Vegan Podcast 14: Ordinary Foods with Extraordinary Health Benefits

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What if you could add five healthy foods to your plate and make an improvement in your health and longevity?

Today's podcast explores what ingredients can play a role in;  controlling blood pressure, improving cholesterol levels, regulating blood sugar and boosting energy.

We also provide easy tips and recipes on including these extraordinary ingredients into your diet.

Simple and fun ways to spice up your health.

This week's podcast recipe is a delicious, easy to prepare authentic Indian cuisine recipe called “Chole” from chef Rema Gopinath's kitchen.

There are many different versions of this dish but today's recipe is the perfect blend of chickpeas cooked in a gravy made of tomatoes, onions, cilantro and Indian spices. I like to serve it over rice with fresh lemon wedges.

Hope you enjoy today's recipe and podcast. Never forget, every plant-based meal you prepare shows compassion for yourself, the environment and animals. And it is never too late to take back your health!

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ORDINARY FOODS WITH EXTRAORDINARY BENEFITS
today's podcast recipe – Chole

Chole
 
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There are many different versions of this dish but today's recipe is the perfect blend of chickpeas cooked in a gravy made of tomatoes, onions, cilantro and Indian spices. I like to serve it over rice with fresh lemon wedges.
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Recipe type: main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 1 15-ounce box of cooked garbanzo beans
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, cut into big pieces
  • 1½ inches of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoonful cumin seeds
  • ½ typhoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoonful. Coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoonful Garam masala
  • 1 teaspoonful cumin powder
  • 1 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • one tablespoon Chopped cilantro.
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh Lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Put onions and ginger in a food processor and grind to a paste.
  2. In a medium saucepan, Heat the oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the cumin seeds .
  4. When they start spluttering add the onion and ginger paste.
  5. Stir the onion/ginger paste mixture and cook until the paste turns light brown. Don't let it burn.
  6. Add the turmeric , cumin powder, coriander powder, cayenne and salt. Keep on stirring for about 2 minutes until it is well blended. Add the salt and tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  7. Turn the heat down an let simmer for 10 minutes. Add garbanzo beans and cook for another 10 minutes stirring often.
  8. Add the Garam masala and cook for 2 minutes. Taste and adjust for salt.
  9. Season with the cilantro and lemon juice. Stir and serve over rice.

 

 

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