Chaat is a delicious, fresh mix of raw vegetables, garbanzo beans, and yogurt, typically sold on street sides in India.  Flavor is added with different chutneys and powders, and chaat altogether makes for a tasty, healthy, and refreshing meal. Ingredients: Onions (chopped into small half-inch pieces) Tomato (chopped into small half-inch pieces) Cucumber (chopped into small half-inch pieces) Garbanzo beans Red/Green/Yellow peppers (chopped into small … Continue reading Chaat

Green Beans

Green beans can be served with chappati, rice, and dal for a full traditional North Indian meal (2-4 servings) Ingredients: 2 cups of Green beans 1 tsp vegetable oil (preferably mustard oil) 1/4 tsp Jeera (cumin seed) 1/8 tsp haldi (turmeric powder) 1/8 mirchi (red chili) powder (optional and to taste) 1/8 tsp namak (salt) (add to taste) Directions: Cut green beans into small half-centimeter … Continue reading Green Beans

Toor or Arahar Dal with Rice

Toor Dal or Arahar Dal (lentils) is a traditional Indian soup-like dish usually eaten with rice and chappati. (Recipe makes 3-5 servings) Dal Ingredients: 1 cup Toor/Arahar Dal (lentils) 3 cups water ¼ teaspoon haldi (turmeric powder) ¼ teaspoon namak (salt), or according to taste Directions: Rinse the dal with cold water once or twice Add 3 cups of water, the haldi, and the namak … Continue reading Toor or Arahar Dal with Rice

Ayurvedic Idli Sambhar

Idli Sambhar is a traditional South Indian dish made of rice and lentils, but this recipe is an ayurvedic adaptation that uses cream of wheat (sooji) in place of rice.  Enjoy this healthy, nutritious, and fat-free delightful dish! (Recipe makes 4-6 servings) Idli Base Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sooji (cream of wheat) 3 tablespoons dahi (plain, organic, non-fat yogurt) 3 teaspoons baking powder or ENO … Continue reading Ayurvedic Idli Sambhar