Black chickpeas curry or kala chana is a variant of garbanzo beans which is indigenous to south Asian countries. Popularly known as Bengal gram, chole, Egyptian pea or desi (native) chana. With higher fibre content and lower glycemic index, it is very popular in curries, stews and salads.
Tag: Gluten-Free Recipes
We Bengalis hold our luchi aloo tarkari combination very close to our heart. No celebration is complete without a sacrilegious meal of deep-fried luchi or Bengali pooris and a simple stew of potatoes also known as Sada Aloor Torkari or Alur Chorchori or even Aloo Chechki.
This kacha moong dal recipe is just another way of making moong dal in a simple Bengali way. With just a handful of ingredients, you can make this flavourful yellow Indian lentil that goes perfectly well with a bowl of hot rice and a wedge of lime. One of the primary reasons behind the popularity of moong dal recipes is that it is very quick to make. If you have a stovetop pressure cooker or an Instant Pot, you can easily put together this in a matter of a couple of minutes.
This Grilled Fish with Lemon Butter Sauce makes for a perfect relaxing Sunday brunch menu because you actually have to do very little to get a great brunch table laid for your family and friends. Here, the Basa fish fillet has been grilled to perfection, topped by super luscious, yet easy to put together Lemon Butter Sauce. Serve this with a side of boiled vegetables and toast, for a complete meal. As you can see, this dish is gluten-free, paleo-friendly and keto diet-friendly.
Split pea dal or matar dal is one of the most popular lentils in Indian cooking. Belonging to the family of Pisum sativum also known as peas, the dried peas are hulled and split to get the matar dal. This is a very traditional Bengali dal recipe which requires absolutely basic ingredients and just a couple of minutes of time. This can be served with parboiled rice and a vegetable side dish, often comprising of season’s fresh like cauliflower curry (aloo phoolkopir dalna) in winters or say, bottle gourd in the summers.
Dal recipes play a very important role in Indian cuisine. If you take a close look at a typical Indian meal, you would inevitably find a lentil-based dal recipe which diligently fulfils its role of protein-provider to the majority of the population of this country. This Bengali recipe for arhar dal is the simplest in terms of ingredients and can be quickly made.