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.

Rajasthani Dal Baaple Churma Recipe

Dal Baaple Churma is a traditional Rajasthani treat. The spicy dal with the sweet churma along with deep fried crunchy batis, its such a treat, which steals the heart and delights the taste buds. A platter of semi-sweet Churma, spicy Dal and deep-fried Baati, is one such traditional combination. Fresh baatis drowned in piping hot dal is a perfect accompaniment for churma. Serve Rajasthani Daal Baaple Churma on its own with Rajasthani Gatte Ki Sabzi as a side dish for our festive meal or a weekend ...

Amritsari Sookhi Dal Recipe

Dal/ lentils is full of proteins. This Punjabi dal is made using the urad dal/husked and split black gram. Urad dal is rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, folic acid and specially beneficial for women. Punjabi Cuisine is popular for it's spiciness and this dish is no different. Lots of green chillies is used in this Dal. This dal is a traditional dish where the urad dal is cooked along with onions, tomatoes and masalas into a dry sabji.  Cilantro leaves are used generously to flavour this dish. ...

Rajasthani Pyaz Ki Kadhi Recipe

Rajasthani Pyaz Ki Kadhi Recipe is a simple to make warm and comforting dish. It makes use of very few ingredients, making it an idle dish to prepare when you run out of ingredients in your kitchen pantry. The double tadka in the recipe adds a delicious flavour to the kadhi. Serve the Rajasthani Pyaz Ki Kadhi Recipe along with Steamed Rice and Tuk Patata-Crispy Aloo Fry recipe to make it a complete meal. If you like this recipe, here are more recipes for you from Rajasthani cuisine Rajasthani ...

Pachai Mor Kuzhambu Recipe

Pachai Mor Kuzhambu or Raw Buttermilk Kuzhambu is a dish which is prepared using thick buttermilk. Unlike regular Mor Kuzhambu , in this dish the buttermilk is not cooked and can be used at room temperature. Thick buttermilk is mixed with cooked vegetables & a spice mix which consists of pepper, cumin seeds, chili and urad dhal. The flavor of the dish is further enhanced when we temper it. Use it with steamed rice and vegetable sambar or as a raita to main dish. Serve Pachai Mor Kuzhambu with Senai ...

Cauliflower Moong Dal Recipe

Cauliflower Moong Dal Recipe is a comforting side dish recipe which is also easy to prepare. This is a an old recipe that is passed on from generations in my family. Seasoned with fresh cilantro, golden turmeric and cumin, this recipe has a cooling effect on body due to moong dal. Serve Cauliflower Moong Dal Recipe along with phulkas or Gehun Bhajra Thepla Recipe for lunch or dinner. If you like this recipe, here are more toor dal recipes to consider trying Moong Dal Halwa Recipe Pudina ...

Karwar Style Muga Ambat Recipe

Karwar, is a small town near Goa, and boasts of it's unique and distinct cuisine. As it is a coastal town, lots of coconuts and tropical fruits are used as main ingredients in this Karwari Cuisine. Karwar Style Muga Ambat is a curry recipe made from 'Muga' - which refers to the green gram which is mostly sprouted and used in recipes. Even during special occasions like marriages, the green gram curry is served as a side dish to be enjoyed along with rice. The sprouted green gram is full of nutrients ...

Udupi Tomato Rasam Recipe

Udupi Tomato Rasam Recipe is traditional and very famous recipe from Udupi which belongs to Karnataka. Udupi cuisine is purely “Satvik Cuisine” where they don’t prefer onion and garlic in their dishes. This rasam consists of ripped tomatoes that is cooked in tangy tamarind water which is again boiled with cooked toor dal. The rasam’s secret ingredient is addition of the rasam powder which is blend of various roasted spices. Serve the Udupi Tomato Rasam Recipe along with steamed rice and ...

Paruppu Urundai Rasam With Toor And Chana Dal Recipe

Paruppu Urundai Rasam (Lenthil Dumpling Soup) is a dish from South India. It is loaded with protein with a mix of toor & chana dal. The dumpling preparation is similar to paruppu usli and you can use this to make paruppu usli if you had made this in excess. The dumplings are pressure cooked (can be steamed also) and soaked in boiling rasam. The rasam gets soaked nicely in the dumplings after 30 to 40 minutes with the tightness and shape of the dumplings intact. Serve Paruppu Urundai Rasam With ...

Tamil Nadu Style Beetroot kootu Recipe

Tamil Nadu Style Beetroot kootu Recipe is a comforting side dish made with medley of moong dal and beetroot which is pressure cooked and tossed with ground masala and tempered. The dish is so quick and easy to make and can be made during anytime of the week. Beetroot is a root vegetable that has anti-cancer properties and also helps detoxify the body. It also boosts up your stamina level and lowers your blood pressure level. Serve the Tamil Nadu Style Beetroot kootu Recipe along with steam rice ...

Kumbakonam Kadappa Recipe (South Indian Style Lentil and Potato Stew)

Kumbakonam Kadappa Recipe is a very famous side dish for idlis and dosa from the Kumbakonam/Tanjore region of Tamil Nadu. It is a stew made using moong dal and potatoes with the addition of coconut in it. The simplicity of the dish makes it pretty flavourful and a brilliant side dish for any south indian breakfast recipes.  Serve the Kumbakonam Kadappa Recipe along with steaming hot idlis and crispy dosa's for the weekend breakfast. If you like this recipe, you can also try other similar recipes ...

Karwar Style Dali Ambat Ani Maska Sang Recipe (Toor Dal and Drumsticks Pod Curry Recipe)

Karwar Style Dali Ambat Ani Maska Sang Recipe (Toor Dal and Drumsticks Pod Curry Recipe) is a staple dish made with drumstick pods cooked in a creamy dal curry. The dal is pressure cooked and then simmered with spices and the drumstick pods. Drumstick is extremely popular in the southern region of India. It is rich in Vitamin C and Calcium which is vital to the human body. Serve the Karwar Style Dali Ambat Ani Maska Sang Recipe (Toor Dal and Drumsticks Pod Curry Recipe) along with steam rice to ...

Karwar Style Varan Kadhi Recipe

Karwar Style Varan Kadhi Recipe is a humble recipe made simple with everyday used ingredients in the kitchen. Usually, Kadhi’s from North India is combined with besan flour to give it the right consistency but in this Kadhi we have used coconut to thicken. Karwar cuisine uses Coconut to many of their curries as a thickening agent. Many of their dishes consist of kokum which is an essential ingredient in their cooking. Kokum is a kind of fruit which is dried under the sun and it will help in providing ...

Chettinad Keerai Mandi Recipe With Amaranth Greens

Chettinad cuisine is usually associated with its aromatic and spicy recipes. However, there are a few interesting recipes that are simple and flavourful, cooked in the Chettinad household's every day. Chettinad Keerai Mandi Recipe With Amaranth Greens is one of those simple dishes cooked on a regular basis. Mandi means the leftover water after washing the rice in Tamil. The recipe uses very basic ingredients found in the kitchen, yet turns out to be pretty flavourful. The use of coconut milk is optional ...

Awadhi Style Dal Masoor Musallam Recipe

Awadhi Style Dal Masoor Musallam Recipe is a classic dal preparation from Awadhi Cuisine, it is traditionally prepared from the Masoor dal also known as Brown lentil. The dal being the staple food for most of the Indian eater, this recipe will be something unique and give it a rich flavor to the meal. This will also help in increasing the protein content as one cup of this dal serving will provide almost 15 grams of protein into your diet. Serve the Awadhi Style Dal Masoor Musallam Recipe along ...

Jeera Rasam Recipe (Cumin Seeds Rasam)

Jeera Rasam is a South Indian soup prepared with tamarind juice or tomato along with other spices. Jeera Rasam is typically flavored with cumin and also tempered with cumin seeds. The color of the rasam depends on the ingredients used. If you use tamarind, the color will be brown whereas tomatoes give a nice deep red color to the rasam. Jeera Rasam can be served as a soup or even as an accompaniment with steamed rice. Other Rasam Recipes that you can try are: Paruppu Rasam Recipe (South Indian ...

Tulasi And Betel Leaves Rasam Recipe

Tulasi, Betel leaves, Pepper, Carom seeds & Jeera are combined and cooked with regular rasam powder. The rasam is good for cold and cough and can be consumed as a soup also. I have not blended the ginger with the rasam as we like the crunchy ginger in our rasam. However, the ginger can be blended along with other ingredients. Garlic is completely optional and can be omitted if you don’t need to. The rasam generates body heat hence it must be consumed only during cold/rainy or winter time. The ...

Dahi Suran Ki Kadhi Recipe ( Yam Cooked In Yogurt Curry Recipe)

Dahi Suran Ki Kadhi Recipe ( Yam Cooked In Yogurt Curry Recipe) consists of soft cooked yam cubes immersed into a yogurt based thick kadhi and then tempered with some strong flavourful spices. The Kadhi is simple but filling for a healthy lunch meal. Yam is pressure cooked first so that it becomes an easy process while making the recipe.  Yam in other words also called as elephant foot, suran, senai kezhanghu, suvarna gadde in many different languages is a ...

Bannada Saute Majjige Huli Recipe (Malabar Cucumber Mor Kuzhambu)

Bannada Saute Majjige Huli Recipe also called Puli Kajippu in Tulu language is the Malabar Cucumber Mor Kuzhambu made with malabar cucumber in yogurt base. This Majjige huli is a lightly flavoured dish served with rice, papad and any spicy poriyal. Bannada Saute Majjige Huli Recipe (Malabar Cucumber Mor Kuzhambu) is a comforting dish during hot days. Here are a few more yogurt based recipes that you must try during summers Kerala Style Puliserry Recipe (Mor Kuzhambu) Mambazha Pulissery ...

Togaribele Tovve Recipe (Red Gram Dal Rasam)

Tovve is native to South India and it is called by different names according to the region and the people. While Tamilians call as Rasam, it is labelled as Tovve in Karnataka. Tovve is basically a mild lentil dish cooked with ghee in a tamarind based gravy without any exotic spices. It is also known as Kattu Saaru, where Kattu refers to dal in Kannada. Tovve is a versatile recipe and can be prepared with any kind of dals and vegetable. Togaribele Tovve is prepared using red gram dal. This simple ...

Sorekai Majjige Huli Recipe (Bottle Gourd In Coconut Yogurt Curry Recipe)

Sorekai Majjige Huli Recipe (Bottle Gourd In Coconut Yogurt Curry Recipe) is a traditional curry originated from Mysore which comes under Karnataka. The curry is a buttermilk based curry which is made by mixing in the pressure cooked bottle gourd which is then simmered with spicy coconut paste. There is a different style of the yogurt based bottle gourd curry made in the region of Mangalore or Udupi, the spices added to it differs which makes it less spicy. Serve the Sorekai Majjige Huli Recipe ...

Vali Bhajji Ambat Recipe (Konkan Style Spiced Malabar Spinach Dal Recipe)

Vali Bhajji Ambat Recipe (Konkan Style Spiced Malabar Spinach Curry Recipe) is a dish that originates from North Kanara (Canara) which forms the part of Konkan Coast. The dish is a dal made from the green which is locally known as Malabar spinach. The dal is pressure cooked with spinach and tur dal and then simmered with roasted coconut masala. Tempering given to the dal is a simple garlic and mustard seeds which is just drizzled over on top. Serve your Vali Bhajji Ambat Recipe (Konkan Style Spiced ...

Dahi Ma Bheeda Recipe (Dahi Bhindi - Parsi Style Okras Cooked In Yogurt Recipe)

Dahi Ma Bheeda Recipe (Dahi Bhindi - Parsi Style Okras Cooked In Yogurt Recipe)  is a simple yogurt-based curry made without incorporating gram flour or besan to it as compared to a typical "kadhi". The consistency of the gravy is thus very thin. The shallow fried okras are then dipped into the curd and cooked in order to bring out the best flavor to the curry. This recipe is so simple that it can be made in few minutes without even bothering to prep for any ingredients. Serve the hot the ...

Marwadi Gatte Ki Kadhi Recipe (Gram Flour Dumpling In Yogurt Curry Recipe)

Marwadi Gatte Ki Kadhi Recipe (Gram Flour Dumpling In Yogurt Curry Recipe) it is an authentic Rajasthani Khadi made by simmering the yogurt based curry with spicy gram flour dumpling. This curry compliments very well  Rotis, Phulka and steamed rice served with a dollop of ghee. Serve the Gatte Ki Kadhi Recipe along with Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi Recipe for a wholesome lunch or dinner meal. If you are looking for more vegetarian curries here are some of our favorites: Cauliflower Paneer ...

Jain Style Dal Makhani Recipe

Dal Makhani is a very popular recipe, which everyone loves. Its rich, creamy, spicy and delicious. Here, we have a Jain version of it, without the use of onion and garlic. Its simple to cook and the addition of dry ginger powder gives it a beautiful flavour. Serve the Jain Style Dal Makhani recipe along with tawa parathas and kachumber salad for the weeknight dinner. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes such as Urad Ki Sukhi Dal Recipe Lauki Chana Dal Recipe Dal Banjara ...

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