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Category: Vegan Dals and Soups

These new and traditional Indian vegan dals and soups can add a lot of flavor and nutrition to your meals.

Cauliflower Kootu

Cauliflower Kootu

| March 10, 2013 Comment

Try this Cauliflower Kootu for a nutritious and tasty dish to go with plain rice. This is a South Indian lentil soup recipe and easy to prepare. Cauliflower is a rich source of vitamin C and selenium, which act as antioxidants and help strengthen the immune system by fighting against infections such as the common cold, […]

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Carrot-Tomato Lentil Soup

Carrot-Tomato Lentil Soup

| March 10, 2013 Comment

Carrot-Tomato Lentil Soup is a hearty and nutritious soup that can be served plain or with rice and any Indian flatbread. The lentils provide a lot of protein and fiber, while the vegetables provide fiber along with calcium and beta carotene. If you don’t eat onions, leave leave them out. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 25 […]

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Cabbage-Potato Dal

Cabbage-Potato Dal

| March 9, 2013 Comment

Cabbage-Potato Dal is a vegetarian cabbage soup recipe that’s full of nutrition. Cabbage and potatoes are a wonderful source of potassium and are foods that lower blood pressure naturally. Cabbage is also rich in calcium. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 3/4 cup toor dal (split red gram) 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1 cup […]

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Cabbage Kootu

Cabbage Kootu

| March 9, 2013 Comment

Cabbage Kootu is a simple vegetarian lentil dish from South India that you can enjoy with rice or roti. If you’re into vegan cooking, you’ll like this dal as it provides the protein and nutrition you need. Cabbage is also rich in calcium and potassium vitamins. This cabbage soup recipe is easy and you can […]

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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

| March 9, 2013 Comment

Butternut Squash Soup is a sweet and tart soup and very easy to make; the oven does most of the work. If you’re looking to make a light, healthy, and easy meal, try this simple but delightful soup. This is a vegetarian/vegan recipe. Butternut squash is rich in beta carotene and vitamin C, and recent […]

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Bottlegourd-Spinach Dal

Bottlegourd-Spinach Dal

| March 8, 2013 Comment

Bottlegourd-Spinach Dal is a South Indian lentil soup that’s full of flavor and nutrition. Bottlegourd is great for many digestive ailments, while spinach is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, and riboflavin which help reduce inflammation associated with arthritis, asthma, heart disease. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 3/4 cup toor dal (red […]

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Bottlegourd Soup

Bottlegourd Soup

| March 8, 2013 Comment

This Bottlegourd Soup is a sweet-sour lentil soup (sorakaya pulusu) that goes very well with rice. This simple and easy vegetarian soup is popular in Andhra Pradesh, India. The lentils (toor dal/red gram) and bottlegourd (lauki) make this a wholesome and nutritious accompaniment for rice. Leave out the onions if you want. Servings: 4 Cooking […]

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Bottlegourd Dal

Bottlegourd Dal

| March 8, 2013 Comment

Bottlegourd Dal (Lauki Dal) is a simple yet delicious side for rice or any Indian bread. Lightly spiced, this North Indian dish is packed with protein. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 1 cup chana dal 1 cup bottlegourd, peeled and cut into small cubes Salt to taste For Seasoning 1/2 tsp red chilli […]

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Black-Eyed-Peas-Eggplant Dal

Black-Eyed-Peas-Eggplant Dal

| March 8, 2013 Comment

Black-Eyed-Peas-Eggplant Dal is a delicious and tangy lentil soup that goes well with rice. The black-eyed peas and toor dal add a lot of protein and fiber, while the vegetables add a lot of nutrients to this dish. This is a South Indian vegetarian/vegan recipe. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1/2 cup toor […]

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Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

| March 8, 2013 Comment

Black Bean Soup is a quick vegetarian dish you can make when you’re pressed for time. Made with black beans and spinach, this South Indian vegetarian kootu (soup) is nutritious and filling, and helps you get some of your daily requirements of protein and iron. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 1 can of […]

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Ash-Gourd Sambar

Ash-Gourd Sambar

| March 7, 2013 Comment

Ash-Gourd Sambar is a tangy South Indian vegetarian lentil soup with winter melon (white pumpkin) that’s usually served with rice. You can make this without the lentils, too, as a thick gravy. But the lentils make this soup wholesome and healthy. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 4 cups ash-gourd pieces, cut into 1 […]

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Ash-Gourd Kootu (Winter Melon)

Ash-Gourd Kootu (Winter Melon)

| March 7, 2013 Comment

Ash-Gourd Kootu is a South Indian lentil soup with winter melon and pinto beans. If you’re in the mood for a warm vegetable soup, you’ll like this easy vegetarian and vegan recipe. The pinto beans and lentils provide a lot of the protein, fiber, and nutrition you need and can be part of a low-cholesterol diet. […]

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