Ridgegourd Yogurt and Coconut Milk Stew with Sriracha Garbanzo Beans
As the holidays are behind us and a new year is ahead of us, a fresh start always feels good. It was relaxing,took a break from all social networking, yet crazy, couple of weeks. We ate a great deal of food, spent some quality time with friends, and baked plenty of different goodies. After a couple of weeks of waking up late, skipping workouts, eating out, and having absolutely no routine, I was craving to get back into shape. I guess that sometimes, too much of a good thing can annoy you.
Well, I am quite excited for the New Year. I have no resolution in particular, but I have goals I want to accomplish. To start off, I am in deep need of some detox. Well, the carb lover that I am, it is hard to do that. However, once a day, healthy smoothies or soups/stews are not a bad thing.
I can not believe I am saying this, but I am tired of cookies, sweets, and fancy foods. I have simply had too many of them. My body is craving simple food, but with definite, bold flavors.
I’ve done pretty well this week with my workouts and food choices. Today, it is this stew which I would normally pour over a huge portion of white rice. This time, I added the sriracha garbanzo beans, and-trust me-rice was not missed.
This is one of my interpretations of a stew made in Kerala (in the southern part of India) which is eaten with appam (rice pancakes/rice noodles) during breakfast. It is a delicious stew which is quite a healthy one too.
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