Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Indian as Apple Pie: Indian Lentils, Chickpeas, & More


I love Indian Food and I am always looking for healthy grains so when presented with the opportunity to review Indian as Apple Pie, I jumped at the chance. Nov. 11 marks the start of Diwali, the five-day Hindu festival celebrating the start of the New Year. Food is an essential part of Diwali – and the Indian Dal Kit is just what you need. The kit includes yellow lentils, whole black chickpeas, pigeon peas, and whole black lentils for some Diwali-style cooking.

The Indian Dal Kit is the perfect starter set for easily incorporating legumes into Indian cooking at home. They are also great in non-Indian foods as well. Great in salads, side dishes, and in many recipes you would normally use rice or other grains. When ordering, home cooks can mix and match the four ingredients to customize the kit to their personal tastes! I love that you can choose which ones you want.

Indian as Apple Pie also has a nice line of spices that you can use to create authentic Indian tastes at home. Garam Masala, Mustard Seed, Tumeric,and more. Everything you need to create authentic dishes at home. THey even have tons of great recipe that are easy to follow. 
Easily make authentic Indian food at home with our lentils, beans, and peas. Now you don't have to scramble trying to find the right legume for your Indian recipe. Below is a yummy, healthy Indian recipe that you can make at home. 

Kali Maa

3 cups (603 g) whole, dried black lentils with skin, cleaned and washed thoroughly
1 medium yellow or red onion, peeled and quartered
1 (2-inch [5 cm]) piece ginger, peeled and chopped
4 cloves garlic, peeled
4 –6 Thai, serrano, or cayenne chilies, stems removed, finely chopped
2 bunches fresh cilantro, washed and chopped (about 2 cups [473 mL]), divided
1 tablespoon (15 mL) ground cumin seed
1 tablespoon (15 mL) ground coriander seed
1 tablespoon (15 mL) garam masala
1 heaping tablespoon (15 mL) salt
1 teaspoon (5 mL) turmeric powder
1 teaspoon–1 tablespoon (5–15 mL) red chili powder
12 cups (2.84 L) water
1 teaspoon (5 mL) mustard oil (optional)
1/2 cup (118 mL) heavy whipping cream or plain yogurt (optional)
1 pat butter for garnish (optional)
Chopped onions, for garnish
Chopped tomatoes, for garnish

1. Put the black lentils in the slow cooker.
2. In a food processor, grind the onion, ginger, garlic, green chilies, and 1 cup (201g) of the cilantro. Add this mixture to the lentils along with the cumin, coriander, garam masala, salt, turmeric, red chili powder, and water.
3. Cook on high for four hours. Add the mustard oil, if desired. 4. Cook for another 4 hours. Mix in the remaining cilantro and add the cream or yogurt, if you wish. Garnish with a pat of butter and chopped onions and tomatoes. Serve with basmati or brown rice or with naan or roti, an onion salad, and yogurt.

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