Category: Indian Dal Recipes

Recipes of Indian dal (lentils and legumes).Toor dal,chana dal,masoor dal,moong dal,rajma.Simple dal recipes that are easy to make.

tiffin sambar recipe

Tiffin sambar recipe

The best tiffin sambar recipe hotel style for idli, dosa, pongal. Learn how to make recipe of idli sambar, that’s easy and tasty. Sambar recipes for tiffins

moong dal recipe

Moong Dal Recipe ~ Jain Style

Moong dal recipe in Jain style that is simple, comforting and tasty. Learn how to make moong dal which is a gem among Jain recipes.

dal amritsari

Dal Amritsari ~ Langarwali Dal

Dal Amritsari or Langarwali dal is popular among Punjabi dal recipes served in the Gurudwaras. Vegetarian dish made with black lentils,chana dal and spices.

gujarati dal recipe

Gujarati Dal

Gujarati Dal recipe is easy to make, vegetarian & a gem among Gujarati dishes recipes. Out of various dal recipes I am very fond of Gujarati style tur dal.

rajma masala

Rajma Masala

Rajma Masala is one of the best Indian recipes in North Indian cuisine. Red kidney beans curry, prepared in a spiced onion tomato base and served with rice.

andhra style recipe

Perugu Garelu

Perugu Garelu, an Andhra style recipe, is prepared during festival times in our home. Learn how to make Perugu Garelu as part of your Diwali festival meal.

oats adai recipe

Oats Adai

Oats Adai, a healthy Indian breakfast recipe goes well with any chutney. A protein rich oats recipe from India that also makes for a nice evening tiffin.

punugulu with dosa batter

Punugulu with Dosa batter

Have left over dosa batter? Make this perfect Monsoon snack – Punugulu. I have already blogged Punugulu recipe with dosa batter, today’s its a variation.

punjabi dal tadka recipe

Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka,a North Indian dal recipe,is a Dhaba style favorite food of mine.Hot pulka and dal tadka is our standard vegetarian meal on many of our road trips.


Thotakura Undalu ~ Crispy Amaranth Leaves Balls

Amaranth leaves are much loved in our home and take the form of stir fry, dal and stews in our daily meals. In recent past, I have used these nutritious greens along with chick pea flour (besan) to prepare fritters. They are easy to make, work great as appetizers for parties and also make for a wonderful tea time snack.


Navratri Special ~ Chitti Budagalu – Savory Crackers

Savory snack enthusiasts will love today’s Navrati Special offering to Durga Ma. Addictively satisfying, Chitti Budagalu are adorable, tiny puffed up crisps with a hint of spice. Only 3 ingredients go into its making – urad dal aka black gram dal, rice flour and chili powder.


Navratri Special ~ Vada

Vadas – light and fluffy on the inside with a crisp exterior, packed with flavor, make for a perfect offering to Goddess Durga. This Navratri special Vada recipe is basically a classic South Indian breakfast fare served with sambar and chutney.


Punjabi Chole

One of my favorite Punjabi dishes is Amritsari Chole – a high protein classic recipe with heady flavors. I love the texture and combination of spices that go into its making. The addition of one of my favorite flavors, anardana, adds a tangy punch to the nuttiness of chickpeas.


Bachali Kura Pappu ~ Malabar Spinach Dal

Bachala kura Pappu is a high protein, vegan, heart warming dish loaded with nutritious greens – Malabar spinach or Indian Spinach. These protein-rich, vibrant green, glossy leaves are thick with a spongy texture and when cut they ooze a slimy juice similar to okra. We usually cook them with masoor or tur dal or with yam (kanda bachali) and as mustard powder based stew (ava pettina pulusu).


Pappu Tomato – Andhra Tomato Dal

Tomato Pappu mixed with a dollop of ghee and rice with Mango Avakai is a dearly loved combination and an integral part of everyday Andhra food culture. Simple, earthy, soulful food! Tur dal aka Kandi Pappu with tomato is a winning combination and the addition of fresh coriander brings a perfect touch.


Pesara Pudina Punukulu ~ Moong Dal Mint Fritters

Another great monsoon treat that is savory and perfectly crisp with the minty flavor shining through every bite. Ginger and mint are the key players so if you venture to prepare them on a rain filled day, do use both. Your chai experience will be memorable. My guarantee. :)


Panchratan Dal

Panchratan translates to ‘five jewels’. Panchratan dal is an exotic amalgam of five lentils that are simmered, in a delicately spiced onion-tomato base, to a creamy consistency. A cold weather, crowd pleasing favorite, works great as a thick soup too other than serving as a rich accompaniment to roti or rice.


Beerakaya Pesarapappu Kootu ~ Ridge gourd and Moong dal

This kootu recipe is so perfect for this time of the year. Lightly spiced moong dal and ridge gourd combination is a match made in heaven. Very nurturing to the body and soul. And not to mention, the weather makes it extra delicious.


Moong Dal Awadhi Style

Away from the monotony, I cooked Awadhi style of Moong dal to go with rotis. I used yellow moong which is lightly dry roasted before cooking till soft. I found the original recipe to be bland to my palate and to spice it up, added spices other than called for in the original recipe.