• Kerala Kadala Curry

    September 30, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: KERALA CUISINE It is truly sad that Mother Nature can create so much destruction in a beautiful part of the world. Kerala had its share of disaster when it got flooded due to excessive amount of rainfall. It is believed that it was the worst flooding in over a century in this state that is known as God’s Own Country. Many people died and about a million had to be evacuated. I cannot image what they must have gone through to lose their homes, to leave places they are familiar with and to lose loved ones. It is believed that it will take nearly 2 years for Kerala to recover from all the damage that the floods caused. It will…

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  • 132. chickpea curry (chana nu shaak)

    July 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    get your protein   Chana, bengal gram, Egyptian beans, garbanzo beans, chickpeas,whatever you know them as are very healthy. Nunu always says  ‘eat chana and become strong like a horse’. Red, brown or black chickpeas are suppose to a dieter’s delight. Half a cup of these chickpeas contains nearly 6g of protein and 5g of fiber. Half a cup of boiled chickpeas is only around 140 calories. I try to include these beans as often as I can in my daily diet. Add to salads, boil in salt water and drizzle with lemon and olive oil or make a curry or shaak. Boiled chana stays in the fridge for several days. These beans are rich in dietary fiber, folates, manganese, tryptophan and protein besides many…

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