Sunday, June 6, 2010

My Legume Love Affair 23 - The Round-Up - Part 1

So. I asked you to hit me with your best recipes. And you did - all eighty-something of them. I lost count. Your natural talents and hospitality never cease to amaze and impress me. You really humble me. Thanks so much for your contributions.

Here are the first forty delectable dishes in the order they were received. I struggled to decide whether I should stay the course another few days to get the whole gorgeous lot up in one shot, or divide and conquer. I must confess to not being a model of efficiency lately.

Still running on fumes after a crazed month, I opted for the later. Everyone will be accounted for. What I won't do, however, is keep you waiting with the winning results of the two May random drawings: congratulations are in order for Mansi of Fun and Food Cafe, the U.S. winner; and Cinzia of Cindystar, the international winner (whose recipe is featured in Part 2). I'll be back by Monday night with the rest of the round-up. As much as I Love Lucy, I love you and your legume recipes more. ; D


Healthy Chaat
Bird's Eye View - Food and Laughter


Slow-Cooked Vegetarian Chili
Preeti - Write Food
Albany, New York, U.S.


Moong Dal Chilke Wali
Jyoti - The Veggie Hut
Dublin, Ireland


Five Mixed Bean Curry
Nayna - Simply.Food


Mung Bean Paneer
Lisa - Lisa's Kitchen
London, Ontario, Canada


(No Photo)
Roasted Garbanzo Beans and Grape Tomatoes with Smoked Paprika
Della - Non-Blogging Contributor
Benicia, California, U.S.
The original recipe is from Bon Appetit posted on This is a great recipe which I have made a few times already, but I also love eating the beans and tomatoes all on its own with brown rice. It's so healthy and the flavors are so complex with the smoked paprika, cumin and cilantro. So today, I decided to roast the garbanzo beans and tomatoes without the chicken and it is equally as delicious! If you can't find smoked paprika, substitute with one chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (canned). Either one will give a nice smoky flavor to the dish, only the chipotle pepper will make this dish spicy. I have tried using both kinds and I don't mind using either one.

1/4 cup olive oil (1.7 ounces)
4 large clove garlic, finely minced (0.6 ounce)
1 tablespoon smoked paprika OR 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Two 15.5-ounce cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
One 16-ounce package whole grape tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (0.7 ounce)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and position rack in the center of the oven.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly until well blended.

In a separate large bowl, combine the garbanzo beans and tomatoes. Add the
olive oil mixture and cilantro. Toss everything together with a spatula until well combined. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet and spread beans and tomatoes out in one layer.

Bake for 20 minutes. Great eaten with cooked quinoa, couscous, brown rice, or
whole-wheat orzo pasta.

Yields 2 to 4 servings.


Mexican Beans with Fruits
Jagruti - Joy of Cooking
London, U.K.


Mexican Rice with Puy Lentils Served with Mango-Avocado Salad
Indosungod - Daily Musings
Maryland, U.S.


(No Photo)
Khandeshi Style Methichi Bhaji
Mints! - Vadani Kaval Gheta
California - U.S.


Toordal Patoli
Suma - Veggie Platter
Illinois, U.S.


Chickpea Salad
Suma - Veggie Platter
Illinois, U.S.


Spinach Rice
Nithu - Nithu's Kitchen
New Jersey, U.S.


Chapathi Rolls Stuffed with Chana Paneer Masala
Priya - Enveetu Kitchen
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


Simple Beetroot Saasime/Curry
Swapna - Simple Vegetarian Recipes
Orlando, Florida, U.S.


Malai Methi Mutter
Rachana - Sizzle N Spice
Michigan, U.S.


Potato Patties in Dried Peas Curry
Mansi - Fun and Food Cafe
California, U.S.


Moong Dal Dosa
Sanyukta - Creative Sanyukta
Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Masala Vada
Shilpa - Thoughts and Pots


Cucumber Spinach Dal
Sanyukta - Creative Sanyukta
Los Angeles, U.S.


Peanut Butter Pastry Pie
Umm Mymoonah - Taste of Pearl City


Moongdal Sprouts Kurma
Priya - A Healthier Me
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


Black Bean Tortilla Stack
Bellini Valli (Val) - More Than Burnt Toast
British Columbia, Canada


Dal Makhani
Manjula - Rasoi (Indian Kitchen)
New Jersey, U.S.


Sprouted Moong Khichdi
Priti - Indian Khana


Easy Lentils
Tigerfish - Teczcape - An Escape to Food


Garlicky Split Red Lentils with Mushrooms
Sanyukta - Creative Sanyukta
Los Angeles, California


Punjabi Kadhi
Jyoti - The Veggie Hut
Dublin, Ireland


Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce
Swapna - Simple Vegetarian Recipes
Orlando, Florida


Please let me know if there are any errors, and I will correct straight away. Thanks again!


Kiran said...

A very nice roundup.Waiting for part 2."I love Lucy" is my favorite too.
Hearty Congratulations to Mansi and Cinzia.

sweetartichoke said...

Waow! some many yummy recipes! I want to try them all! Thanks for this nice round-up. Looking forward to part 2!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A fabulous roundup! Such wonderful dishes.



Ana Powell said...

Well done to all the participants.
Excellent roundup ♥

bellini valli said...

What a line-ip of delicious recipes Susan. I look forward to round 2:D

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Nithu Bala said...

Wow! great round up..many lovely recipes to try..waiting for the next part..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Susan, that is one great round-up. I am amazed at how even though this event has been going on for so many months now, the round-up is still fresh and has so many new looking recipes. Waiting for your next round-up :)

Cindystar said...

Susan, cant' believe it!
I am one of the 2 winners, thank youuuu so much!
Anyway, a thousand congratulations to you for this remarkable event, 80 entries are quite a huge number to share! That's a real goal!
This part 1 is very interesting, and LOVE lentils written is so cute, seems made with little stones.
Looking forward for the next one!

Rachana Kothari said...

A fabulous roundup! So many wonderful dishes to try out! said...

A lovely round up.Great collection of recipes.

Malaysian Delicacies said...

Cool roundup.Great recipes.

sra said...

Thanks, Susan, for the round-up!

SS blogs here said...

Hey Susan.. Thanks for posting such a great round-up! All the entries look very inviting.. will check them all out as soon as possible! Cheers!

PriyaVaasu said...

Thats a Wonderful Round-up Susan. Congratulations to the Winners!!!