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Dal Recipes

Dal is often served as an accompaniment to a main dish. The variety of lentil used and the method of cooking varies according to region and personal taste, but typically lentils are boiled to a semi-liquid consistency, and spiced by adding vegetable oil or ghee in which spices such as cumin and coriander seeds have been fried.
Served with roti or rice and raita, dal is a nutritious meal in itself.

  • Dal Makhani is a type of lentil dish that originates from the Indian subcontinent. It is typically made with whole black lentils, butter, and cream, which are simmered for a…

  • Dal Tadka is a staple of Punjabi cuisine and is commonly served as a side dish to roti, naan or jeera rice. Made with lentils, this creamy and smooth dal…

  • Dal Dhokli is a popular Gujarati one pot meal. It is a very simple and healthy dish typically made for lunch or dinner where strips of thepla dough are cooked…

  • A popular and traditional Sindhi breakfast dish, Dal Pakwan is made during special occasions or festivals. A crispy fried puri cooked in a mildly spiced dal and served with green…

  • Dal Panchmel (Panchmel Dal or Panchratna Dal) is a popular, delicious and nutritious dish made with 5 types of dal (lentils). A traditional Rajasthani dish, there are multiple variations depending…

  • Chow Chow or Chayote is a popular South Indian vegetable with numerous health benefits. It is rich in fiber, vitamin c, folate and low in calories. Ingredients: Chow Chow (Chayote)…

  • A popular North Indian dal recipe. Serve with rice or with roti. Ingredients: Moong Dal – 1 cup Onions – 2, chopped Tomatoes – 2, chopped Ginger Garlic Paste –…

  • A very simple and popular snack often served during tea time or evening. Ingredients: Parboiled Rice – 1 cup Toor Dal – 1/3 cup Bengal Gram Dal – 1/3 cup…

  • This dish is quite popular in Kanyakumari and is also know as “Kanyakumari Black Toor Dal Rice”. Ingredients: Rice – 2 cups Black Toor Dal – 1 cup Coconut –…

  • Simple and delicious Biryani. Serve with raita or as it is. Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 500 gms Toor Dal – 100 gms Onions – 1 cup, finely chopped Asafoetida Powder…

  • Ingredients: Masoor Dal – 3/4 cup, cleaned, washed Onions – 3, finely chopped Tomatoes – 3, finely chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp (optional) Garlic – 4, crushed Curry…

  • Ingredients: Moong Dal – 2 cups, cooked Bread slices – 6 Onions – 1/2 cup, chopped Ginger Paste – 1 tsp Green Chilli Paste – 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder…

  • Ingredients: Moong Dal – 1 cup Potatoes – 4 Onion – 1, chopped Tomato – 1, chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp Green Chillies – 6, chopped Mustard Seeds…

  • This rasam is popular in Madurai and surrounding areas. Ingredients: Toor Dal – 1 tsp Mochai – 1 tsp Kollu – 1 tsp Raw Peanuts – 1 tsp Karamani –…