• Whole pulses & legumes form an integral part of many healthy eating patterns, including vegetarian and vegan diets. Along with being a highly nutritious food, legumes can play an important role in...

  • Lentils are a staple in India. Every household in India, be it rural or urban, uses lentils almost every day in their cooking. Different varieties of Dal, Sambhar, Rasam are the most common dish using...

  • Bhogichi Bhaji is a traditional Maharashtrian mix vegetable curry that marks the first of the three day celebration of Makar Sankranti. This uses seasonal bounty of many winter vegetables that are gif...

  • In North India, Garlic is known as lasoon / lehsun and spinach as palak. This lasooni palak is one that uses loads of garlic. As against traditional recipe that uses loads of ghee / oil, to fry the ga...

  • The combination of Rajma (Red Kidney bean) and Rice is top favourite of North Indians and Nepalis. In fact, Rajma Chawal is a staple food in Nepal. Rajma Tawa Pulao is a fusion of Rajma Chawal of the ...

  • Who does not love naan? It is the most favourite item that’s ordered when one goes to a restaurant to dine. The most familiar and readily available varieties of naan in Western countries are those fro...

  • Gola bhaat is a traditional recipe from Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.  Golas (Balls) of besan are cooked with rice that is mildly spiced. Hence the name Gola bhaat. It is a variation of popular masa...

  • Black eyed peas (लोबिया / चवळी / காராமணி / വലിയ പയറ് / ಅಲಸಂದೆ) is a popular legume used widely in Indian cuisine. This Black-Eyed Peas Dahi Vada is a non fried snack with non diary curd. Amusingly, wh...

  • Dal Kanda (kaanda / कांदा ) is a speciality from Maharashtra. This is the traditional dish of Saoji community (also spelt as Souji, Sauji), having their origins in Malwa region. Kanda in Marathi means...


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February 10th is celebrated as World Pulses Day. I am an avid fan of whole pulses / lentils. When I took a review of my posts so far, I realised I have as of today posted 22 recipes using whole pulses & legumes. I decided to compile all those recipes and make an eBook that you can download from my site.


Healthy Eating 🙂

Rama Ganapathy