Know Your Ingredients

    This page would be helpful for the non-Indians who are interested in Indian recipes. Hope they would like my recipes and give it a try :)  In fact, i have couple of non-indian friends for my blog, who has suggested me to specify the ingredient names in brief.
    so, i have decided to embed the images of all the ingredients that i have used in my blog till now. First, i am starting with basic ingredients : Urad dal, Chana dal, Moong dal, Cumins, Mustards and so on. Each of the image has been tagged with name of that lentil/spice. I got the images from the online resources. Thank you for all those who provided the images.

Bok Choy :
Bok choy is chinese cabbage. Also called Pak choi. Bok choy is ver high in Vitamin A and good with Vitamin C.
Bok Choy florets

Quinoa  :   Quinoa is a type of grain [as rice] with less carbohydrates and double the amount of protein than rice. It is very easy to cook quinoa with fluffy and crunchy texture.
From the online resources, it is known that every 100 g of raw rice has 80 g of carbs and 7.1 g of protein, whereas for every 100 g of uncooked quinoa has 64 g of carbs and 14 g of protein.

Raw Quinoa

Whole Urad dal, Splitted Urad dal with skin, Splitted Urad dal without skin

Splitted Chana dal (also called split chickpeas or chana dal simply), Whole Chana Dal

Brown Mustard Seeds

Cumins or Cumin Seeds

Sabudana (Tapioca)
Kasoori Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)

Fenugreek Seeds

Moong Dal

Corriander Seeds

Asparagus is considered as spring vegetable, even though it is available through all the seasons. From my research, it is rich in protein, good source of dietary fiber, but low in calories and carbs. And also an excellent source of potassium, folic acid and vitamins A,C and K.

Asparagus should be green and tips standing straight

Ajwain seeds ease digestion.
Ajwain seeds