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Ma Chole ki Dal

Ma Chole ki Dal (Slow Cooked Split Black lentils and Split Bengal Gram Curry)

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‘Ma-chole ki dal’ is a North Indian (most commonly prepared in Punjab) lentil dish that is made with split black lentils(split urad dal) and split Bengal gram lentils (Chana dal). Although I have tried various combinations of mixed dals, this one is my favorite so far. It is certainly a lighter [...]
Super Healthy Energy Balls

No Bake Super Healthy Energy Balls

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I usually work until late night and by the time it is 10:00/10:30 PM, I am hungry and always looking for some candy or sugar fix ( not so healthy) to keep me going for another couple of hours. Few weeks ago I stumbled upon a similar recipe of energy snacks with all healthy ingredients and I [...]
Summer Salad with Couscous and Peanuts

Low Calorie Summer Salad with Couscous and Peanuts

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After eating not so light meals last couple of days, today I was in no mood to repeat the same pattern. At first I started planning for the week and put some chickpeas in my slow cooker – to be boiled in 4 hours. I thought I could make some chickpea couscous salad for work later. It was almost [...]
Achari baingan

Achari Baingan (Slow Cooked)

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Achari Baingan (Tangy eggplant simmered in tomatoes and pickle spices) Here is a tangy dish that gets its flavor as well as name from traditional Indian pickle spices. There are several variations to make it, some are more laborious than other and some are more richer than needed. I went with a [...]
Sookhi Urad Dal

Sukhi Urad Dal (Slow Cooked tempered dry lentils)

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I finally bought a new slow cooker in October last year when my old rice cooker that had ‘slow cooking’ mode stopped working. It has been 10 months or so and I have been using it very regularly to prepare healthy dishes for my family. I love to cook but don’t find much time while maintaining my [...]
Banana Walnut Oatmeal Muffins

Banana Walnut Oatmeal Muffins

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Banana and Oatmeal are my two go to ingredients when I want to make a healthy snack, breakfast or dessert. While both of them are low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium, they are also a good source of Dietary Fiber and they are made for each other! Here is a Banana Walnut [...]

Suji Kheer

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By Amanat Khullar This morning I had an urge to eat something sweet. I wanted to keep it quick, healthy and ofcourse “YUMMY”  to satisfy my cravings.First thought that popped in my mind was kheer. Since calorie amount can be a bit scary in rice kheer, I decided to use suji instead of rice and 1% [...]
Basil Pesto and Tomato Sandwich

Basil Pesto and Tomato Sandwich

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Here is an easy to put together lunch-ready in less than 5 minutes and can be prepared ahead and packed to go. It is a no brainer if you have some Pesto on hand. I usually prepare a big batch of Pesto and keep some frozen. The sandwich when combined with a healthy side qualifies for the ’400 [...]
Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (Eggless)

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This one is for my father-in-law. He loves cookies but not the fact that most of them are loaded with sugar, refined flour and fats. As I stumbled upon this recipe, I remembered him and thought of giving it a try. I am not sure if I should categorize these as cookies or not. Contrary to [...]
Turkey Seekh Kebab

Baked Turkey Seekh Kebabs

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This is a description of seekh kebab from Wikipedia: “Traditionally Seekh Kebabs are made with minced meat and spices and grilled on skewers. It is cooked in a Tandoor – (clay oven that can reach higher temperatures than our traditional ovens) and is often served with chutneys or mint sauce. It is [...]
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