Dal is the staple food across regional Indian Cuisines. The dals are lentils and legumes that are prepared either in its gravy form or the dry form. Lentils like toor dal, urad dal, masoor dal, moong dal, moth dal, kollu and legumes like rajma, chana, lobia also known as the karamani in the south and many more are widely used across all cuisines.

Each region and each home has special method of preparing the dal, using special homemade spice powders. In the south every home has a special recipe of the sambar powder and rasam powder. When you move towards the north, each home has a secret garam masala recipe or a rajma masala recipe. 

In this section you will find more than 50 authentic Indian Dal & Kadhi Recipes like Dal Makhani, Chana Masala, Rajma Masala, Dal Tadka, Gujarati Dal, Punjabi Kadhi, Sambar, Rasam, Kuzhambu & more.

Andhra Style Majjige Saaru/Salla Charu Recipe (Spicy Yogurt Curry Recipe)

Andhra Style Majjige Saaru/Salla Charu Recipe (Spicy Yogurt Curry Recipe) is a quick curry made with creamy yogurt that is mixed with caramelized soft onions and curry leaves. This is the best curry during the summer season when you feel like eating something light and refreshing to be served along with steamed rice. Serve the Majjige Saaru/Salla Charu along with steamed rice, Andhra Style Davva Aava koora Recipe ,Radish Greens Poriyal Recipe to go along with it for a comforting lunch meal.  If ...

Andhra Style Urlugadda Munagakaya Charu Recipe (Potato And Drumstick Gravy)

Andhra Style Urlugadda Munagakaya Charu Recipe (Potato And Drumstick Gravy), is a quick easy to make spicy recipe using potatoes and drumsticks. The vegetables are cooked in a onion and tomatoes gravy, making for an amazing accompaniment with steamed rice or with fulka's. The drumsticks add a wonderful flavour to the gravy. Serve the Andhra Style Urlugadda Munagakaya Charu Recipe (Potato And Drumstick Gravy) along with Steamed Rice, Mango Rasam Recipe (Tangy, Sweet & Spicy Soup) and Beans ...

Karnataka Style Majjige Huli Recipe (Tasty Buttermilk Rasam)

Karnataka Style Majjige Huli Recipe is a Tasty Buttermilk Rasam that you can make in a giffy. Prepare this recipe when you have to make a quickest dinner with South Indian Recipes. This dish is good to go with freshly cooked steamed rice and an uppinakayi (pickle). Serve Karnataka Style Majjige Huli Recipe (Tasty Buttermilk Rasam) with Harive Soppina Saaru Recipe, Instant Carrot Pickle Recipe, steamed rice and Akki Peni Sandige (Rice idiyappam Fryums) for a hearty lunch. If you ...

Raw Mango Dal Fry Recipe

Raw Mango Dal Fry Recipe is a wonderful and tangy twist to the regular dal fry recipe, with addition of raw mangoes. Grated raw mangoes are added to the arhar dal and other basic spices to prepare this side dish. Serve Raw Mango Dal Fry Recipe along with Curried Tofu Kebab Recipe, Aloo Bhindi Ki Sabzi Recipe (Spicy Potatoes and Lady's Finger Stir Fry), Phulka, and steamed rice. If you like this recipe, try more recipes like Smoked Dal Makhani Dhaba Style Recipe Punjabi Dal ...

Kandathipli And Arisi Thipli Rasam Recipe

Kandathipli and Arisi Thipli Rasam is a recipe which comes with loads of childhood memories for me. Whenever I get cough and cold this is the recipe my mother would make instead of  giving pills. Kandathipli and Arisi Thipli  are medicinal herbs which is good for your body. Kandathipli is used for healing body pains while arisithipli generates body heat. The recipe is absolutely tasty when the spices are ground in a mortar pestle and the rasam is cooked in a kalchatti. Kandathipli and Arisi ...

Pachai Sundakkai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe (Turkey Berry Tamarind Based Gravy)

Sundakkai puli kuzhambu is a delicious south Indian chettinad style kuzhambu prepared with fresh sundakkai. The sundakkai is crushed before preparing to reduce the bitterness. It is coconut based puli kuzhambu that goes well with rice and dosa. You can also prepare vathal kuzhambu with this berries.  Serve Pachai Sundakkai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe (Turkey Berry Tamarind Based Gravy) with Steamed Rice, Elai Vadam Recipe, Healthy Maravalli Kizhangu Bonda Recipe and Cabbage ...

Karwar Style Lasani Kadhi Recipe

Karwar Style Lasani Kadhi made using kokum and fresh coconut is almost similar to Sol Kadhi. It can be relished it as such like a drink in the end of the meal or had as a side dish with the meal mixed with rice. Enjoy it fresh! Serve Karwar Style Lasani Kadhi with Karwar Style Muga Ambat, Phulka and Steamed rice for a weekday meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kadhi recipes such as Karwar Style Varan Kadhi Recipe Gujarati Kadhi Recipe Rajasthani Kadhi Recipe 

Kadalai Puli Kuzhambu With Mangalore Cucumber & Drumstick

The Kadalai Puli Kuzhambu is delicious tangy curry that is packed with a perfect blend of spices and simmered in a coconut gravy. When combined along with Mangalore cucumber and drumstick it adds a variety to the curry making it rich and delicious. Serve the Kadalai Puli Kuzhambu along with a hot bowl of steamed rice, Spicy Potato Roast (Urulaikizhangu Poriyal) and a bowl of yogurt for lunch or dinner. If you are looking for south indian kuzhambu recipes, then you must try Manathakkali ...

Punjabi Style Boondi Kadhi Recipe

Punjabi Style Boondi Kadhi Recipe is popular kadhi in Rajasthan and Punjab. Methi seeds are rich in iron and lentils are rich in proteins. It is a soothing side dish that is apt to have during hot days. Make this easy and nutritional Punjabi style Boondi Kadhi Recipe and pair it along with Bajri-Til Bhakri Recipe (Sesame Crusted Bajra Flatbread), a piece of gur and a dollop of ghee smeared on roti, along with Bharva Bhindi Recipe (Pan Fried Stuffed Okra With Spices & Peanuts ) or ...

Mangalorean Bhende Puli Kodel Recipe (Okra In Tamarind Gravy)

Mangalorean Bhende Puli Kodel Recipe is a simple yet delectable okra cooked in freshly made coconut masala. It doesnt have onion or garlic. It is spicy, sweet and tart making for a perfect accompaniment with steamed rice. It is usually prepared using ash gourd or pumpkin, however we will be cooking with okras to give it a crunchy texture. The roasted sesame seeds also adds a nice nutty taste to the dish. Serve the Mangalorean Bhende Puli Kodel Recipe (Okra In Tamarind Gravy) along with Steamed Rice, ...

Tamil Nadu Style Pala Kottai Sambar Recipe (Mangalore cucumber and Jackfruit Seed Sambar Recipe)

Tamil Nadu Style Pala Kottai Sambar Recipe (Mangalore cucumber and Jackfruit Seed Sambar Recipe) is recipe that has its root from Tamil Nadu. Pala Kottai is called as the Jackfruit seed in tamil and is obtained after eating the ripened jackfruit pulp. The seeds are usually used in many parts of India to make a curry, rasam or even a stir fry. In this recipe it is rightly combined with some chopped Mangalore cucumber to create a different flavor to the whole dish. Serve the Tamil Nadu Style Pala ...

Red Lentil Curry Without Coconut Recipe

If you are vegetarian and also health cautious, then Red lentil curry is one of the best choice. Red lentils are soaked well in advance and then boiled separately. The gravy is prepared using onions, tomatoes along with spices and the boiled lentils are cooked in it. It goes well with rice or any bread.  Serve Red Lentil Curry Without Coconut along with Palak Raita, Aloo Bhindi Ki Sabzi and Phulkas  for your weekday meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try other dal recipes such ...

Gujarati Kadhi With Milk & Mint Recipe

Kadhi is very popular when it comes to Gujarati cuisine. Considered to be light and refreshing, it is a permanent fixture on the menu during festive meals, special occasions and celebrations. If I had to describe this Kadhi in one sentence it would be 'Gujarati kadhi, malai maarke’. It is rich in flavour and offers a different experience altogether.  Just the addition of two ingredients that are otherwise never added makes it simple yet indulging dish. What makes it stand apart is the addition ...

Karnataka Style Harive Soppu Bendi Recipe (Amaranth Leaves Cooked in Coconut Broth)

Karnataka Style Harive Soppu Bendi Recipe is basically Amaranth Leaves Cooked in Coconut Broth. Bendi means broth in Kannada. Harive Soppu Bendi is a simple yet flavourful. The freshly prepared coconut paste is added to the cooked spinach and finished with a simple south indian tempering. It is easy to make and is a wonderful dish to include in summers, as it is mildly spiced and lighter on the tummy. Serve the Harive Soppu Bendi Recipe (Karnataka Style Amaranth Leaves Cooked in Coconut Broth) ...

Roasted Bell Pepper Rasam Recipe

Roasted Bell Pepper Rasam Recipe is a twist to the normal traditional flavours of rasam made with a blend of tamarind extract, dal and tomatoes. Here in this recipe we have introduced the green bell pepper as the core ingredient keeping all the other ingredient intact. Bell peppers are really a versatile vegetable that can be used any kind off dish right from salads to soups and rice. They are rich in antioxidants and filled with Vitamin C. Serve the Roasted Bell Pepper Rasam Recipe along with steamed ...

Gujarati Trevti Dal Recipe (Creamy Lentils Cooked In Mild Spices)

Trevti Dal is a classic gujarati recipe which is cooked using three different lentils. The lentils are tempered with mild spices making Gujarati Style Creamy Lentils simple yet delectable. The mashed chana dal renders a nice creamy texture to the dal. Serve the Gujarati Trevti Dal Recipe (Creamy Lentils Cooked In Mild Spices) along with Phulkas and Batata nu Shaak (Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi) Recipe or with Steamed Rice and Crispy Crunchy Roti Ke Papad Recipe for a comforting weeknight dinner. If ...

Chilke Wali Mung Dal Curry Recipe

Split Mung bean dal cooked in aromatic Indian spices, onions and tomatoes; perfect with a bowl of hot steaming rice or any Indian flat bread. It is a perfect recipe to serve during your weekday lunch or dinner. Chilke Wali Mung Dal goes well with steamed rice, any pulao or biryani and any Indian flat bread like roti, paratha, naan, puri etc. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes such as Rajasthani Dal Recipe Smoked Dal Makhani Dhaba Style Recipe Dal Banjara Recipe

Malvani Vatli Dal Recipe

Malvani Vatli Dal is one of the dishes from the Malvani cuisine of the Konkan region of Maharashtra and Goa. The cuisine is named after a coastal town in the Sindhu Durga district on the west coast of Maharashtra. Malvani town has their own style of cooking which uses coconut of all forms extensively in their cuisine. While fishes dominate their cuisine, they do have some delicious vegetarian recipes. This vatli dal is one such delicious curry which is usually prepared during Chaitra month, the first ...

Konkani Style Sol Kadhi Recipe (Kokum flavored Coconut Curry Recipe)

Konkani Style Sol Kadhi Recipe (Kokum flavored Coconut Curry Recipe) is an authentic delicacy in Goa. As many of the local people relish this as a refreshing drink. It can also be served as a curry with your everyday meals. Kokum is the essential ingredient used in this dish, which is an Indian Fruit. The fruit is dried in the sun till it loses it moisture and then used in many of their local dishes. This is what yields the slight pinkish color because of its dark purple tinge. Serve the Konkani ...

Mangalorean Style Bendekayi Huli Koddel Recipe (Ladies finger Dal without Coconut Recipe)

Mangalorean Style Bendekayi Huli Koddel Recipe (Ladies finger Dal without Coconut Recipe) is a variation to the authentic recipe made in the households of Mangalore. Usually in most of the mangalorean dishes, the addition of coconut is always a must but in this recipe we have cut down coconut and created a dal which has Bendekayi otherwise called as ladies finger. Serve the Mangalorean Style Bendekayi Huli Koddel Recipe (Ladies finger Dal without Coconut Recipe) along with steam rice or Phulka.  If ...

Maharashtrian Tomato Saar Recipe

Maharashtrian Tomato Saar Recipe is a simple and mildly spiced tomato broth made regularly in a Maharashtrian households. Serve the Maharashtrian Tomato Saar Recipe along with Steamed Rice and Papad for a light weeknight dinner. Did you know: Tomatoes are a rich source of vitamin C, a natural antioxidant which prevents against cancer. Regular consumption of tomatoes has been proven to decrease the levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, making it suitable for heart ...

Uddina Hittu Recipe (Udnittu) | Urad Dal Flour In Spiced Buttermilk

Uddina Hittu Recipe (Udnittu) | Urad Dal Flour Cooked In Spiced Buttermilk. The key requirement to make this dish tasty is sour buttermilk, ginger and a strong tempering of hing in coconut oil and sun dried curd chillies. Serve Uddina Hittu Recipe (Udnittu) | Urad Dal Flour In Spiced Buttermilk on a steaming hot rice and mor milagai accompaniment. Here are few more breakfast ideas similar to this Avalakki Porridge In Warm Spiced Berries Recipe Jolada Ganji Recipe (Jowar Savoury Porridge) Sandah ...

Bendekayi Koddel/Bolu Huli Recipe - Mangalorean Style Bhindi Sambar Recipe

Bendekayi Koddel/Bolu Huli Recipe is Mangalorean Style Bhindi Sambar Recipe that is made without coconut. bolu huli can be prepared from various vegetables like chayote, Mangalorean cucumber, ridge gourd and more. To make bendekayi koddel, you should saute the bhindi until the sliminess is evaporated. This bolu huli has a typical coconut oil tempering with cumin seeds and hing. Serve steamed rice and top it with generous quantity of steaming hot Bendekayi Koddel/Bolu Huli Recipe - Mangalorean Style ...

Kale Chane Ki Kadhi Recipe

Kale Chane Ki Kadhi is a creamy spiced yogurt curry with black chickpea. Kadhi is a quintessential dish that belongs to various parts of India and is mostly loved in Punjab, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Kale Chane Ki Kadhi comes from North India and is typically eaten with plain steamed rice with a dollop of ghee.  Serve Kale Chane Ki Kadhi along with Steamed Rice and Kachumber Salad for a weekday meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kadhi recipes such as Karela Kadhi Recipe Sindhi ...

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