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.

Paneer Spinach Dal
Dal, Paneer, Side Dish, Spinach

Paneer Spinach Dal

A delicious and healthy side dish perfect for any occasion or weekend dinners. Not to mention this is a simple way to get kids to eat spinach. Ingredients: Moong Dal – 500 gms Tomato – 1, small, finely chopped Onion – 1, small, finely chopped Oil – 2 tblsp Garlic […]

Black Toor Dal Rice
Dal

Black Toor Dal Rice

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 – 1 cup, grated Garlic – 7 to 8 cloves, crushed Cumin Seeds – 4 tsp Green Chillies – 6 to […]

Dal Biryani
Biryani, Dal

Dal Biryani

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 – little Cumin Seeds – 1/4 tsp Ginger – 1/2 tsp, peeled, finely chopped Garlic – 2 cloves, peeled, finely […]

Bombay Curry Soup
Dal, Soup

Bombay Curry Soup

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 Masala Powder – 3 tsp Ghee – 1 tblsp Salt as per taste To serve: Lemon Wedges Cooked Rice – […]

Moong Dal Fingers
Dal, Snacks

Moong Fingers

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 – 1 tsp Soya Flour – 1 tblsp Garam Masala Powder – 2 tblsp Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Salt […]

Moong Dal Kosumalli
Dal, Fruits and Vegetables, Salad

Moong Dal Kosumalli

Ingredients: Moong Dal – 1 cup Cucumber – 1/4 cup, grated Carrot – 1/4 cup, grated Coconut – 1/4 cup, grated Cabbage – 1/4 cup, grated Beetroot – 1/4 cup, grated Lemon Juice – 2 tsp Coriander Leaves – 1 tblsp, chopped Green Chilli – 1, finely chopped Salt as […]

Potato Dal
Dal, Potato

Potato Dal

Ingredients: Moong Dal – 1 cup Potatoes – 4 Onion – 1, chopped Tomato – 1, chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp Green Chillies – 6, chopped Mustard Seeds – little Asafoetida Powder – little Salt as per taste Oil as required Method: 1. Boil the dal and potatoes […]

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Dal, Rasam

Five Dal Rasam

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 – 1 tsp Bengal Gram Dal – 1 1/2 tsp Coriander Seeds – 1 1/2 tsp Cashewnuts – 5 Dry Red […]

Vazhaipoo / Banana Flower
Banana, Dal, Soup

Vazhaipoo Paruppu Soup (Banana Flower Dal Soup)

Ingredients: Vazhaipoo (Banana Flower) – 1, small, finely chopped Moong Dal – 2 tblsp, boiled Curry Leaves – few Sambar Onions – 3 to 4, peeled, chopped Ginger – a small piece Garlic – 2 or 3 cloves, peeled, crushed or finely chopped Turmeric Powder – a pinch Cumin Seeds […]

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Dal, South Indian

Paruppu Inji Thuvaiyal

A simple dish from the Cuisine of South India. Best served with rice. Ingredients: Bengal Gram Dal – 4 tsp Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated Dry Red Chillies – 2 Ginger – a little piece, peeled, chopped Tamarind – little Jaggery – little, powdered Mustard […]