Just the word ‘Salad’ brings to everyone’s mind grated carrots and cucumbers dressed with lime, pepper and salt. No, a salad need not be boring. There are multiple ways of making interesting, tasty salads. Lets see what are the ingredients that go to make an interesting salad that is nutritious as well. Salads are wonderful ways of adding health to your life. Firstly, they have natural flavours, crunchy texture and wonderful colours gifted by Nature. Secondly, including a large serving of fresh raw vegetables in our everyday meal can have significant health benefits. Salads are a natural source of fibre. Be it summer or winter, a crisp salad is the basis for an energizing meal. Even while dining out, ordering a fresh salad is the best way to start a dinner. The digestive enzymes that are present in the raw vegetables prevent indigestion that might be caused by the food that was to follow.

Seyal Roti is a popular Sindhi dish that’s is served mainly for breakfast. For a gluten free version, I prepared this with Jowar (Sorghum flour) rotis. Its a simple, healthy and delicious breakfast item. The word Seyal in Sindhi means something which is cooked in a gravy with onion, garlic & tomatoes on slow flame or simmered till water dries. Its a dish that can be prepared either with left over rotis or with bread. Though essentially a breakfast item, it can also be had at lunch / dinner. In India, we do not generally believe in the concept of freezing food for long days and reheating it, perhaps because this being a tropical country. We also do not allow the food to remain in the refrigerator for more than a day and prefer to consume freshly cooked food on daily basis. Based on this concept, Seyal Roti is prepared with previous day's leftover rotis. Its also called Seyal Maani  when it is prepared with roti / Seyal Double Roti when prepared with bread / pav. In order to save time for preparing breakfast in the morning rush hours, this dish is prepared with the leftover rotis. However we can also make this using fresh rotis.   Seyal Roti with papad

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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.


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Rama Ganapathy