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Free from Friday’s: Lentil dal with bottle gourd and spinach.

    Bottle gourd also known as Dudhi , Lauki, Calabash, opo squash or long melon is a long green vegetable full of hidden benefits. Made of over 90% water makes it very easy to digest. In the Ayurvedic world, bottle gourd is known to be cooling, calming, rich in vitamins and minerals, popular for… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Lentil dal with bottle gourd and spinach.

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Black Turtle Bean Dal Makhani served with Millet and Wholewheat Roti’s.

In this cold, wet, wintry weather there’s nothing more comforting than delicious dal that is nutritious, filling and tasty. This recipe is my personal twist on the universally recognised Dal Makhani. If you have ever tasted this dal dish, you will know exactly what I am talking about. Dal makhani is slightly different to the… Continue reading Black Turtle Bean Dal Makhani served with Millet and Wholewheat Roti’s.

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Classic Spinach and Moong Dal Curry

Whenever I make this easy yet classic curry dish, it brings back memories of my childhood watching my mum prepare this dish together with Roti’s. From a young age we were always taught to eat greens and lentils on a daily basis for its nutritional value, hence these staples were on our weekly menu.. I… Continue reading Classic Spinach and Moong Dal Curry

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Paanch Dhal with Barley

Lentils are a staple dish in Gujarati cuisine, from a young age I remember we had a different variety of dhal for lunch daily. For vegetarians, lentils not only provide protein but it’s also healthy depending on how you make it and filling. To me cooking with lentils is easier as I can mix it… Continue reading Paanch Dhal with Barley