Beans and Lentils
My kitchen is always stocked with lentils and beans. These pantry basics have a long shelf life and are perfect for creating a quick and wholesome last-minute meal. Legumes are nutrient rich and the main source of protein and fiber for many of my Indian dishes. They are also great in chilis and soups.
Lentils and beans can be used to prepare delicious daals and curries, some of my favorites are Easy Spinach Dal, Black Eyed Peas Curry and quintessential Indian soul food, Chana Masala. Using the Instant Pot to make these recipes packs in hours of slow-cooked bold flavors in minutes. Serve them with parathas or rice for a satisfying meal the whole family will enjoy.
My newest obsession and also super popular amongst my readers is Palak Khichdi which is a wholesome vegetarian dish made with lentils, rice and spinach. This comforting and healthy dish has been a go-to meal for many busy weeknights in our home.
You’ll find a wide variety of hearty meals such as Buffalo Chicken Chili, Pasta e Fagioli or Misir Wot - Ethiopian Spicy Lentil Stew. Made with lentils and flavored with an Ethiopian spice mix called Berbere it’s delicious!
I’m excited to share these lentil and bean recipes with you. Enjoy!