Category Archives: Pulses & Beans

“Red beans and ricely yours.”
Louis Armstrong loved red beans and rice so much he signed his personal letters thus.

Kwati~ Nepali Bean Stew

Kwati is a traditional Nepalese dish which is a thick stew of several kinds of beans. The beans used in this dish are kidney beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, soyabean, mung bean, green bean, black bean and white beans.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Keenima ~ Nepali Style Fermented Bean Curry

Keenima is a tasty delicacy ( but it is acquired taste for people who are not used to the strong pungent smell ! ) and made of fermented soya beans. This curry is made in our usual Nepali style has … Continue reading

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Dahi Bada ~ Lentil Fritters in Yogurt

Dahi Bada is a popular North Indian street food fare.It is an excellent cold appetizer/ snack or side dish in summers. It is favorite during all our family gathering and parties. Enjoy ! ~ Kamakshi Dal Soaking Time : 3 … Continue reading

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Ghugni ~ Curried White Peas (Matar)

When I was studying in India, I had a lot of Bengali friends and one thing which was common among all of them was, all their mom’s were great cooks and whenever I went to their homes, their Mom’s sole … Continue reading

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Meat Balls & Chickpea Curry

During my visit to Pakistan,  one of the dishes which I ate for the first time was a combination of chickpeas and meat. I had never before had this combination and I was really amazed to find that it tasted … Continue reading

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Rajma ~ Red Kidney Bean Curry

Rajma AKA Indian Style Red Kidney Bean Curry is a very popular dish in India  and the combination of ” Rajma Chawal”  is enjoyed by people in all walks of life and the best ones which I have tasted is … Continue reading

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Chole ~ Spicy Chick Pea Curry

Chole is a spicy Chick Pea Curry and very popular dish from Northern India . It is usually eaten with Bhaturas ( Fried Indian Bread) and makes a very wholesome lunch/dinner.  Enjoy  ~ Kamakshi Soaking Time : 4 hours for … Continue reading

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Hummus

Prep Time : 5 hours (for soaking)                         Cook Time : 20 mins INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 Cups dried Chickpeas ( Kabuli Chana ) 4 tbsp Olive Oil 4 tbsp Lemon Juice 5 … Continue reading

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Falafel ~ Chickpea Fritters

Prep Time : 5 hours (for soaking)                         Cook Time : 30 mins INGREDIENTS 2 cups of dries chickpeas (kabuli chana), soaked in water for 6 hours Crumbs from 2 slices of … Continue reading

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