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.

Parsi Style Vegetable Dhansak Recipe- Parsi Vegetable Dal

Parsi Cuisine is one of the traditional cuisine of the Parsis of India. Parsis are known for their love for good food, good music. Parsi cuisine has a West Indian cuisine influence. They also retain their food flavors and techniques from ancient Persian cuisine. One of the most popular Parsi foods is Dhansak. It’s traditionally meat and vegetables cooked in lentils. A very flavorful special masala called the dhansak masala makes this dish special and unique. Though Parsis are enthusiastic non-vegetarians, ...

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Chana Methi Dal Recipe - Fenugreek & Split Bengal Gram Curry

Chana Methi Dal is a delicious lentil curry made with split Bengal Gram lentil and fresh fenugreek leaves. This recipe is a healthy menu choice for the intake of everyday protein and is also packed with vitamins and minerals. Chana Methi Dal is a fantastic way to sneak in greens in your kids diet as well. Serve Chana Methi Dal along with Phulka and Raita for a wholesome weekday lunch. Did you know: Fenugreek is a good source of protein, minerals, and vitamins. Fenugreek fresh leaves and stems are ...

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Dhaba Style Green Moong Dal Makhani Recipe

Green Moong Dal Makhani is a wholesome lentil curry that is made in the similar way to the Dhaba Dal of Punjab. Made with Green Moong, flavoured with subtle Indian spices and simmered optionally with cream and butter for as long as 15 minutes makes this dal rich, nutritious and delicious.  Serve the Green Moong Dal Makhani along with Missi Roti and Lauki Raita and it would make a perfect dinner or lunch. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes which you can ...

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Smoked Dhaba Dal Recipe

The Smoked Dhaba Dal Recipe is a classic recipe of lentils that are spiced together and given a smoked flavor. I absolutely love dal at the dhabas on the highways up north of India. The Dhaba dal when smoked from the burning coal, brings out delicious flavors and works magic on my palette. Through this recipe, I've tried to achieve similar flavor. Hope you all like it. Dals (Lentils) are a staple part of the Indian diet. From fritters to soups to desserts, I use lentils every single day! Serve Smoked ...

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Pudina Moong Dal Recipe (Mint Moong Dal)

Mint has many health benefits as it is good for digestion, detoxifies the body etc. This recipe is simply a moong dal just flavoured with mint leaves. Really an aromatic tasty dal it is and is perfect for your weekday meals. Serve Pudina Moong Dal along with Capsicum Usili and Phulkas for a weekday lunch or dinner. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes such as Katachi Amti Recipe Ulava Charu Recipe Delicious Dal Makhani Recipe

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Rajasthani Dal Recipe

The Rajasthani Dal recipe is a dal that is packed with flavor and proteins. The addition of green moong dal, chana dal and mildly spiced with some garlic makes this rajasthani dal delectable. And finally not to miss the addition of ghee, green chillies and lemon juice that gives the perfect spice and tanginess needed to digest this dal.  The video in this recipe is of Panchmel dal which is also a traditional Rajasthani Dal. Instead of 5 dals, you can make this dal with just Moong Dal & ...

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Gujarati Dal Recipe - Sweet Tangy and Spicy Dal

Gujarati Dal Recipe is a sweet, tangy and spicy staple dish of every Gujarati home that is made from pigeon pea lentils also known as toor dal. One of the ways we savor the Gujarati Dal at home is to have it over a hot bowl of rice topped with ghee and a green vegetable by the side. Dal is full of proteins and is made in different ways in different homes. If Kokum is not available you can even add lemon juice or tamarind pulp for the sourness. However kokum lends a unique flavour to the dal. Serve Gujarati ...

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Bengali Style Cholar Dal Recipe-Chana Dal

Cholar Dal is Bengal gram lentils cooked in coconut and spices. Slightly sweet in flavour and very aromatic because of usage of pure ghee, this dal is cooked in a very typical way by monitoring carefully as it should not get mashed completely. It is the very famous lentil dish from West Bengal, that is served with hot and fluffy luchi specially on the occasion of Jamai Shosti, where the Son-in-Law is served this along with many other delicacies in the platter. Serve hot and delicious Cholar Dal ...

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Sprouted Moong Dal Recipe - Spicy Sprouted Lentil Curry

Sprouted moong (Green gram) dal is a popular, healthy and spicy lentil curry made across India in different ways depending on the region. It is made using spicy masala and is perfect for your week day lunch. Did you know: Green Moong or Whole Moong Dal is packed with protein and low in carbohydrates and is one of the best vegetarian superfoods out there. It has a low glycemic index and is high in dietary fibre making it a perfect lentil for diabetics as it releases ...

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Dill Leaves Toor Dal Recipe - Shepu/ Suva Dal recipe

The Dill Leaves Toor Dal Recipe is a delicious dal that can be cooked every day for lunch. Dill leaves is also called as Suva in Hindi, Sabsige Soppu in Kannada, Shepu in Marathi. The dill leaves incorporated into the dal helps to enhance the flavour of the dal. The dal is made in no time, all you require is a pressure to cook all the ingredients in one pot along with the addition of ghee. Dill leaves is a strong herb that helps to reduce cholesterol and is very good for digestion. It ...

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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. ...

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Maa Ki Dal Recipe - Punjabi Style Black Urad Dal Recipe

Maa Ki Dal Recipe which is a Punjabi style slow cooked Black Urad dal is similar to Dal Makhani in many ways, as it uses the same lentils — whole urad dal with skins and some rajma . But Maa Ki Dal has a much lighter preparation and gets its classic taste from being slow cooked over hours, which lends depth of flavour. A typical specialty in Punjabi Cuisine, this dal is often preferred over the popular Dal Makhani which is usually savoured at restaurants or a thing for celebration meals. Maa ...

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Punjabi Toor Dal Tadka Recipe Using Preethi Electric Pressure Cooker

Punjabi Toor Dal Tadka and rice is the ultimate comfort food and it is made with basic ingredients found in every Indian home. Dal tadka is found on most restaurant menus and every Indian loves a home cooked dal. Punjabi Toor Dal Tadka Recipe  is a very nutritious high protein lentil dish that is simple to prepare. Dal takes time to cook and hence it is usually made in a pressure cooker. We have made the dal in the Preethi electric pressure cooker which is like an insta post. It helps in making ...

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Rajasthani Dal Bati Churma Recipe | Dhaba Style recipe

Rajasthani Dal Bati Churma Recipe is a very traditional recipe from Rajasthan and one if the favorites at home. The Baatis are made from whole wheat flour, sooji and ghee with the addition of ajwain that adds to the delicious flavor of the baati. I like to personally use freshly ground wheat for certain dishes like baati as it brings out the best flavors. The dal is usually a combination of multiple dals and I keep making variations to the dal to give the family a fresh taste. Serve the Rajasthani ...

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Phalguni Dal Recipe - Bengali Style Red Lentils With Fresh Green Peas

Phalguni Dal Recipe is a must try recipe when green peas are in season during winters. Phalguni Dal Recipe is a rich and creamy Bengali style dal prepared with the combination of masoor dal and green peas. This is a vegan, gluten free and protein rich accompaniment to your meals. Did you know: Green peas have traces of origin in the sub-Himalayan plains of India. Green peas are rich in phytonutrients, minerals, vitamin A, C, K, folic acid and antioxidants.Peas are packed with anti aging properties ...

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Punjabi Rajma Masala Recipe - Rajma Chawal/Spiced Red Kidney Beans Curry

The Punjabi Rajma Masala also known as the North Indian Red Kidney Beans Curry is a very famous recipe from the North India. Rajma Masala popularly known as Rajma Chawal is considered as a comfort food in a Punjabi home. This makes a one dish meal, when the Rajma Masala is served along with steamed hot rice where the wonderful flavours of the rajma comes out when chewed along with rice. Serve Rajma Masala Recipe for Sunday Lunches, when served along with Steamed Rice and Aloo ...

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Sindhi Dal Pakwan Recipe - A Delicious Sindhi Breakfast

Sindhi Dal Pakwan is a popular and a royal breakfast dish in Sindhi community. The crisp deep fried Maida Puris (Pakwan) are served with simple Chana dal, garnished with chutney and chopped onion.The Pakwan accompanied with dal is often served in various special occasions and even in regular days for breakfast.  If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes such as Dal Banjara Recipe Urad Ki Sukhi Dal Recipe Panchmel Dal Recipe

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Smoked Dal Makhani Recipe - Dhaba Style

The Dal Makhani Recipe is a deliciously flavoured lentil curry that is also popularly known as the Punjabi ‘dhaba’ dal. This dal makhani is made with black whole urad dal and rajma, flavoured with subtle Indian spices and simmered with cream and butter. It is said that the longer the dal simmers in the spices, the better flavors it gets.  Serve Dal Makhani along with Garlic Naan, Quick Paneer Masala and Jeera Rice for a delicious meal. Do make sure to also serve the ...

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Panchmel Dal Recipe | Rajasthani Dal | Panchkuti Dal

Rajasthani Panchmel Dal also known as Panchkuti is a traditional Rajasthani dal recipe. It is a staple in almost every household in Rajasthan. The Panchmel Dal is most often served along with Dal Baati, that is another popular dish from the Rajasthani Cuisine.  Panch mean five in hindu and hence the name Panchmel that is delicately blended together using various spices. You can serve the Rajasthani Panchmel Dal along with Bati or eat it along Vegetable Yakhni Pulao Recipe accompanied with Haldi ...

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Dhaba Style Chana Masala From Deserts of Jaisalmer

The Dhaba Style Chana Masala recipe is a lip smacking recipe from the deserts if Jaisalmer Rajasthan. I learnt this from the chef of the desert camp we stayed in. I love this chana masala so much and when I requested for the recipe, the chef who made this, came in and explained to me in detail on how to make it. Cooked in ghee and whole spices is what makes this chana masala stand out from the crowd. Serve the Dhaba Style Chana Masala along with Puri, Kesar Elaichi Lassi and some onions for a perfect ...

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Dal Kabila Recipe - Diabetic Urad Dal Tadka

Dal kabila is a popular Mughal dish which is made with split urad dal. You can use either white urad dal or even split black urad dal to make this dish.  This is a one pot dish where the urad dal is cooked along with whole spices, dry red chilies, onions and tomatoes and spice powders and finely the Dal kabila is tempered with ghee and cumin seeds. Serve the Dal kabila with Palak Ragi & Oats Wheat Thepla and Kachumber Salad Recipe With Cucumber, Onion & Tomatoes for ...

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Dhaba Style Dal Palak Recipe

The Dhaba Style Dal Palak is a perfect one dish recipe that will help you cook a wholesome nutritious dish fast and easily without spending much time in the kitchen during the hot summer days. Dal palak is very famous in north Indian recipe and a speciality of the road side dhabas too. Serve Dhaba Style Dal Palak with Steamed Rice or phulkas and Sindhi Karela Bhaji for lunch or dinner. You can also try other dal recipes such as Palak Pappu Recipe - Andhra Style ...

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Dal Palak Recipe With Moong & Masoor Dal

Dal Palak Recipe is a nutritious and wholesome dish that is rich in proteins and minerals. This recipe is made from fresh steamed spinach that is mixed along with cooked lentils and spices to make a delectable combination. The addition of a ghee tadka (seasoning) along with cumin and red chillies adds to flavour of the Dal Palak Recipe. You can use a combination of lentils to make the Dal Palak; like Masoor and Moong, Toor Dal or even Channa Dal. Serve the Dal Palak for a simple and healthy weeknight ...

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Khatti Meethi Lauki Dal Recipe - Sweet & Spicy Bottle Gourd Dal

Khatti Meethi Lauki Dal Recipe is a tangy and sweet Bottle Gourd curry which is packed with flavours from cinnamon and ginger and given that zing from freshly squeezed lemon juice and coriander leaves. It is a super simple one-pot recipe made in a pressure cooker and perfect for those days when you want to keep things simple. The bottle gourd is first sauteed with all the Indian spices and it is pressure cooked so that the vegetable can be cooked very easily in few minutes and at the same time the ...

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