White Urad Dal – with aromatic spices

Urad Dal……simple, nourishing and absolutely delicious. The Dal is my father’s favorite made simply with a fabulous baghaar of mint, onions, cumin, cilantro and fresh ginger in ghee. The Roti is dough with Bajri, spelt, rye and whole wheat flour. Heavenly! Urad dal, also known as white lentil or black lentil is  grown in the…

Spiced Black Beans with Garlic

Black beans have an amazing protein and fiber content that contributes to the known benefits for the digestive tract and blood sugar regulatory systems. Aside from the benefits, they are absolutely delicious and easy to cook. You can check out more health benefits here ( http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=2) I do not use the canned beans. Dried black beans…

Matar Paneer with pepper – Indian cheese with peas and pepper

Quick, delicious and easy to make…. A chunk of home made or store bought cheese ( paneer) cut in 1 inch pieces 1 tbsp mustard oil 1/2 tsp each mustard seeds, onion seeds and fennel seeds, cumin seeds a pinch of hing ( asafetida) 10 pieces of curry leaves 1 tsp tumeric powder 1 tsp…