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Category: Dal(Lentils)

Geeli Khitchdi

Geeli Khitchdi

Khitchdi is a delicious mix of rice,lentils and spices which is internationally famous!Often touted “The poor man’s food” it has reached international heights when the British adopted it their way known as Kedgeree which included vegetables,meat and fish! Recently Khitchdi was in the news as […]

Hariyali Dal Amritsari (A delicious Lentil accompaniment with leafy greens)

Hariyali Dal Amritsari (A delicious Lentil accompaniment with leafy greens)

Dal is a staple food in India and the most varied recipes are found in the States of Punjab and Haryana.What is so varied about the recipes?They mix and match all kinds of lentils which may range from whole lentils,split lentils,beans,legumes,sprouts and peas,add or minus […]

Kanchipuram/Kanjeevaram Idli (Lentil and Rice Savoury Cakes)

Kanchipuram/Kanjeevaram Idli (Lentil and Rice Savoury Cakes)

Kanchipuram or Kanjeevaram as it is more popularly known is a small but bustling religious town known for its temples,the beautiful silk sarees and this delicious and healthy breakfast option called by the name of the place – Kanchipuram Idli.What is so special about this […]

Cabbage and Carrot Medu Vada (Lentil fritters with crispy veggies)

Cabbage and Carrot Medu Vada (Lentil fritters with crispy veggies)

We all know about the very famous South Indian Medu Vada – the doughnut shaped roundels of lentil batter!This avatar combines tasty vegetables in the vada which give nutrition as well as taste to pep up our mood!Serve with piping hot Sambar,Ketchup,Coconut Chutney or an […]

Punj Rattani Dal (A delicious mix of five lentils topped with white butter)

Punj Rattani Dal (A delicious mix of five lentils topped with white butter)

Everyone knows that the myriad lentil/dal recipes in India originated from Punjab – the land of the five rivers!They concocted various recipes and wowed inquisitive and curious foodies with their ghee laced rotis,great tasting dals,delicious spiced vegetables,succulent paneer gravies and ghee packed desserts!Ask “Pinni’ lovers […]

Lemon Rasam (A Lemony South Indian Soup)

Lemon Rasam (A Lemony South Indian Soup)

I had posted the recipe for Rasam a few months back and it was met with a tremendous response.You can check the recipe here : Rasam (A South Indian versatile recipe) I am posting the Lemon flavoured version which is as delicious as it is […]

Vengaya Sambar (Sambar with Onions)

Vengaya Sambar (Sambar with Onions)

This is an extremely delicious Sambar which is wonderful with plain rice,Idlis or Dosas.It is made with Mini Onions or Shallots or what we call Madras Onions.I did not get Madras Onions so made them with normal Onions sliced in quarters!The grated coconut and curry […]

Rasam (A South Indian versatile recipe)

Rasam (A South Indian versatile recipe)

I have posted the recipe of Rasam Powder or Rasam Podi in my previous write up.Now I am posting about the real thing itself.I am going to post the wonderful Rasam recipe which has been requested multiple times and which I am going to share.I […]

Dhaabe Wali Dal (Mixed Lentils cooked Dhaba(Indian roadside restaurant) style)

Dhaabe Wali Dal (Mixed Lentils cooked Dhaba(Indian roadside restaurant) style)

The speciality of this supremely delicious Dal is that you will find this served in Indian roadside restaurants called Dhaabas!The recipe combines 3 types of lentils (the protein quotient) cooked with delicious spices and served with rice or roti.A complete meal! The recipe adapted from […]

Dal Banjara (A delicious way of preparing Lentils in Rajasthan) !

Dal Banjara (A delicious way of preparing Lentils in Rajasthan) !

The term “Banjara” is used to depict Nomads in the state of Rajasthan.They go places singing and dancing and entertaining the masses.This recipe is one which is special to them as it contains proteins,ghee and spices which are so beneficial in various functions of the […]

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