A quick and simple creamy curry dish with chickpeas, veggies, and a hint of coconut! So easy - it's ready in just twenty minutes, plus it's healthy!
Fresh produce is the healthiest in terms of vitamin and nutrient content. Out of season, frozen fruits and vegetables are a pretty good second choice. These are usually harvested when they're ripe and frozen right away, so they don't lose very much nutrition during the processing. Canned vegetables, although still healthy, should be a last choice because many of the C and B vitamins are destroyed in the cooking process.
India Grocers does not compromise on quality. We only carry the freshest vegetables and produce. There are many ways to add fruits and vegetables to your diet. Start by adding a few fruits and vegetables each day and, as this becomes part of your routine, begin to add a few more. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to a healthy, produce-rich diet. Eat whole grains. Instead of reaching for regular pasta or white bread, look for varieties made with 100% whole grain flour. Better yet, fill your belly with whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa or barley.
Indian cuisine is characterized by the extensive use of numerous spices. Spices or Masala as it is called in Hindi, may be called the "heartbeat" of an Indian kitchen. By extensive use of spices I do not mean that spices are used to make the food fiery hot. The spices are used to flavor the food, making each dish distinct and wonderfully aromatic. Each spice by itself imparts a very unique flavor, but when used together with other spices, the combination and permutation of different ones magically change the individual characteristics. Spices are also used for health benefits and medicinal purposes, to prevent diseases and also to preserve food.
Masala is the most common word that will be heard in an Indian kitchen. They are found in powered or whole forms. As the name suggests, the whole spices includes cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, cardamon, fennel seeds, star anise and cloves. These are generally fried in hot oil before adding the onions or green chillies or ginger-garlic paste. A classic Indian curry is a medley of masalas followed by turmeric, chili, coriander powder and garam masala.
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