Indian Dal in the Slow Cooker

Urad dal (black gram)

“Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 4 1/2 – 5 hours,” instructs Julie Sahni in her recipe for buttered black beans (kali dal). Even for the most dedicated home cook, it’s an instruction that is asking for trouble, especially for something thick and viscous like Indian dal. When I made these beans in a […]

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Okara, tofu’s humble relative, lends its name to high-end hair-care products

(Updated, 11/26/16: fixed broken links) During my last haircut, the conversation turned to chocolate (a regular topic), and so I told my sad story of scheduling stupidity, chocolate and soy. As part of their “Taste Project,” Recchuiti Confections’ collaborated with Hodo Soy Beanery to explore the pairing of chocolate with the many incarnations of the […]

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