EARLY SPRING Goodies, Grains, Lentils, Preserves, and More for Spring Revitalisation | Seasonal Cooking

Black Rice (or other Grains) with Curry Leaves and Tomato

Early Spring is such a transitional season as we let go of heavier dishes and move to lighter dishes. Grains and Lentils still feature as they are the perfect transitional food. We finish off making preserves with winter stock, and move into using the spoils of Spring. Grains and other Goodies still feature well into Spring.

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Preserves, Goodies, Grains and Lentils, Yoghurt Dishes and Breads

 Preserves, Pickles and Chutneys, Jams

Indian Fresh Green Apple or Green Mango Pickle

Fennel and Lemon Chutney

Strawberry and Rhubarb Jam


Scallion Pancakes | Coriander Pancakes | Fenugreek Pancakes

Sweet Potato Bread with Raisins and Walnuts

Lentils, Beans and Grains

Mixed or General Lentils and Beans

Rice, Millet, Lentil and Burghul Congee with Roasted Cauliflower

Adzuki Beans

Adzuki Bean and Parsley Soup


Spinach Turkish Spinach Soup with Chickpeas and Garlic wth Chickpeas and Barley

Burghul and Cracked Wheat
Cannellini Beans

Florentine Beans

Chickpeas and Chickpea Flour

Chickpeas and Chilli with Beetroot LEaves

Couscous and Israeli Couscous

Israeli Couscous with Broad Beans

Du Puy Lentils

Cyprian Gran Salad

Green Beans with Freekeh, Walnuts and Tahini

Lima Beans

Giant Beans Baked with Spinach and Feta

Lotus Seeds

Salt and Pepper Buttery Makhana Recipe

Kidney Beans – Rajma

Barley and Red Kidney Beans

Masoor Dal (aka Red Lentils in Australia)

Green Mango and Masoor Dal

Millet and Millet Flour

Moraiya Kitchari

Mung Dal

Mung Dal with Green Mango

Golden Gentle Mung Dal Soup with Ginger and Cumin


Buttery ANZAC Biscuits


Polenta Crisps with Avocado and Yoghurt


Fennel and Quinoa Salad with Broad Beans

Split Peas
Toor Dal

Mango Dal

Urad Dal

Dal Bakhara

White Beans

Bean and Leek Soup | Crème d'Haricots

Indian Lentil Dishes

Lentil Ball Soup | Paruppu Arundai Kuzhambu | A Life (Time) of Cooking | Indian | Vegetarian

Indian Sundals – Quickly Stirfried Lentils with Coconut and Spices

Urad Sprouts Sundal

White Pea and Green Mango Sundal | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking


Sth Indian Coconut Rice Thengai Saadham | Vegetarian

Parsi Kitchari

Poha Chaat

Parsnip Risotto with Parsnip and Rosemary


Black Glutinous Rice Congee

Warm Rice Pudding with Walnuts and Orange Sauce

Pasta and Noodles

Orrechiette with Broad Beans

Glass Noodles with Spinach

Lentils and Orzo with Caramelised Onions


Tofu, Yoghurt, Cheese and Paneer

Yoghurt Curry

Sweet Potatoes and Deep Fried Tofu in Coconut Broth with Noodles.

Breads and Flatbreads

Haloumi Pizza

Sweet Potato Bread with Raisins and Walnuts

Indian Flatbreads

Cheela | Pudla | Indian | A Life Time of Cooking












Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

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