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Instant Pot: Sookhi Dal, Dried Split Moong Dal


March 04, 2021
Written by Anupy Singla

Beans › Dal › InstantPot › Legumes › Salads ›

Instant Pot: Sookhi Dal, Dried Split Moong Dal Sookhi means dry in Hindi. It means that less water is used to make this dish, so that the dal is cooked, but it's not soupy. Typically, this recipe is made with either a split and skinned green moong dal (though it looks yellow) (pictured above) or a split and skinned black urad dal (it looks white). This may sound confusing at first, but you'll get it once you start working with different dals and their different forms. For reference, turn to the two-page photo spread of legumes on page 118 of my book, Indian For Everyone. The two dals I refer to are...

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Indian Street Food: Summer Salads


August 10, 2017
Written by Anupy Singla

Gluten Free › Masala › Salads › Snacks › Vegan › Vegetables ›

Indian Street Food: Summer Salads I've obsessed over Indian street food since I was a young girl visiting my family in India with my parents and younger brother.  Merely talking about the tartness, the crunchiness, the complexity of the spices makes my mouth start to water. These 'salads', as I like to explain to those less familiar with Indian cuisine, are small plates often referred to as 'chaat'.  Imagine a cat leaning into a bowl of milk and licking it up with her pink slip of a tongue. We would call that motion in Hindi, chaatna. In essence, licking the milk up, or when it refers to...

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