Here are some bean recipes that are healthy and that you are sure to
enjoy. Bean dishes contribute a lot of protein and nutrition to
vegetarian diets (and vegan diet) and it makes a lot of sense to
include such healthy foods in your meal plans.
These vegetarian dishes are filling, with some being spicy and some
mild. You can serve them with rice (regular or basmati rice) and any
Indian bread. In India, these vegetarian chilis are often served with a
yogurt-based salad or raita that helps cool the palate.
Chickpeas are the most popular beans in Indian cooking. Black
chickpeas, which are even more nutritious than the white, are also
popular in both North and South India. In the South, they are used in
snack dishes like sundal,
while in the North, they are used in chaat,
a street and beach snack. Kidney beans (known as rajma)
are also quite popular and used in gravy curries. In South Indian
dishes, beans and legumes are added to soups and vegetable curries.