#MicroblogMondays Week 4, 2016

Week 4 of #MicroblogMondays – This time I introduce a requested feature: #RecipeLab! See all 5 recipes here.

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This week is different. As originally planned, the regular features will take a backseat to a new feature – #RecipeLab! I actually cook a lot, and my Instagram is full of food pictures – In response, some family and friends have asked me to put up recipes, and so I’m finally implementing it.

The concept of Recipe Lab is simple: take one ingredient or theme, and put up 5 recipes using that ingredient or matching that theme. I wanted to start with a basics week, but instead I chose to do a very common ingredient – lentils, known in India as daals.

You’ll see 5 daal related recipes this week, and this post will serve as a navigation page. I’ll update the links below and change the link text this week as a post is published, finishing up on Friday. If a link below says “Recipe #”, it doesn’t go anywhere right now. Patience!

Recipe 1: Mixed daal with pulav
Recipe 2: Daal and Besan Chillas
Recipe 3A: Double-Decker Daal Burger (Vegetarian)
Recipe 3B: Double-Decker Daal Burger (Chicken)
Recipe 4: Luchi, Aloo Dum, Meetha Chana Daal
Recipe 5: Daal Makhani

By the way, I’m sorry this came late. I spent the last couple of days cooking a lot, but completely forgot to actually write the post, and today morning was WWE Royal Rumble day, which is unskippable for any red-blooded WWE fan. All further recipes will resume at 10 AM from tomorrow. 🙂

Question of the day: Do you cook? If yes, do you enjoy it? What are your favourite ingredients to eat/cook with? Answer below!

Thank you for reading! Go check out the recipes, or look at my Library Right Here.


  • Looking forward to the week!
    Favourite ingredient/tip for next month: Mushrooms!

    • Vaibhav

      Mushrooms is interesting because I can make a ton of stuff with them, but none of them taste any good because I don’t know how to bring out flavours from mushrooms.

      If I do do it, it’ll be a learning experience, and I’ll thank you with some FAN-TAS-TIC stuff. 🙂

  • I’m not a great cook but I like my daals. I like mixing them up and trying different seasonings. We are a daal-eating family – even if we have a chhole or a rajma, a dal was always there in addition. So looking forward to your recipes.

    • Vaibhav

      I’m glad to hear that chilledmom! I think you’ll enjoy the 4 recipes coming up – a couple are experimentative and a couple are safe favourites.

    • Vaibhav

      Also, I think you’re using a previous account because the link to chilledmom.wordpress.com is dead. I googled your title and found beataboutthebook.wordpress.com. Is that correct?

  • Mel

    This is such a good idea, especially if the person likes the ingredient. Or it’s a good way of using up the remains of an ingredient you buy for a single recipe.

    • Vaibhav

      Thanks for the encouragement. 🙂
      Any recommendations for the next ingredient?

  • I cook but it is more like putting ingredients together. I don’t use fixed recipes.

    • Vaibhav

      Well, all recipes are putting ingredients together. 🙂

      My cooking philosophy is that a recipe is simply a guideline, upon which you make your own changes and make it your own.

      How else would you come up with a lentil burger with barbecue chicken?