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Lasagna (Plural Lasagne), an Italian dish is made with several layers of lasagne sheets (pasta) alternated with sauces and other ingredients, such as meats, vegetables and cheese. The first recorded recipe was set down in the early 14th century Liber de Coquina (The Book of Cookery). Lasagna can be made with various combinations of ricotta, mozzarella & cheddar cheese, tomato sauce, various meats or vegetables like spinach, zucchini, olives, mushrooms, and is typically flavored with garlic, onion, and Italian herbs. In all cases, the lasagne are oven-baked. Having adopted a gluten free and dairy free lifestyle, I have used vegan cheese, vegetables and have substituted Rice papad sheets for pasta. The result was testified by Lasagna lovers who vouched it to be as tasty, if not tastier than the normal Lasagna. For making Lasagna, major chunk of time is spent in preparations of sauces, cheeses and vegetables. Once these are ready, assembling Lasagna is a child’s play. Just takes 5 to 10 minutes. For those living outside India, these sauces and vegan cheeses are available off the shelf. If you are one such, you are free to use them. But, for me, the fun lies in making them at home.  So please enjoy your Lasagna from scratch. Lasagna

Millet Uthappam Millet Uthappam is made with Barnyard millet, sago and urad dal. This batter can be used o make Millet Idli / Dosa too. This Millet Uthappam is topped with vegan cheese as well. hence this is a vegan and Gluten free recipe. For the Uthappam:
  • 3 measures barnyard  millet + ¼ measure Sago (Sabudana) soaked for 4 hrs
  • 1 measure whole urad soaked for 1 hour
  • Grind separately as for Idli. Keep for fermenting overnight or for 8 hrs. Idlis also come out well with this batter.

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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