Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cook Healthy and Tasty Chicken Peas (Arhar Dal) Recipe

A quick and easy but yet very tasty way of preparing the favorite chicken pea (Arahar Dal recipe)

• 1 cup Arahar Dal
• 4 cup Water
• 1 chopped Tomato
• 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
• 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
• 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
• 1/2 tsp Cumin Seed Powder
• Salt To taste
• 1/2 tsp Sugar
• 1/4 tsp Asafetida
• 3 Whole Red Chili
• 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
• 1 tbsp Ghee

1. In a pressure cooker put all ingredients from chicken peas or Arahar dal to sugar and bring to boil.
2. Cook in medium heat and remove after 2 or 3 whistles.
3. Heat ghee, add cumin seeds, whole red chili and asafetida.
4. When splutters pour the boiled dal.
5. Heat dal and bring to boil and cook for a few minutes in medium heat.
6. Remove and serve hot.

Read more about dals and pulses, beans and lentils and also get two more styles of preparing arhar dal here:
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Nutritional Value of Rice

Rice contains carbohydrates and provides instant energy. Some regions of India and Asia are totally depended on eating rice and the reason why it forms a complete food is due to its only 1% fat content and only 8% nitrogenous substances. Read more.. Nutritional Content of Rice

Cook easily digestible dal pulses for 6 to 12 month old babies

It is also better to fry dal and rice once before you cook it for 7 months old. It is easily digestible. I have given in the same way for my daughter, until she was 1 year old. That was a suggestion from my doctor and generally elders say that too.

Also when my daughter was 7 months old, I used fry the rice and soak it, then put it in sunlight until it gets dry and grind it. Then i used to pressure cook it. Then it used to become a nice paste which is easily digestible. I continued this until she was 9-10 months old.

You can also fry and powder the rice and pulses just before serving the baby, soak the powder and pressure cook. This can be done easily.

Read more here:

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Health Benefits of Rice Combinations

Make pumpkin rice, rice with sweet potato, rice and beans, and rice porridge and get excellent health benefits, prevent diseases.

Read everything about making rice combinations here:

Nutritional Benefits of Rice Combinations