My Legume Love Affair - #68

I am here with 68th edition of My Legume Love Affair. I was the host last month. As many readers will know, this event has been going since 2008. Started by lovely Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook, I have now been the administrator of this event for over a year. Thanks to everyone who took the time to share a recipe. In my opinion, you can never get enough ideas for legumes. So onto the entries.

koshari

Koshari

courtesy of Chef Mireille of East West Realm. This is Egypt's National Dish and a popular street food. This one pot dish was new to Mireille and it's a new one to me too. Pasta, lentils, chickpeas, brown rice, tomatoes, onions and spices come together here. This is certainly one powerhouse of a meal.

tortilla soup

South of the Border Tortilla Soup
entered by Janet of The Taste Space. This delicious bowl of bliss features black beans, corn, green chiles, tomatoes, cumin and corn tortillas topped with avocado. A wonderful way to use up tortillas that are nearing the end of their shelf life. Intriguing too is that the tortillas are blended inside the soup rather than used as a topping.

kala chana
Black Chana (Kala Chana)
submitted by Mamta of Light Food Desires. This recipe is her mom's and features black chickpeas, onion, tomato, garlic and plenty of my favorite Indian spices. Just my kind of dish. Certainly a classic.

gigantes

Gigantes Simmered in a Garlicky Tomato Sauce (Fassoulia)
is my contribution this month. A classic Greek dish, plump gigantes are simmered in a rich and zesty tomato sauce, along with some dried herbs and paprika. This is a new favorite in my kitchen.

chickpea patties

Cauliflower and Chickpea Patties with Chia Seeds
shared by Terry of Crumpets & co. I couldn't resist these little bites made up of chickpeas, cauliflower, chia seeds, oats and some curry powder. These patties that are quickly fried so they are crispy on the outside but soft inside are certainly packed with nutrition.

black-eyed peas

Easy Tea and Ginger Simmered Black-Eyed Peas
shared by Siri of Cooking With Siri. A delightful, easy healthy dish, black-eyed peas shine here simmered with black tea leaves, ginger, garlic, chilies and spices. Black-eyed peas are commonly thought to bring good luck if eaten on New Years, and for certain they are a lovely earthy and healthy legume.

chana pulao

Channa Pulao
made by Tayna of Easy and Simple Foods. Channa comes together here with rice, tomato, onion, garlic, chilies, ginger and spices. This was served with an onion raitha making it a complete and tasty meal. It's easy and straight forward to prepare too.

And now for the winner of both the Hurst bean prize and Susan's gift. Congratulations to Mireille of East West Realm.

Our guest host for MLLA #69 is Cinzia of Cindystar. For all things MLLA, visit the ongoing archive.

3 comments:

Chef Mireille said...

thanks so much. I am so excited to get the mold especially - thanks Susan!!!!

crumpetsandco said...

Wow... so many wonderful recipes... so glad to have partecipated ...i will also this month!
Thank you Lisa

Tanya Desigan said...

lovely round up.. and congrats Chef :)