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Amazing Beans: Black Lentils/Kidney/Garbanzo

August 07, 2009
Written by Anupy Singla

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Folks, I was going to avoid blogging today but my cyber writing buddy C. on the west coast just became a follower of this site so I couldn't disappoint! Thank you to all three of you that are following right now. You're keeping me honest...and all my taste testers too of course. Keep the comments coming. Today, I revised my black lentil recipes. There will be three in my book: black lentils (dal makhni, black lentils and kidney beans, and Theen Tal Dal (Three Note Dal) with lentils, kidney beans and garbanzo beans. I want to post the last one...

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Rajmah Recipe - For All You Fans!

July 27, 2009
Written by Anupy Singla

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The first one to try this recipe and post your feedback on this site gets an hour complimentary cooking lesson with me! If you post something non-Indian or different you did with the recipe that most of us wouldn't do I'll use it in my book! Spicy North Indian Kidney Beans Rajmah – North Indian version of chili or red beans and riceSlow Cooker: 5-quart round or ovalSettings and Cooking times: high 11 hours, makes 6-9 cups (depending on water added) Rajmah is the quintessential comfort food for Punjabis (North Indians). Ask anyone from that region and they’ll tell you...

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Dessert or Not To Dessert?

July 21, 2009
Written by Anupy Singla

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"So...If I eat this then do I get dessert?" asked Neha. "No. You have to eat everything. The rice - the yogurt AND the dal," I repeated. "Ohhhh. But I just took a taste of the dal and I don't like it," said Neha. "Right. But, I just heated up a second type of dal and I think you'll like that one." "I don't like that one either. So, if I eat just the rice and the yogurt can I have dessert?" Ahhhhhhhhhh....It's never ending. Trying to get Neha (6) to sit down and eat her meals. But, I'm determined....

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Working Through the Temper Tantrums…

July 18, 2009
Written by Anupy Singla

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Does anyone want two kids? Aged 4 and 6? Just kidding...but sometimes I wonder. We had a great breakfast out and then when Sandeep went to take them to the park so I could have an hour to myself - finally - to cook - what does Aria do? Throw one of the biggest tantrums of her toddler career. But...I persevered. I won. I got one over on HER. And she ended up helping me in the kitchen again, but of course AGAIN - I got half of what I wanted done - done. Here are the recipes I finished:REMEMBER...

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The Kitchen is Now Closed!

July 18, 2009
Written by Anupy Singla

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I'm done. Exhausted. Pooped. I've been cooking since 7 a.m. Well, either cooking ... buying groceries to cook .... or playing with the kids to get them tired enough to go to bed sooo I can cook some more.Here's what I have so far:Simplest of Simple Yellow Dal (came out great - look at Sophie's review in last post) Cauliflower in Red Sauce (Really came out bad. The original recipe called for a can of diced/peeled tomatoes and I feel like the canned adds too much sweetness to Indian food - any thoughts? That's going in the trash as I...

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NutCracker or Just Plain Nuts?

July 17, 2009
Written by Anupy Singla

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It's midnight and I'm proud to say I have finished my four recipes. Two are done and the two others I just finished putting into the crockpots. They'll be done by the morning. It's later than I thought, but here's how the day started:I woke up at 7 a.m. instead of 5. Because I went to bed much much later than I thought I would. So...I was tired. But that two hours you know what that means? The rugrats are awake. And you know what that means? They're in the kitchen. Running around. Asking me for things. Trying to sit...

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Indian Street Food

July 14, 2009
Written by Anupy Singla

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For any of you that have been to India you know how amazing the food is on the streets. Granted you eat at your own peril, but it is so worth it. You can read all about my favorites in a piece that I wrote which will be published in the food section of the Chicago Sun-Times Wednesday, July 15. What I wanted to do was take well known street foods like chana chaat (garbanzo beans) and aloo ki tikki (potato pattie) and show you how you can make them very easily at home. We didn't have room in the...

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