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Vegan Mulligatawny Soup

This vegan Mulligatawny (black pepper water) soup is a popular south-Indian soup. It is spicy and delicious, and the use of butternut squash makes this soup a little sweet.   YouTube: Vegan Mulligatawny Soup   Serves: 4   Ingredients 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil 1/2 cup white onion, minced 1 Tablespoon ginger, peeled and grated 1 jalapeno, seeds and stem removed, roughly chopped 7-8 curry leaves, each leaf torn into two pieces, OPTIONAL 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup French lentils 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 Tablespoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and diced 4 cups vegetable stock 1/2 cup regular coconut milk 1 Tablespoon lime juice 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon sea...

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Garlic Infused Red Lentils

Serves: 4 Ingredients  1 cup red lentils, rinsed once in cold running water and set aside Seasoning: 2 Tablespoons ghee/clarified butter 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 1/2 peeled chopped garlic 1 jalapeno, seeds and vein removed, and diced 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 cup Roma tomatoes, chopped 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish Instructions  Once the lentils are rinsed, soak in 2 cups water for one hour. In a medium sauce pot over medium heat, melt ghee. When the ghee has melted, add cumin seeds and saute for a minute. Add garlic and jalapeno, and saute for a minute. Add turmeric, saute for 30 seconds, and then add tomatoes. Add lentils along with the water in which...

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Bengal Lentils

Back to lentils, this is the no.1 lentil recipe of Bengal, I have been told. In March of last year, we had the no.1 chef of India visit DC, and I had the opportunity to eat food cooked by him. When I tasted this lentil dish prepared by his team, it was exactly how I make it at home. I felt so good that day, really really good :) It was more like a compliment to myself. I wish I was able to work with him for years, and I just hope that I keep doing a good job at something that I love the most...FOOD.Serves: 4Ingredients1 cup split yellow peas (chana dal), soaked in 2 cups water overnight2 tablespoons...

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