(Editor’s note: Daals are like a hearty soup, suitable for Vata year round. Increase Ginger and/or Asafoetida if excess gas is experienced. Feel free to add small blanched peanuts or small quantities of vegetables as Daal begins to boil (examples are cut snow peas, green beans or peas).
Simple yet delicious daal(Legume). Indian cuisine has tens of varieties of daals (legumes or beans). And since they are grown in all parts of the country, there could be perhaps a hundred different combinations of recipes for daals.
Indian Spiced Guacamole
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Yields 1 Cup
2 large avocados 1 Tbs. raw olive oil
Juice of ½ lime
1 Tbs. Celtic sea salt
1 tsp. brown mustard seeds
1 tsp. each: ground cumin & coriander
½ tsp. each: ground cardamom, cinnamon & caraway seed (optional)
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
½ tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Cut avocados in half, removing pits. Spoon avocado meat into a medium sized bowl & mash until creamy. Add olive oil, lime, celtic sea salt & spices. Mix well. Stir in chopped basil & serve. Delicious over quinoa with raw radishes and celery sticks.