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.

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.

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.

Lasooni Dal Palak ~ Garlicky Lentils with Spinach

A priceless culinary treasure of North Indian cuisine. I specially love to prepare it during winter months, lasooni dal palak with hot rotis, a match made in heaven! Though humble-looking, its a pleasure to the palate, creamy, garlicky and finger licking good. Just a handful of common ingredients come together in a fragrant ghee tadka […]

Nimmakaya Pappu ~ Lemon Dal

A very special dal with minimal ingredients is Nimmakaya Pappu. Cooked with either tur dal or yellow moong dal, its a winner of a recipe. The lemon lends a tangy taste to the earthiness of the dal and the spice of green chillis balance out the flavors. A classic, down-to-earth comforting Andhra recipe.

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 and you will enjoy preparing it because its easy, quick and your kitchen will be filled with an aromatic fresh flavor […]