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.

Karela Kadhi Recipe

Kadhi is a comfort food for all seasons. Kadhi chawal is one of its best combinations and Karela Kadhi Recipe is a kadhi made with bitter gourd. This is a versatile and delectable dish is a food culture of India, different regions of India make kadhi slightly different from the other. This buttermilk/yogurt based Karela Kadhi Recipe is a healthy recipe that can be served with steamed rice and papad for a simple lunch or dinner. If you like kadhi recipe, here are a few more for you to try Punjabi ...

Bonda Mor Kuzhambu Recipe

Mor Kuzhambu is a traditional south Indian Kadhi which is cooked using coconut in it. Bonda Mor Kuzhambu Recipe has small urad dal vada's in it and usually served during the Tamil Brahmin weddings. The addition of coriander seeds along with the coconut makes it pretty flavourful. Serve the Bonda Mor Kuzhambu Recipe along with Steamed Rice and Crispy Potato Fry for a delicious weeknight dinner or for the weekend brunch. Serve the Bonda Mor Kuzhambu Recipe along with Steamed Rice and Crispy Potato ...

Masoor Dal Aur Rajma Masala Recipe

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Udupi Style Mixed Vegetable Sambar Recipe

Udupi Style Mixed Vegetable Sambar Recipe is one that uses authentic sambar powders to make a rich lentil and vegetable based Indian gravy. Ududpi is a small town that is famous for its “Cuisine” and the “Sai Krishna Temple”, one more important aspect of the cuisine is they are considered to be satvik which means they do not use any onion or garlic in their cooking. But in this recipe I have used pearl onions to give in extra flavor to the dish but you can omit that if it is not required. Serve ...

Maash Ki Dal Khasgi Recipe (Dhaba Style Urad Dal)

Maash Ki Dal is one of the most popular dish from the dhaba. It is a lentils based slightly creamy, spicy dal recipe which is made of urad dal. It is one of most preferred dal when people eat in dhaba. The authentic maash ki dal is usually cooked in an handi on open fire. The urad dal is cooked to perfection – not too mushy. The dal is then flavored with aromatic spices and garnished with beautifully fried crispy golden brown onions and ginger juliennes. The main spice comes from the chilies. Try ...

Dali Thoy Recipe (Karwar Style Toor dal Curry)

The quintessential of Konkani dish which is popular among Mangaloreans (from Kongunadu) is this dali thoy. It is a spiced toor dal stew dish which is a simple dish. When you crave for something very light, comforting yet delicious you can rely on this simple curry. Paired with steamed rice, Dali Thoy Recipe (Karwar Style Toor dal Curry) is sure gonna leave you satisfied. Take a look at more Karwar Style recipes that you could also try Karwar Style Varan Kadhi Recipe Karwar Style Yerappe Ani ...

Tadkewali Masoor Dal Recipe

A simple masoor dal, tempered with onions and aromatic Indian spices; perfect with any chapati, naan, paratha or even a bowl of hot, steamed rice. Serve Tadkewali Masoor Dal along with Kachumber Salad, Palak Raita and Phulkas for a weekday meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes such as Panchmel Dal Recipe Gujarati Dal Recipe Urad Ki Sukhi Dal Recipe

Karnataka Style Obbattu Saaru Recipe

Karnataka Style Obbattu Saaru Recipe is popularly known as Holige Saaru in Karnataka. It is a kind of Rasam which is made from the left out filling of obbattu. It is often prepared along with obbattu which is a sweet paratha and is equally like by every one when compared with obbattu.  Along with the left out poornam dal, freshly roasted and ground rasam powder is also added. Serve the Karnataka Style Obbattu Saaru Recipe along with steam rice and Karnataka style obbattu.  If you are ...

Lemon Thyme Rasam Recipe

Lemon Thyme Rasam Recipe is a wonderful twist to one of the most regular side dish of South India, rasam. Rasam is a part of a traditional South Indian household, served with rice and usually a dry curry by side and appalams. It is gaining popularity in other parts of India as a form of Soup, rather than with rice and curry. Thyme is a beneficial herb added into this rasam recipe with its positive benefits of smell, flavour and digestive properties. Serve Lemon Thyme Rasam Recipe with steamed ...

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 ...

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