Hesarebele Saagu (Vegetables and Moong Dal in a mild mint gravy)

Saagu is a traditional dish from south India in which vegetables are cooked in a coconut-cilantro gravy. This is a small twist of that recipe. I add moong dal or lentils while making saagu to pack in some protein and make the dish more filling. I don’t like a lot of coconut so I cut down on it. And I add some mint as it gives such a unique flavor to the cooked veggies and lentils. You can add any veggies of your choice – I generally use green beans, chayote squash (chow chow), green peas, carrots and kohlrabi (knolkol) 🙂  This is a one pot meal! I love those! They are easy to cook and also involve very little clean up! This dish works as a great side dish but if you are a veggie lover like me, then you would probably eat it like a main course stew 🙂 The only prep work that this dish requires is vegetable chopping!

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Sweet potato and lentil tacos with cabbage and cranberries!

Taco Tuesday! Summer is a long way to go but today is Taco Tuesday, so I have a new Fall Taco recipe here 🙂 I had almost settled on a hearty soup for today before I came up this taco idea – sadly the soup has to wait for a colder winter evening! May be tomorrow? 🙂 I had never given much thought about trying out recipes very specific to a theme before, but trying out these Fall Recipes have sure got me excited!

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