Category: Indian Dal Recipes

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Kandi Pachadi – Tur Dal Chutney

Kandi Pachadi ~ Tur dal Chutney Typically eaten with rice during meal times and an absolute Andhra delight, is Kandi Pachadi. Rich in protein, its preparation involves dry red chillis, cumin, split urad dal,...

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Gobi Manchurian – Indian Chinese Appetizer

Indo-Chinese Appetizer ~ Gobhi Manchurian The market is flooded with Cauliflower and very reasonably priced. Bought two large heads for Rs.20/-, cut them into florets and used a portion to prepare Gobi Manchurian. I’ve...

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Mukkala Pulusu (Bellam Pulusu) – Sweet Tangy Vegetables Stew

Vegetables cooked in bellam (teeya) pulusu aka stew absorb the flavors of spices beautifully and literally melt in the mouth. The mukkalu aka cut vegetables have a savory-sweet-tangy flavor from the spices, jaggery and...

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Palakura Pappu – Spinach Dal

Palakura pappu, potato-beans stir fry, bottle gourd pachadi with rice ~ Our lunch Palakura pappu is a delicious heartening dal using spinach greens – a classic Andhra pappu kura. Its full of protein, nutritious...

Kandi Podi - Spiced Lentils Powder

Kandi Podi – Lentils-Spice Blend

The very thought of home ground spice mix aka podi warms my appetite not to mention the aroma that emanates my kitchen during it preparation. Podis or spiced powders/blends are an essential part of...

Palakura Bobbarlu Vadalu - Spinach Blackeyed Peas Fritters

Palakura Bobbarlu Vadalu – Spinach Black-eyed Peas Fritters

I was craving something deep-fried last evening but stopped myself from preparing anything at that moment. So, I soaked some alasandalu (lobia/black-eyed peas/bobbarlu) this morning to make some fritters with our evening tea. Absolutely...

Anapakaya senga pappu kootu

Sorakaya Kootu – Bottle gourd lentil stew

Kootu is a popular South Indian lentil based vegetable stew that is thick in texture. Kootus usually comprise of lentils (channa dal/moong dal) and vegetables like bottle gourd, potatoes, plantains, brinjals, cabbage, carrots and...

Chukkakoora Pappu - Khatta Palak Dal

Chukka Koora Pappu – Khatta Palak Dal

A dal with greens that is a breeze to prepare despite the long list of ingredients is Chukkakura pappu. The tangy flavor of Chukkakora offsets the earthiness of the dal with green chillis providing...

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Methi Chole – Bhatura

Chole Bhatura, popular Punjabi street food fare is one of my favorite brunch items. Our Sunday brunch was Methi Chole and deep-fried indulgence, Batura. A comforting brunch you’d want to eat on a cold...

Godhuma Ravva - Soya Chunks Khichdi

Broken Wheat (Dalia) – Soya Chunks Khichdi

When I am in a hurry and rushed for time, I like to prepare one pot meals that are quick to prepare, filling and nutritious too. One such meal I made was with broken...

Dumplings In Baked Beans Sauce

Tex-Mex Baked Beans And Dumplings

I first prepared this Tex-Mex cuisine inspired dish from Nita Mehta’s ‘Mexican Vegetarian’ cookbook, a few weeks ago along side a meal consisting of home made corn chips with mango salsa, mexican rice and...

Thotakura Pappu - Amaranth Leaves Tur Dal

Thotakura Pappu – Amaranth Leaves-Tur Dal

There is nothing more comforting, wholesome and nutritious than a bowl of rice and dal cooked with greens. Simple, honest food at its best is what I’d describe lentils cooked with greens. It was...

Pesara pappu payasam - Moong dal kheer/sweet

Pesara Pappu Payasam – Moong Dal Payasam

With some very basic ingredients usually available at home, you can whip up some comforting simple lentil based sweet dishes that are not high in calories yet delicious. One such traditional Indian dessert is...

Pesara Punukulu - Green gram dal fritters

Pesara Punukulu – Moong Dal Fritters

Both Satish and I like to snack on some tasty nibbles with our evening tea and one tea-time snack I prepare once in a while, are green moong dal fritters – full of earthy...

Teepi Garelu - Sweet urad dal vadas

Bellam Garelu – Jaggery Flavored Vadas

I’m not sure if many of you have heard of sweet flavored ‘vada/garelu’. Dear reader, I’m talking of bellam (jaggery) garelu where deep fried crisp vadas are sweetened with jaggery syrup, a traditional sweet...

Chandra Kaantalu - Traditional Andhra Sweet

Chandra Kaantalu

A treasured sweet dish, very dear to us Andhras, are these golden bewitching treats, Chandrakaantalu. Classified as pindivantalu (festive foods), these classic favorites are absolutely delicious making you crave for more even after you...

Purnam Boorelu - Undrallu, traditional Andhra sweet

Boorelu

It’s festival time! Sankranti, our most auspicious harvest festival is just around the corner – time for indulgence, good food, new clothes and lot of fanfare. Preparation for Sankranti, begins weeks in advance at...

Bobbarlu Vadalu - Cow Pea Fritters

Bobbarlu Vadalu – Black eyed Peas (Lobia) Fritters

I had bought some bobbarlu from the rythu bazaar last week and prepared a snack with these black eyed peas, today. Bobbarlu, alasandalu, lobia, vella payuru, karamani – the names by which cow pea/white...