cumin seeds 2 Tsp. Coriander seeds 2 Tbsp. Peanut/Vegetable oil 1/2 Medium Onion ~ Diced 1/4 Tsp. Asafoetida 1 1/2 Tbsp. Ginger ~ Minced 1 1/2 Tbsp. Garlic ~ Minced 1 Green Chile (or...

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Hummus

Hummus Hummus is an excellent medium for subtle flavors.  This version showcases Ras el Hanout but you may substitute the spices of your choice. 2 Cans Garbanzo Beans/Chick Peas (15 oz. each) 5 Tbsp. Tahini (Sesame Paste) 1/4 Cup Olive Oil 1 1/2 Tsp. Ras el Hanout 1...

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Persian Chicken Stuffed with Rice

Persian Chicken Stuffed with Rice (Morgh-e tu por ba berenj) Serves 4 - 6 1 Large chicken, about 5 to 6 pounds 1 Tsp. Sea Salt 2 Large onions ~ peeled and thinly sliced 3 Cloves Garlic ~ peeled and crushed 1/4 Cup butter or oil 1 Cup Rice ~ cleaned and washed 1 Tbsp....

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Cauliflower with Panch Phoran & Dal

Cauliflower with Panch Phoran & Dal Serves 6 - 8 1 1/2 Cups Masoor Dal (Red Lentils) 4 Cups water 1 Tsp. Turmeric 1 Tsp. Sea Salt 2 Tbsp. Canola oil 1 Tbsp. Panch Phoran 1 Large Onion ~ diced 4 Cloves Garlic ~ minced 1/4 Tsp. Chili Flakes 1 Tsp. Minced Ginger 16...

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