Category Archives: Indian

Chana dal 6/25/22

Chana dal is probably our favorite Indian dish. It is a stew of dried split chickpeas with spices, onion, ginger, garlic, and spicy tomatoes. I make it in my Instant Pot where it cooks under pressure for 15 minutes. I … Continue reading

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Red lentils with chicken, kale, and cauliflower rice. 6/16/22

First let me note that John ate this dish vegan by simply removing the chicken. Since I am eating lower carbs I needed to replace some of the lentils with more protein. I have rotisserie chicken in the fridge so … Continue reading

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Moroccan chickpeas stew 5/26/22

The weather has cooled down going from a high 97F on Wednesday to a high of 75F on Thursday. The good thing about weather here about 35 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean is that it usually is not super … Continue reading

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Chana dal with rice and kale 5/20/22

Chana dal are dried split chickpeas and this stew is a snap to make in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. We make ours with spicy Original Rotel plus sriracha on top for even more zing. I love the whole … Continue reading

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Dal bukhara, chandi pindi with rice and naan 4/29/22

On Friday John and I went out to lunch at the Yeti Restaurant, a Nepalese?Indian place, in Glen Ellen, CA. These days when I am going to eat out I like to go to a restaurant that makes something I … Continue reading

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Chana dal. 4/4/22

We made this Chana dal last week and saved some extra portions for dinner today. Like many stews this one got even better having sat around for a few days. It is really nice to have a dinner where all … Continue reading

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Vegan! Split chickpea stew with rice and kale 4/1/22

We go back and forth about which of our dal dishes we like better, Afghani dal or Chana dal. I think our favorite is whatever we are currently eating! It is amazing how much flavor you can build with just … Continue reading

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Chana dal. 2/24/22

This is a pretty easy Instant Pot meal. I used my mini-prep to make short work of chopping the ginger, garlic, and onions. John measured out the spices and cooked the spices in a little oil to bloom them and … Continue reading

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Toor dal (pigeon peas with tomato and spices). 1/9/22

A while ago John and I went to the Indian grocery and bought big bags of Chana dal and Toor dal. Chana dal is dried split chickpeas and Toor dal is dried pigeon peas. We have had a lot of … Continue reading

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Null soup. 1/7/22

Good for lunch, good for dinner, good for snack, null soup! I made a big pot of null soup the other day for times when I am too tired to make something nutritious and might slide into choices I wish … Continue reading

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