lentils

Vegan Dal Makhani (Black Lentil Dal) - Cook Republic

Vegan Dal Makhani (Creamy Black Lentil Dal)

A simple dal is a staple at virtually every meal in an Indian household. The most common everyday dals are  masoor dal (red lentils), mung dal (small yellow lentils/split and dehusked mung bean), toor dal (split pigeon peas) or chana dal (split yellow peas). But there is a special kind of dal hailing from Punjab in northern India which has the title of the king of dals. It is called Dal Makhani, is made with black whole urad dal and is truly ... Read More >>
Turmeric Daal - Cook Republic

Turmeric Daal

We eat daal once a week, sometimes twice or even thrice (when I am feeling especially lazy). I have cooked at least fifty different kinds of daal on thousands of occasions. But for some inexplainable reason, I don't have a single daal recipe on the blog. None. So this year as I return to cooking and blogging just for the sheer pleasure of it all, I thought I would share the daal that runs through my vein (quite literally) because growing up, ... Read More >>

Sumac Roasted Eggplant, Lentil And Cherry Salad

This is a thoroughly satisfying, hearty and savoury salad made with minimal fuss by roasting eggplant slices rubbed with sumac, making a garlic balsamic dressing in a mason jar and tossing it all together in a bowl with some lentils, dried cherries and herbs. Need some quick vegan and gluten free lunch inspiration on a busy week day? Make this salad! A few months ago I bought the Messermeister Pro-Touch garlic press. Honestly, I don't know... Read More >>

Quinoa Lentil And Smokey Eggplant Salad

  This month I am developing bowls of fun, nutritious and modern day salads for ELLE magazine's  mid year issue. I find the anatomy of a salad utterly fascinating. Just like any other dish, a great salad has a balance of flavours and textures. A slight upset and you might end up with a mushy salad or a really dry one that becomes tedious to eat after a few mouthfuls. A flavour matched salad will make you adventurous enough to enjoy... Read More >>

Powerhouse Chickpea And Lentil Curry With Pomegranate

This dish is a powerhouse of nutrients. Packed with the goodness of protein and fibre, this fragrant curry is perfect for serving up at dinner when you have predominantly vegetarian guests. It is meaty in flavour and you will not miss having meat at the table. It is also great for cutting corners and controlling your budget while making sure pantry staples get used, especially with meat prices climbing higher every now and then. The recipe... Read More >>