Hesarubele (Split Mung) Payasa – A Lip-smacking Dessert!

Hesarubele (Split Mung) Payasa – A Lip-smacking Dessert!

Finish off your nutritious dinner with a decadent treat that will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. This payasa is a traditional South Indian dessert and is made with mung dal, coconut milk, jaggery, cardamon, cashews, raisins and aromatic saffron. It is simple to make, tastes divine, has no chemicals, and to top it off, even your kids will love it!

Roasted Butternut Squash & Black-Eyed Peas Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash & Black-Eyed Peas Soup

Cold, chilly weather….hot soup that warms you from inside out. Food that is good for your body and your soul. That’s the kind of soup that is today’s feature. Wipe off the bowl with a slice of fresh bread and you’ve got a wholesome, comforting dinner that’s easy enough to pull off on a weeknight. Intrigued? Check out the recipe.

Carrot, Green Bean, Coconut Sauté

Carrot, Green Bean, Coconut Sauté

Fresh and dry coconuts are used extensively in South Indian recipes both for taste/texture and for the health benefits. This vegan/vegetarian recipe is just the essence of delicious and nutritious, with minimal ingredients and a total cook time of less than 30 minutes. Seasoning ingredients – curry leaf, dry and green chili pepper, chana dal, mustard and cumin seeds, add a dash of flavor and spice.

Beets (root & greens) Palya

Beets (root & greens) Palya

Palya, as dry curries are called in Kannada (the language spoken in the south Indian state of Karnataka), is a very easy and delicious way of incorporating beets and the beet greens into one’s diet. If you or anyone in your family are naysayers to beets, do try this recipe. You are sure to love the mixture of spice, sweetness with the tinge of bitterness from the greens, irresistible.

Spicy Bell Pepper Potato Medley

Spicy Bell Pepper Potato Medley

Ever since I was a kid, potato has been my favorite. I remember my mom’s sautéed potatoes (with just a bit of salt) that tasted so yummy with steamed rice and home-made ghee. I could eat that for every meal, no complaints:) And my second most favorite...
Rainbow Chard Red Lentil Stew

Rainbow Chard Red Lentil Stew

This is one of those go-to dishes for busy weeknights—it’s fast, easy, and filling. It also happens to be a vegan recipe where legumes and spices take center stage. Loads of onions and tomatoes build a savory flavor base, while rainbow chard contributes a decidedly earthy flavor. If you’re not a big fan of chard, try this recipe…you may change your mind, after all. And that reminds us—though we’re calling this dinner, it would also be splendid for lunch.

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