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Recipes by Sowmya Soundararajan

Spicy red kidney beans curry (Rajma masala)

Spicy red kidney beans curry (Rajma masala)

Dark red kidney beans is an excellent source of protein, fiber and iron, among others. I try to include at…

Mar 2012
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1 vote
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Pasta salad

Pasta salad

This pasta salad is one of my frequent week-day dinner recipes. Simple, healthy and easy to prepare, it perfectly fits the…

Oct 2010
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Mung fudge (Ashoka halwa)

Mung fudge (Ashoka halwa)

This is a favorite south-Indian sweet, which is popular as a crowd-pleaser especially in weddings. A great Diwali pick too! With the chefs trying to…

Nov 2010
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Eggless Christmas Fruit cake

Eggless Christmas Fruit cake

In my childhood, we used to share Diwali sweets and snacks with our neighbors, who reciprocated the favor during Christmas. Oh, I absolutely love…

Dec 2011
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Banana Walnut Cake

Banana Walnut Cake

I make this when I need a snack that stays on for a couple of days. The bananas makes it flavorful and the nuts add a crunch in between. Without…

Oct 2010
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Baked Samosas!

Baked Samosas!

Samosa is a favorite Indian snack. But what keeps me away from it is the deep-fried part. The baked version uses way less fat and the layered effect…

Oct 2010
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Healthy Whole Wheat Apple Muffin

Healthy Whole Wheat Apple Muffin

Lazy weekend afternoons often come with the irresistible urge for snacking - the most challenging times for the…

Nov 2010
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Creamy Beet Soup

Creamy Beet Soup

Beetroot is another one of those vegetables that my family loves to avoid. So, here I go - up against another challenge - to spice up this…

Jan 2011
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Brown Pongal

Brown Pongal

My latest quest is to replace as much of white rice with brown rice in my cooking as I possibly can, given the health benefits. This is relatively…

Jan 2011
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Instant honey-glazed Nut balls

Instant honey-glazed Nut balls

Quick, heathy, fresh, home-made snacks for weekday evenings are, to me, the most challenging to find. Nuts are high in fats, but these are "good"…

Feb 2011
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