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Palakura Pesarpappu Fry

Another VahChef special. I didn’t have a lot of ingredients (like onions, curry leaves, urad wash, chilis) but it still came out so good.

My modified recipe:

Fry big chunks of garlic in a (very) generous amount of oil. Cook pesarpappu in a separate ginne for a while till it’s half cooked. Then add it into pan with oil. Cook it a bit. Add paspu and karam. Add spinach and salt. Mix it real good and cook it for a while. Add some water and cook it. The mung beans don’t have to be all the way done like in regular pappu.


I had not realized u can make a fry with pappu n spinach and not just like gravy pappu!!

also i made phulka on the flame style.


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Some food I made and ate


Pan fried falafels with home grown tomatoes (not my home)


Mango tofu curry (Vegan Richa recipe)


Black eyed pea patties, tahini cabbage stir fry

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Pics + Notes

1. Tomatoes and some masala or podi make curries taste great. The curry can be mixed vegetables or spinach+tofu or anything.

2. Avocado and podi/pickle with rice is great too.

3. Easy cookies from Chocolate Covered Katie. They were soft and brownie-like as promised.

4. 3 ingredient almond butter cookies. I used rice cups instead of actual cups for measuring. These taste great and are really easy to make, but they use up almond butter really fast.

5. 5 whistles is too long to cook black-eyed peas (soaked overnight). Maybe try 2-3 whistles next time?

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Here is how to make chole:

Soak 3/4 cup chickpeas overnight. Cook for 6 whistles in pressure cooker (enough water to submerge). Add these ingredients: cumin, mustard seeds, chili, garlic, ginger, onion. Fry the onions for a while. Add 2 fat tomatoes. Add salt if desired. Cook with lid on for a while. Add turmeric, cumin powder and coriander seed powder. Add the chickpeas, carrot, celery, etc. Cook until the vegetables are cooked. Add lemon.

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Notes: I should add some more coriander/cumin powder next time.

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