Friday

Submission to the lentil event and my last post for 2008

I love my archives! I sometimes think laziness has it's advantages!..coz if i were not lazy about blogging this recipe in past...i would have zero entry for Sra's event.

I have been on a total blogging hiatus and trust me with a good reason. I also feel bad on not visiting sites..but all that will change next year..i promise!

So coming to the recipe...the main problem with vegetarian food is that the carb component tends to be a little high...so you have to make some efforts to increase the protein in the equation. Yes...lentils do have protein...but they also have a generous level of carbs...so for me to add more protein..i usually depend on soy products. Though i am not a big fan of nutrella nuggets.......Jeeves loves them and as this was made for him...i decided to add the soy-nuggets for him and complet the stock i had ;)




Ingredients:

Soy Chunks - 1/2 cup. soaked in warm water.
Kidney beans - 1 can
Peas - 1/2 cup
Onions - 1, diced
Tomatoes - 2 medium, diced
Tomato Paste - 1 tsp - to add some depth of color
Garlic Chilly Ginger paste- 1 tbls
Oil - 1 tbls
Cumin - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 2 tsp.
Garam masala - 1 tsp.

Garnish

Avacado - 1/4, diced
Cherry tomatoes - few
Yogurt - 2 tbls

Method:

1. In a pan heat the oil, add the cumin, ggg paste, onions and fry well...till the onions start to change color.
2. Add the tomatoes, tomato pste, peas and cook for 5 minutes in medium flame till the peas are cooked but not mushy.
3. Add the kidney beans, soy granuals (squeeze the water out of them), salt, chilly powder, garam masala, 1/2 cup water and cook for 7 minutes.
4. Serve this with the any sort of garnsh.It is really filling.

This is off to dearest Sra who blogs at the amazing
When my Soup came Alive and is hosting My Legume Love Affair that was started by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook

Finally....
I would like to wish everyone a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR….and hope all your dreams come true. Remember life is short and cherish the moments you have rather than lament on what you do not have.


Love……

15 comments:

sra said...

Hi Rajitha, thanks a lot for taking the trouble. This looks truly colourful - what are the green-yellow cubes on top? I thought avocado but not really, right?

Laavanya said...

YOu don't like soy chunks? I love them... :) That looks so hearty & filling.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year ahead and the very best in your endeavours.

Nags said...

have a great happy new year and come back soon :)

Sig said...

That picture looks great girl... and avocado garnish, never seen that before! Hope I can catch you on email, but in case you are going to be totally offline, wish you a festive holiday season, and a happy new year in advacnce!

TBC said...

Yay! A new post... finally! :D
Now this is something I've never eaten before.:-) A complete meal in itself.

Will call u soon...

news.linq.in said...

Happy new year to you too!
Recipe is looking very tempting,
moreover garnished well,will surely like to have it :-)

Susan said...

Very dear of you to participate in MLLA given your hiatus. As if your recipe wasn't lovely enough, you top it with curd and avocado (favorites for me).

Best Wishes for the waning days of 2008 and the promise of 2009.

Raaga said...

See you next year... :)

I like this recipe... somehow folks seem to forget that lentils have carbs... while they're like 50% carb :)

Cynthia said...

Happy Holidays!

SriLekha said...

wow! looks colorful and healthy!
first time to ur blog and it is very nice!
do visit my blog when u find time!
join in the savory event going in my blog!

Asha said...

Happy new year Rajitha. Enjoy your break, I just came back after 5 mnts too! :))

Sandeepa said...

Where are you ? Why are MIA, what good reason is that :D

Asha said...

Hi Rajitha, good to see you again, I took a long time to catch up with everybody! :))

Soy chunks makes it a fabulously healthy dish. Good one, enjoy the weekend! :))

Trupti said...

looks very delicious

Gayathri said...

this looks daringly delicious, healthy bite too