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.

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 ...

Karnataka Style Sabbasitige Rasam Recipe (Dill leave & Toor Dal Rasam Recipe)

Karnataka Style Sabbasitige Rasam Recipe (Dill leave & Toor Dal Rasam Recipe) is a close variation to the Karnataka Style bas saaru that is made in most of the households. It is a great idea to use dill leaves in a rasam. As dill leaves are not just flavorful herb it is also rich in Iron content which will be great to include in your diet. Serve the Karnataka Style Sabbasitige Rasam Recipe (Dill leave & Toor Dal Rasam Recipe) along with steamed rice and few drops of ghee on top for your ...

Pudina Tambuli Recipe

Pudina Tambuli/Tambli is a very traditional Karnataka dish which our grannys have been making from many years. Its basically a uncooked yoghurt based dish served along with rice. One can make thambli using different herbs/seeds/peels/ingredients. Today we have Pudina Tambli / mint leaves thambli. The heavenly aroma that comes out of your kitchen when you are roasting these leaves along with some cumin and pepper seeds is so awesome. Serve Pudina Tambli in room temperature with hot steaming rice ...

Iyengar Style Vendakkai Mor kuzhambu Recipe

Iyengar Style Vendakkai Mor kuzhambu  Recipe is a variant to the regular Pooshanikai More Kuzhambu  .This type of preparation is something very commonly seen in many Iyengars (a sect of Tambrahms Community) households. In other words it is also called as a south Indian version of “Bhindi Kadhi”. In the south Indian version of mor kuzhambu, It does not require Garam masala or garlic. The specialty in our cuisine is without these ingredients we can prepare an equally flavorful dish. Vendakkai ...

Masoor Moong Phali Ki Dal Recipe (Masoor Dal With Peanuts Recipe)

Masoor Moong Phali Ki Dal Recipe (Masoor Dal With Peanuts Recipe), delicious and rich dal made with a blend of peanuts and Massor. It is a luscious thick gravy spiced up with some authentic Indian spice and garnished with some seasoned tadka and freshly chopped coriander leaves. The Masoor dal which we have used in this recipe is rich in Iron content and potassium which will be the perfect ingredient to be added to your diet. Peanuts on the other hand is rich in proteins. Serve the Masoor Moong ...

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

Lentils have a distinct earthy flavour and are very commonly used throughout South Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. It is a store house of proteins for the vegetarians. It is very often eaten with rice or roti's in India. Masoor Dal Aur Rajma Masala Recipe is a simple yet delicious lentil dish made using the nutritious whole masoor dal or red lentils and rajma or the red kidney beans. It is cooked in mild spices bringing out the beautiful flavour of the lentils.  Serve Masoor Dal ...

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 ...

Andhra Style Vendakaya Charu Recipe (Ladies Finger Rasam Recipe)

Andhra Style Vendakaya Charu Recipe (Ladies Finger Rasam Recipe), anyone who is craving for a quick and comforting meal at home should try this Rasam recipe which will lift up your mood for the day. The rasam or charu is an authentic way of making a peppery flavored hot tamarind juice. The rasam and hot rice is so comforting to be eaten as your lunch meal. Serve the Andhra Style Vendakaya Charu Recipe (Ladies Finger Rasam Recipe) with hot steamed rice with a teaspoon of ghee to enrich the taste.  if ...

Karnataka Style Avarekalu Huli Saru Recipe (Field Beans in a Coconut based Gravy Recipe)

Karnataka Style Avarekalu Huli Saru Recipe (Field Beans in a Coconut based Gravy Recipe) is one of the most favorite recipe from Karnataka. Since Averakalu season starts from December to January, in many parts of Karnataka, people love to prepare a homemade coconut based curry made with these beans. It is very often eaten with Ragi Mudde. It is also most commonly prepared in the household of many farmers in Karnataka. Serve the Karnataka Style Avarekalu Huli Saru Recipe (Field Beans in a Coconut ...

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 ...

Murungakkai Mor Kuzhambu Recipe (Drumstick Buttermilk Curry Recipe)

Murungakkai Mor Kuzhambu Recipe (Drumstick Buttermilk Curry Recipe) is an easy way to make a curry by using curd as a base. The drumstick are dunked into the spicy and light buttermilk gravy. Drumsticks are known to be beneficial to be human beings in many ways. It is a rich source of protein and Vitamin C. Serve the Murungakkai Mor Kuzhambu Recipe (Drumstick Buttermilk Curry Recipe) along with Chepakizhangu Roast and steamed rice to enjoy you afternoon Lunch.  If you are looking for 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 ...

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