Dal

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 Dhokli
Curries and Gravies, Dal

Dal Dhokli

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 in a dal curry. It is also known as “Indian style Pasta in a Dal Curry”. The two popular variations […]

muparuppu payasam
Dal, Kheer, Pongal

Muparuppu Payasam (3 Dal Payasam)

Muparuppu Payasam in Tamil literally translates to 3 Dal Payasam/Kheer. Dals or paruppu are a quintessential ingredient in the Indian cuisine. So much that it is not just a savoury in terms of Lentil soups/stew or curries eaten along with rice and roti, but has also carved itself into an essential […]

Dal Pakwan
Dal, Side Dish

Dal Pakwan

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 chutney and sweet tamarind chutney. Ingredients: For Pakwan: Maida (Plain Flour) – 3 cups Cumin Seeds (Ajwain) – 1/2 tsp […]

Dal Panchmel
Dal

Dal Panchmel

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 on local flavours and is typically served with rice or as a side dish with roti or naan. Ingredients: Bengal […]

Dal Palak (Spinach Dal)
Dal, Side Dish, Spinach

Dal Palak (Spinach Dal)

Dal Palak (or Spinach Dal) is a very popular North Indian dish made with lentils and spinach. Nutritious and healthy, it is often served as a side dish to roti, chapati or naan. Ingredients: Moong Dal (or Bengal Gram Dal) – 2 cups Palak – 2 cups, cleaned, washed, finely […]

Chow Chow Dal
Chow Chow (Chayote Squash), Dal

Chow Chow Dal

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) – 2 Moong Dal – 1/2 cup Sambar Onions (Shallots) – 15 to 18 Green Chillies – 4 to 5, […]

Punjabi Dal Fry
Dal

Punjabi Dal Fry

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 – 2 tsp Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder – a large pinch Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Red Chilli […]

Kunuku
Dal, Snacks

Dal Kunuku

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 Urad Dal – 1/3 cup Asafoetida Powder – a pinch Green Chilli – 1, finely chopped Dry Red Chillies – […]