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.