Simple Cumin Carrots


I love to have a stash of easy, quick, healthy side dishes that I can throw together that will accompany a showstopper of a main dish without stealing the stage.  However, it can be hard to find such dishes in traditional Indian cooking.  Most of the veggies have just as many spices and complex flavor…

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Tangy Lentil Rice with Salad (Moong Dal Chaat)


Typically, Indian lentils bring to mind something a little heavy, creamy and hearty.  This dish is the absolute opposite of that – light, tangy and refreshing.  Growing up dal was not my favorite (sacrilege considering I grew up in an Indian vegetarian home) but whenever my mother made moong dal chaat I would willingly gobble…

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