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Ridge gourd lentil dal

Ridgegourd sambar2


This dish is warming, comforting, and nutritious, and I could probably eat it every day. This version is simple and easy (which is common in Indian cooking and adds a tremendous amount of flavor and depth to the dish) here I flavoured the dal just with garlic. Strangely enough, once you add the lentils to the pot, the key is not stirring them until the end; if you leave the lentils alone they’ll develop a wonderful creaminess as they becomes tender and begin to break down.

Health Benefits:

Replacing one or more meals per week with vegetarian options such as beans and lentils can improve your health. Beans and lentils offer protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber with no added fat or cholesterol. Beans and lentils also count toward your daily vegetable servings to support good health.

Serves: 4-5
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes to 1hour

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Ridge gourd Soup

Ridge gourd Soup3


Protein, fiber-rich red lentils and hearty ridge gourd are transformed into a smooth fragrant soup; served with flatbread, it’s perfect as a simple main course

The ingredients are simple for this fuss free soup – ridge gourd, tomato, garlic, onion, and red lentils. Then you add green chillies for heat, if you like, and a little drizzle of , greek yogurt or coconutmilk for creaminess. Thats it!

You are more than welcome to leave this soup chunky and not blend it at all or blend part of it and leave a few chunks in there, but either way, this soup is pretty comforting and perfect for the cooler weather.


Yields-4-6 servings
Preparation time-20 minutes
Cooking time-20 minutes

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