Moroccan CousCous

June 12th, 2009 Madhuram Posted in Food Blog Events, Vegan Main Dishes 20 Comments »

Moroccan CousCous

It’s long time since I cooked couscous, so when I googled to find out the ratio of water to the pasta (yes, it’s a pasta. Check here for more details), I landed on this Moroccan couscous recipe. I had some of the ingredients to prepare the dish, so tweaked it a little bit and was overjoyed when my son devoured it.

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Fiber and Protein packed Chickpeas Idli and Plum Thokku (Pickle)

April 17th, 2009 Madhuram Posted in From Other Blogs, Idli/Dosa/Adai, Pickles/Chutneys, Vegan Main Dishes, Vegan Side Dishes 25 Comments »

Chickpeas Idly

I don’t remember exactly how I got this idea of including mashed chickpeas in the idli batter. I guess I was inspired by Red Chillies’ soy bean dosa or my chickpeas poori. I decided to grind one can of chickpeas (15.5oz) into a smooth paste and mix it with the regular idli batter. A can of chickpeas has approximately 23-25 grams protein and fiber each. That’s a lot of nutrition. I do agree that to get the entire benefit one has to consume about 40 idlis which is not possible. But I believe that healthy additions like this even in small quantities if done on a daily basis would help us in achieving overall well being. Another bonus if you have kids who don’t eat their legumes this is a nice trick. My son couldn’t tell any difference and he ate more than usual.

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Colorful Cocktail Idlis

April 3rd, 2009 Madhuram Posted in Food Blog Events, Idli/Dosa/Adai, Light Meals/Tiffin, Pickles/Chutneys, Vegan Main Dishes, Vegan Snacks/Appetizers 53 Comments »

Color Idlis

I have had this idea of mixing chutney with the idli batter for long time now, especially when we pack idlis while going on a tour/picnic. I used to think that doing so, it’s easy clean up and no need to carry extra utensils, but never got to do that until recently. When SunshineMom announced that she is hosting this month’s Recipes for the rest of us – Starters event, I decided to try the idli idea. I also got the idea of trying it with different color chutneys.

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Soy Beans Crepes (Dosa)

March 19th, 2009 Madhuram Posted in From Other Blogs, Idli/Dosa/Adai, Vegan Main Dishes 19 Comments »

Soya Beans Crepes

I use soy milk and tofu quite regularly, but soy beans not so much. I have tried using it but was put off by the smell. The only dish we liked was the roasted soy beans until we ate these dosas. I have wanted to incorporate it while grinding for dosa but was not sure of the measurement. Luckily I saw this recipe for soy beans dosa in Red Chillies’ blog. I soaked the rice, beans and urad daal immediately and couldn’t wait to taste them the next day.

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