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Creamy Spinach with Mung Beans

The fresh and wholesome taste of green mung beans was one of the great revelations to me when I started cooking Indian vegetarian food more than two decades ago. Light, refreshing, nourishing and slightly starchy in flavor, mung beans are a colorful and delicious platform for dry curries using spices, …

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Chana Palak (Spicy Chickpeas and Spinach)

I used to get confused about the difference between chana saag and chana palak. The common elements are chickpeas, split or whole, and leafy greens. As it turns out, palak means spinach, whereas saag can mean any leafy green, including spinach but also mustard greens, kale, fenugreek leaves or whatever …

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Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Curry with Green Peas

This creamy and hearty sweet potato and chickpea curry is likely to make appearances often on my menu during the upcoming months. It is really ridiculously easy to prepare, and so nourishing and pure. Simplicity is oftentimes the best sort of bliss. What is distinctive about this curry is not …

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Chickpea, Spinach and Beets in a Coconut-Tomato Curry

Combining plump buttery chickpeas with spinach and beets in a creamy coconut milk and tomato gravy with aromatic spices not only puts plenty of flavor on the plate, but also provides for a complete, filling and wonderfully nourishing meal served with fresh cooked white or brown rice or a flat …

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Turmeric Spiked Red Lentil and Spinach Dal

Turmeric is one of nature’s most powerful healing and anti-inflammatory foods, which makes it convenient for those of us who like to cook Indian food that it is also such an essential ingredient in curries. Earthy, slightly bitter, and ranging from aromatic to pungent in taste, turmeric is difficult to …

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Paneer and Spinach in a Spicy Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas (Paneer Palak)

I have cut most dairy from my diet these days, but if there is one dairy item that I cannot resist, it would be succulent creamy paneer cheese. It doesn’t melt while cooking and takes on the flavors that are included in the dish, making it an ideal addition to …

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Chickpea Flour Bread with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach

There is a new cookbook in my kitchen — I know, I’m already buried in them — but it’s an interesting and inspiring one. It’s all about chickpea flour which is one of my favorite ingredients. The Chickpea Flour Cookbook: Healthy Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Recipes to Power Every Meal of …

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