July 11, 2014

Green Chick pea Lentil sambar/Easy south indian rasam recipes/Chana sambar with dal and tomato/Instant sambar recipes


Rasam is one of the comforting dish in south indian cuisine..It is DH favorite and even my two little kids also love it...I became like an expert in making tomato rasam after 6 years experience. DH n kids never feels bore t have it,but I was tired to prepare the same old recipe every day in kitchen..It`s difficult to satisfy the kids in food choices..When I prepared rice pulav and chana masala with chick pea both of my kids did n`t show much interest to have it..I cam to know that rasam is the only to reach there heart and decided to create a new recipes with chick pea in sambar category...I brought this green chick pea from india and here only available garbanzo beans..If you are pure south indian who likes to have rasam and sambar in meals daily,then try this for a change and healthy...It is a combination of toor dal,chick pea,tomato along with other common ingredients....If you have a stubborn kids who irritates you to eat healthy foods like mine,then definitely you must try this..


CATEGORY- Vegetarian side dishes/lentils/sambar recipes
PREPARATION TIME- MINUTES
COOKING TIME- MINUTES

WHAT YOU NEED

Toor dal/kandi pappu-1/3 cup
soaked and pressure cooked chick pea-1/2 cup
salt-to taste
Ginger garlic paste(GGP)- 1 tsp
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
tomato-1 big
cumin-1/2 tsp
oil-1 tbsp
mustard seeds-1 tsp
hing/asafoetida/inguva powder- 23- pinches
rasam or sambar powder-1 tsp
coriander powder-1 tsp
red chili-3-4
lemon juice-2 tsp
cilantro leaves few -to garnish


GREEN CHICK PEA HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • Heart Healthy: Regular intake of Chickpeas can lower LDL (bad) and total cholesterol. Garbanzos contain the significant amounts of folate and magnesium. Folate lowers the levels of the amino acid, homocysteine and strengthens the blood vessels. Studies have found chickpeas lower the risk of heart attack
  • For Women: Garbanzo contain phytochemicals called saponins, which can act as antioxidants. It could lower the risk of breast cancer, protect against osteoporosis and minimizes hot flushes in post-menopausal women.
  • Weight Loss: Due to high fiber content and low GI, chickpeas are excellent for weight loss diets. Salad with chickpeas are tasty and can keep you full longer, controlling the appetite.



HOW TO COOK

First,wash and soak chick pea if you don`t have readily in hand.Then pressure cook until done..

Wash and soak dal fro 20 minutes..Now combine dal and chick pea,1 cup of water and add turmeric powder,1 tsp of oil and pressure cook til soft and mushy..I cooked 15 minutes in medium flame.

After releasing air using potato masher,press the cooked dal+ chana to make it little bit soft and pulpy.. (it is optional.but I followed bcz of my kids who separates the solid food items while feeding )

Now turn on heat and place pan. in that add 1 or 2 tbsp oil n saute mustard seeds,cumin,hing,ginger garlic paste,red chili and tomato.Cook tomato turns mushy and add in mashed dal mixture..Adjust the water quantity here..

To this add salt,coriander+ rasam powders and mix well..You can replace rasam powder with sambar powder.

let it boil for 3-4 minutes in medium flame and turn off.Now squeeze lemon juice and fold it well..Serve hot with rice..






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HOW SOON TIME PASSES..THIS NAUGHTY BOYS ARE GROWING VERY FAST.SPECIALLY LITTLE ONE IS SO TALL ;)



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