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Protein Superfoods: Lentils

Lentils are a super food. They are protein rich and contain a good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber that prevents sugar levels from rising rapidly after consumption of a meal. In India, lentils (dals) are the mainstay of a diet that is mainly vegetarian. Cooking with lentils is anything but boring. They are versatile, quick to prepare, and easy on the wallet. In this series of three classes, you will be introduced to a variety of lentils and spices that are used to prepare tasty and healthy dishes from around India.

  • Class 1: Covers nutritional background, description, and visual identification of different lentils. Learn a number of easy-to-follow vegetarian recipes using lentils and in-season vegetables.
  • Class 2: We’ll choose two of the most commonly used lentils in India and prepare a selection of vegetarian specialties from around India. You will also learn about spices and herbs that are used to prepare these dishes.
  • Class 3: Lentil flours make tasty savory treats such as pakoras (vegetable fritters), vadas (ground lentils), and adai (savory crepes) with accompanying chutneys.


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