Thursday, 18 August 2016

Kwati Soup | Easy Recipe

Posted by Anup Baral | August 18, 2016 :


3 cups mixed beans
Jwanu – 1 Teaspoon
Fennel seeds – 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon
Cumin powder – 1 Tablespoon
Coriander powder – 1 Tablespoon
Minced garlic – 1 Tablespoon
Minced ginger – 1 Tablespoon
Fresh red minced chilies - 3
Turmeric - ½ teaspoon
Freshly ground pepper -1 teaspoon
chopped tomatoes - 1 cup
Plain yogurt - 2 cups
Vegetable broth - 4 cups
Mustard oil - 3 tablespoons
Table salt
Finely chopped green onion - 2 tablespoons


Wash and soak the mixed beans overnight.

Cover the beans in a warm place to allow sprouting for 3-4 days.

Heat oil in a saucepan and fry thyme, fennel seeds, and mustard seeds until light brown.

Add 3 cups of sprouted beans and fry for 2 min. under medium heat.

Add chili, cumin, coriander, garlic, ginger, turmeric, salt, and pepper and stir for about 2 min.

Add tomatoes, broth and yogurt to the beans’ mixture.

Bring to a boil and let simmer in low heat until the sprouts are tender.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.