Moongre ki Subzi (Radish Pods)

I was very surprised to find a packet containing long thin beans like vegetable at my regular supermarket. It was labeled as Mugri. Googling did not help but I picked up the packet and hoped my Guruji (Aniruddh Banerjee) will help me out. He identified them over WhatsApp as Mugri / Mogri  / Moongre. These areContinue reading “Moongre ki Subzi (Radish Pods)”

Methi with Chow Chow

A simple and healthy vegan dish. You Need: Methi or Fenugreek leaves, washed multiple times. Chow Chow about 250 grams, chopped into small pieces. Yellow Moong Dhal. Four tablespoons, soaked in water for about thirty minutes. A small onion, ginger, garlic, cumin seeds, chilly. As much as you like. Heat oil and saute the onion,Continue reading “Methi with Chow Chow”

Chickpeas with This & That

Soak 200 to 250 grams of dried chickpeas in water for a night. Wash them well. Put them in a pressure cooker. Add just enough water to barely cover them. Take the cooker to your spice and herb rack. Add this and that. In my case those were: A fistful of garlic cloves. A  teaspoonContinue reading “Chickpeas with This & That”

Red and Green

You need: 3 Red Beets, Grated. Methi or Fenugreek leaves. Fox nuts or Makhana. Freshly ground pepper. Roast the fox nuts and keep aside. They should be crisp and crunchy. Saute the greens in a table spoon of hot oil, over high heat, stirring, till they stop releasing water. Add the beets and mix well.Continue reading “Red and Green”

Heart Healthy Greens

You Need: Malabar Spinach : 19 calories in 100gms but loaded with vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B6 (niacin) and C, as well as the minerals calcium, iron,phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and sodium. Grated Mango Ginger :  helps with asthma, bronchitis, cough. Diced Fresh Red Chilies: Anti Inflammatory. Cumin and Coriander seeds. Heat some oil. Preferably mustard or coconut. When hot, crackle some cuminContinue reading “Heart Healthy Greens”

Chilly Broccoli

Simple as always. You need: A head of broccoli. Separate into large florets. Wash and dry. A yellow capsicum, sliced into long thick sticks. 4-5 Big Red Chilies, remove seeds and cut lengthwise thru the middle. 4 tablespoons of Flavored Oil : Use either sesame, coconut or olive oil. Add pepper, salt, cumin seeds, onionContinue reading “Chilly Broccoli”

Vegan Proteins : Green Chickpeas

Green Chickpeas are an excellent source of folate (vitamin B9) as well vitamins A & C. They also contain a good amount of protein, iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. You Need: Approx 100 gms of dry chickpea per serving per person. 1 teaspoon each of cumin and coriander seeds. A little turmeric powder. Chopped Mint leaves,Continue reading “Vegan Proteins : Green Chickpeas”