Posts Tagged ‘Dal’


Ajwain

Ajwain, also known as carom seeds, look and smell much like cumin seeds, Ajwain seeds are pungent. Ajwain compliments dals, breads and root vegetables. They also comfort diarrhea and stomach pains.


Black Cardamom (kali elaichi)

Black cardamom is originated from southern India. Black cardamom is an important ingredient of the Indian spice mixture Garam Masala. Black cardamom is also used in dal and rice dishes.


Cabbage Chana Dal Salad

This healthy and refreshing colorful salad can brighten up any meal. Perfect for summer brunch or served with any meal.



Chana Dal

Also known as Bengal Gram. This is the most popular legume in India. Chana dal has a very low glycemic index.


Chola (Chana Masala)

Chole also known as Chana Masala is a chickpea dish cooked in a spicy tomato gravy.


Contest March 2010 Winners

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Once again, this month was very difficult in choosing a winner as there were so many great entries. But in the end, I had to make a choice and the winners are listed below. Be sure to try their recipes! FIRST PLACE: Sharmila Krishnamurty from San Diego created a dish called Cauliflower Parupu Usli which […]



Dahi Vada

Dahi Vadas are lentil dumplings topped with a spicy savory yogurt and tamarind chutney. These are great as a side dish for a formal dinner or served as a chaat. Dahi vadad are made using wash urad dal or moong dal or with a combination of both dals using different proportions of dal.


Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani is a popular north Indian dish; it is rich and hearty. Dal Makhani is a combination of whole urad and red kidney beans. It goes great with Naan or Tandoori Roti.


Green Beans and Peas

Green beans and peas is healthy side dish with mild spices, which nicely compliments kadhi or any dal.


Green Pea Soup

This is a healthy and delicious vibrant green color soup. Green pea soup can be served with slice of bread or with rice.


Kadhi Pakoras

Kadhi is a very popular dish throughout India. Kadhi is a blend of yogurt and besan (gram flour) with besan pakoras. Kadhi is served with plain white rice.


Khasta Kachori

Khasta Kachori is a delicious, spicy, fried puff pastry. Kachoris are great as an appetizer or as part of a festive meal for any occasion.


Lentil Vegetable Soup

Lentil soup is healthy and very satisfying dish. Its a great soup for lunch served with bread.


Mango Powder (amchoor)

Mango powder is made from raw green mangoes that are cut, sun-dried, and pounded into powder. Mango powder is used much like lemon. But it gives food a tangy, sour taste without adding moisture. Its tart flavor is used as a souring agent in soups, dals, vegetable dishes and chutneys.


Masoor dal (lentils)

Lentils are dark brown to greenish brown in color, and a good source of iron and protein. Lentils also contain dietary fiber, vitamin B1, and minerals.


Mixed Dal (Mixed Lentils)

This is a delicious and nutritional dish that accompanies many different meals. Mixing different lentils gives a more interesting flavor. Dal is a staple dish in most Indian meals. For most Indian vegetarians, dal is a frequent source of protein in their diet.


Moong Dal

Moong dal is rich in protein and used in a variety of traditional vegetable dishes. They have a nutty flavor and are easy to cook. Moong is relatively easy to digest.


Moong Dal With Spinach

Moong dal with spinach is very flavorful tasty and healthy dal. Traditionally served with plain rice and roti.


Naan – Oven Baked Flat Bread

Naan is Indian flat bread, traditionally cooked in a clay oven or “tandoor.” This recipe uses a regular home oven. Serve Naan with Daal, Chola, Palak Paneer or any vegetable dish.


Punjabi Chola

Punjabi cholas are best compliment with baturas. The combination is known as chola batura. This is a mouth-watering dish.