Category Archives: Indian

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

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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

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LFD Chana dal with cauli-rice and kale. 1/23/21

When we made our Chana dal on Meatless Monday we made extra because John said he wanted to have some for lunch during the week. Since he did not follow through on eating it for lunches, we had plenty of … Continue reading

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Chana dal, mixed greens, rice. 1/18/21

Chana dal is a stew of spices, tomatoes, and split chickpeas that we make frequently in our Instant Pot. I posted the recipe in December for the way we make it. We served the Chana dal with a mix of … Continue reading

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Lentil curry with vegetables. 1/7/21

Sorry to skip a day but much like most of the people in the U.S. I was watching the horrific events taking place in our nation’s capital on Wednesday. While John and I stayed glued to the TV we just … Continue reading

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LFD Colorful vegetables and lentils. 1/2/21

After yesterday’s rather dull dish, I made an eye-popping plate of food for Saturday’s Leftovers For Dinner. Using Monday’s red lentils and the rest of the hearty salad greens, I started with basically the same dinner again and then added … Continue reading

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Vegan chickpea stew (Chana dal). 12/14/20

Of all the dishes I make in the Instant Pot, I like Chana dal the best. I think it would be totally makeable on the stove top too but it would take longer and would need some watching. You can … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Cracked Wheat Pulao (Dalia Pulao) 12/11/20

Cracked wheat is like the bulgur you use for tabbouleh. This is a new recipe and one that we will not be making again. You are supposed to put everything in the Instant Pot and cook it for 5 minutes … Continue reading

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Shrimp biryani, basmati rice, broccoli. 11/30/20

John and I (mostly John) have not made this dish lately. John was looking through the freezer and happened upon a bag of curry leaves. We decided that I had gotten them from the Asian grocery before the pandemic and … Continue reading

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Chana dal with spinach and rice. 11/16/20

John and I made this Chana dal in the Instant Pot on Sunday because I was having an out-patient surgical procedure on Monday and knew that a dinner that was pre-made would work best. Plus, I think Chana dal tastes … Continue reading

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