Dal is the staple food across North Indian Cuisine. 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, kuleeth dal and legumes like rajma, chana, lobia and many more are widely used across all north indian dal recipes.

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

Besan is also an important by product from chana dal and is used in making a variety of dishes like bajji, pakora, gatte and more.

Besan is also the key ingredient used in making kadhi of various forms. Each region has a special version of the Kadhi they make. The Punjabi Kadhi is a little thicker, the gujarati and rajasthani kadhi is lighter. The gujarati kadhi is however little sweet and spicy.

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, Kadhi Pakora, Lahsun dal, Dhaba Dal, Masoor Dal, Toor Dal & Much more.

Rajasthani Dal Muthiya Recipe

Rajasthani Dal Muthiya is a perfect and delicious combination of simple yellow mogar dal and fried whole wheat flour dumplings. This recipe is very similar to the Rajasthani dal baat but it has a different taste and flavour which makes it different from others. Serve Rajasthani Dal Muthiya on its own with fried chillies and Masala Chaas for a delicious weekend lunch. You can also try other Rajasthani recipes such as Rajasthani Dal Baati Pitor Ki Sabzi Rabodi Ki Sabzi

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 ...

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 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

Masoor Dal Gassi Recipe (Lentils in Tangy Coconut Curry)

The Masoor Dal Gassi Recipe is a spicy, tangy gravy made with whole masoor dal with the skins on, is a typical Mangalorean specialty. Gassi is a staple curry in the Mangalore and Malnad areas of Karnataka that is essentially made of fresh spices ground down with coconut to form the base of the gravy. You can serve the Masoor Dal Gassi along with steamed rice topped with ghee and Dhangar Pachadi. Did You Know: Masoor dal contains high levels of proteins, including the essential amino acids isoleucine ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sobji Diye Bhaja Muger Dal Recipe (Bengali Style Moong Dal with Winter Vegetables)

Dal or lentil is the second important protein for Bengalis after fish. They need to have a ladleful of any lightly flavored lentil dish for their meal everyday. In a Bengali style of eating, Dal is eaten as a second or third course with some fritter or stir fries. The Sobji Diye Bhaja Muger Dal is delicately flavored with ghee and cumin to let the aroma of dry roasted yellow mung shine through. In winter vegetables are added to make it more nutritious. Serve the Sobji Diye Bhaja Muger ...

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. ...

Palak Tovve or Palak Dal Recipe (Spinach and Lentil Curry)

Palak Dal is a tasty and nutritious Karnataka style curry, also known as Palak Tovve, is quick to make and tastes delicious. Palak Dal is a nutritious combination of spinach and lentils, together they create one wholesome curry. Serve it with rotis for a simple weeknight dinner or traditional delicacies like majjige huli on the special festive occasions. Did you know: Spinach is full of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. It has an extremely high nutritional value ...

Yellow Pumpkin Dal Recipe

Yellow Pumpkin Dal recipe is a tasty thick pumpkin based lentil curry, that makes for a soothing and comforting meal especially on weekdays. The addition of garlic and other spices and the quick way it can be put together, makes it a lovely dish that goes well with steaming hot rice topped with ghee, and accompanied by sides of Chatpatti Makai Masala or Kalonji Gobi Aloo. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes such as Gujarati Dal Recipe Keerai Sambar ...

Hirve Kaalvan Recipe (Fresh Coriander and Coconut Curry)

Hirve Kaalvan or Fresh Coriander and Coconut Curry is a perfect dish that can be prepared especially when you are tired of the usual dal accompanying your meals. This is a versatile curry that goes with any meal, that is mild and creamy. The Hirve Kaalvan pairs beautifully hot steamed rice and makes great lunch for weekdays.  Did You Know: Coriander commonly known as Dhania in the Indian subcontinent, cilantro in the America and some parts of Europe. The health benefits of coriander ...

Dal Chenchki ( Red Lentils with Shallots)

The Dal Chenchki is a recipe from Bengal, a state I love to visit so very often for its aromatic food. The Dal Chenchki is a simple recipe made from red lentils (masoor dal) and combined with baby onions (shallots) and seasoned with ghee and mild spices. Serve the Dal Chenchki with Aloo Parwal Sabzi (another Bengali favorite) and hot rice, topped with ghee. I must mention that the version of Dal Chenchki might not be same as many bengali's make, but is an inspired version of ...

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 ...

Lahsuni Palak Dal Recipe (Spinach & Lentil Curry with Garlic)

Lahsuni Palak Dal is a simple and quick recipe made from yellow split moong dal packed with spinach and flavored with a delicious seasoning of garlic. The lentils in the recipe provided the daily protein and the spinach adds to the vitamins and minerals making it a very wholesome and healthy recipe. The Lahsuni Palak Dal goes very well with either chapati or rice and you can serve it for either a Sunday Brunch or even a weeknight dinner. If you like this recipe, you can also try other ...

Arhar Ki Dal with Lahsun Tadka

The Arhar Ki Dal with Lahsun Tadka Recipe is a simple, wholesome recipe of toor dal, that is made in a single pot. Cooking all the spices along with the arhar dal in the pressure cooker. All you need to do once the dal is cooked is to make the garlic tadka and the Arhar Ki Dal will be ready to be served. Serve the Arhar Ki Dal with Lahsun Tadka along with rice, Parathas accompanied with Aloo Simla Mirch ki Sabzi and Moong Sprouts Salad. If you like this recipe, ...

Urad Ki Sukhi Dal Recipe (Spicy Dry Urad Dal)

Sukhi Urad Dal is a Punjabi style lentil dish made with skinned urad dal and lot of spices. Sukhi in Hindi is the word for 'dry' as this lentil dish is crunchy and served dry. The addition of spices provides the flavor to the dal. Serve Sukhi Urad Dal with Phulkas and Green Chutney for the light summer lunch or on its own as a wholesome and fulfilling dish. Did you know: Urad dal has protein, fat, and carbohydrates which are required by the body. If you are looking ...

Oriya Special Dalma Recipe (Lentils Cooked With Vegetables & Raw Papaya)

Dalma is a Chickpea Dal Cooked With Vegetables and Raw Papaya, a delicacy from the state of Orissa. It can be made using toor (arhar) dal, and an assortment of vegetables typically raw banana, eggplant, green papaya and pumpkins, simmered in a special spice blend. Topped off with an aromatic tempering of paanch phoron and coconut shavings seasoned in ghee, the dalma is aromatic and wholesome. The Dalma Recipe has the right combination of taste and health, that is packed with proteins from the dal ...

Moong Dal With Radish Greens Recipe

Moong Dal with Radish Greens Recipe is a quick and easy nutritious vegetable that you can make in a jiffy for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Fresh radish leaves not only add crunch to the dal but also increase its iron quotient of this sabzi. Radish Greens are high in fibre and make an excellent ingredient to cook with when catering to a diabetic person in the family. Serve this Moong Dal with Radish Greens for dinner or lunch as it is an excellent accompaniment for salad. Here are more similar ...

Lentil Dal with Coconut Milk Recipe

Lentil Dal with Coconut Milk Recipe is a quick dal which gives a twist where the dal gets its flavors from coconut milk and a blend of five spices and fresh ginger and garlic. When garnished with coconut bits and a squeeze of lime juice, this dal recipe makes it rich, sumptuous and healthy. Serve the Lentil Dal with Coconut Milk along with a steaming bowl of steamed rice, pickle and papad for an easy trip down to your granny’s. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes ...

     
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