Category Archives: Indian

LFD Chana dal with kale and rice. 7/31/21

Our Leftovers For Dinner (LFD) were a replay of July 22nd’s Chana dal. We had made a double portion and froze half so all we needed 0to do was defrost the container, cook some new rice, and lay down a … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Healthy tips, Indian, Instant Pot, Kitchen tips, leftovers, Leftovers For Dinner, Legumes, rice, stew, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged | Leave a comment

Split chickpea stew (Chana dal) with rice and kale 7/22/21

This is another lesson in how to stretch your dinner intake. Along with cooking the chickpeas in the Instant Pot I also added the stems from the kale. John made some rice and I combined my half cup of white … Continue reading

Posted in Healthy tips, Indian, Instant Pot, Kitchen tips, Legumes, rice, stew, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Leave a comment

Chana dal with rice mix and greens. 6/25/21

Dal is a term originating in India for dried split pulses such as lentils, peas and beans that do not require soaking before cooking. Chana refers to a certain chickpea that is smaller than the typical chickpea. So Chana dal … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Indian, Instant Pot, Kitchen tips, rice, stew, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged | Leave a comment

Chana dal two ways. 5/28, 29/21

We made Chana dal (dried chickpea stew) on Friday and then had it for leftovers on Saturday. On Friday we ate it on top of raw kale and rice with a garnish of mango salsa, cilantro, and sriracha. On Saturday … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Indian, Leftovers For Dinner, Legumes, rice, stew, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Planning ahead – Leftovers For Dinner (LFD). 5/8/21

Does this plate look familiar? It looks familiar because this is the other half of the double portion of Chana dal we made on Monday. What a pleasure to know that Saturday night’s dinner only needs a reheat and a … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Indian, Kitchen tips, leftovers, Leftovers For Dinner, Legumes, stew, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Chana dal with kale and cauli-rice. 5/3/21

This is one of my favorite meals and we made a double recipe so that we could have it again on Saturday, our Leftovers For Dinner (LFD) day. We used two cups of the Chana dal plus one half cup … Continue reading

Posted in Indian, Instant Pot, Kitchen tips, Legumes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

LFD (Leftovers For Dinner) Chana dal. 3/13/21

I love the ease of Saturday’s LFD. We made a double recipe of Chana/Toor dal on Monday so all I had to do was add some broth and the stems from the kale and heat it up. I placed half … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Indian, Kitchen tips, leftovers, Leftovers For Dinner, Legumes, rice, stew, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged | Leave a comment

Winner India! Chana dal. 3/8/21

This dish is the Indian winner dish of the week, it is also my favorite. I am including the recipe we use. The dish is split chickpeas (Chana dal that you can get in your local WalMart) that I have … Continue reading

Posted in Indian, Instant Pot, Legumes, Recipes, rice, stew, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , | Leave a comment

LFD – Dal soup with additional veg. 2/20/21

For Leftovers For Dinner I sautéed some mushrooms, cabbage, and kale stems and then added them to the split chickpeas and split pigeon peas stew. I added more broth to it to make it soupier. It seemed to be lacking … Continue reading

Posted in American, Easy, Filipino, Indian, Kitchen tips, leftovers, Leftovers For Dinner, Legumes, Mediterranean, soup, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Chana/Toor dal, kale, rice. 2/18/21

Chana dal is dried split chickpeas and Toor dal is dried split pigeon peas. I make this in the Instant Pot where the Chana dal holds up structurally and the Toor dal breaks down giving the dish a creamy texture. … Continue reading

Posted in Easy, Indian, Instant Pot, Legumes, rice, stew, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tagged , | Leave a comment