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Dal / Kadhi recipes
In any Cuisine, you will find that a meal combines dishes of many consistencies, because it is difficult to have a completely dry, crispy or liquid meal. In Gujarati meals too, fluid preparations like dals and kadhis are served to make food easier to ingest.
Dals like Gujarati Dal, Lachko Dal, and Kadhis like Bhinda ni Kadhi and Dapka Kadhi are some of the everyday favourites. Discover how to make these as well as other special versions, in this section.
While this is an everyday dal, it takes on a festive hue when ingredients like peanuts and yam are added. For such grand occasions, the Gujarati Dal is boiled over and over again to get the best flavour. Remember that the ideal balance of sweet and sour levels required for the success of this recipe is an art that can be perfected with practice.
This sweet and thick yellow Lachko Dal is generally served with rice as well as oodles of ghee to add to the aroma and flavour. The lachko dal and rice combo is similar to the maharashtrian varan bhaat.
23 Nov 14
Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi is inseparable from gujarati cuisine. It is basically a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thickened with gram flour, which can be enhanced in many ways using other ingredients like pakoras and koftas. This simple dish requires tact and perfection, which comes from practice. Remember never ....
29 Jan 17
Sukha Moong, Gujarati Dry Moong by Tarla Dalal
cooking relies on common spices and traditional tempering to make mouth-watering dishes within minutes. This Gujarati favourite is a semi-dry curry of soaked and boiled moong, perked up with readily-available but flavour-packed spice powders.
23 Sep 13
Vegetable and Yoghurt Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Simple kadhi morphs into a wholesome accompaniment with the addition of mixed vegetables. I have chosen light and common vegetables for the vegetable and yoghurt kadhi but you can experiment with others, depending on what you have on hand. Remember to stir the curds mixture in the beginning, or else ....
05 Mar 16
Gujarati Toovar Dal by Tarla Dalal
A satiating dal with an interesting sweet, little spicy and tangy flavour, the Gujarati Toovar Dal is a homely dish that will remind you of mom any time, any where! A tempering of whole spices adds a lot of punch to this dal recipe, while tomatoes add enough tang and jaggery imparts a pleasant sweet ....
23 Nov 14
Osaman ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Osaman is a hot, liquid recipe akin to rasam, but not so spicy! the use of toovar dal water imparts a very comforting feel to this recipe. The dal used to make this recipe can later be utilised in other recipes like lachko dal. Enjoy osaman hot, with rice and lachko.
23 Nov 14
Turiya Mag Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This is a day-to-day preparation in gujarati households, preferred mainly due to its simplicity. With a hint of basic gujarati spices and a peppiness imparted by lemon juice, this preparation of ridge gourd and moong dal is quite unique and entertaining in its own way. Turiya mag ni dal is indeed ve ....
05 Mar 16
Toovar Dal, Toovar Dal with Onions by Tarla Dalal
Just how easy can it be to prepare a lip-smacking dal? Well, we urge you to get into the kitchen and try this Toovar Dal with Onions to experience the magic for yourself! There is nothing about this recipe that makes you think twice.
The ingredients are so common, they are sure to be available ....
05 May 17
Spicy Kofta Kadhi ( Kadhi Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi without curds? if you are surprised, go ahead and try this recipe. This unusual recipe is created with a blend of tamarind water and besan spiced with a freshly-made paste.
The koftas are also distinctive as they use a different combination of vegetables such as brinjals and cabbage.
23 Nov 14
Mag Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Mag ni dal is a dry preparation with basic guajarati masalas-it is a delectable everyday fare. I suggest you soak the dal before preparing the dish as it reduces the cooking time. You also need to remember that for this particular preparation, the dal should not be overcooked as the dal has to be se ....
25 Jun 16
Dapka Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Moong dal dumplings cooked in a traditional Gujarati
curd mixture, Dapka Kadhi served with rotlas, green chillies and garlic chutney is a sumptuous and satiating meal worth a million dollars!
When making this dish, ensure that the dapka batter is sufficien ....
23 Nov 14
Lachko Dal ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Lachko is a feel-good dish in every respect, and usually features along with osaman in a gujarati menu. This sweet and thick yellow dal is generally served with rice as well as oodles of ghee to add to the aroma and flavour. The lachko dal and rice combo is similar to the maharashtrian varan bhaat.
23 Mar 13
Dahiwali Toovar Dal by Tarla Dalal
In this sumptuous recipe, low-fat curds provides a tangy twist to toovar dal without adding much to the calorie count. To get the best texture and flavour, make sure you add the curds after lowering the flame so that it does not curdle. Apart from being low in fat, the other good news is that the Da ....
27 Apr 17
Fajeto ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
The famous gujarati ‘ras-puri’ meal is incomplete without fajeto! fajeto cannot be classified as kadhi, dal or subzi… it is a class apart from any other recipe. What else can you expect from a classical preparation of mango juice cooked together with curds, besan and select spices? despite its uniqu ....
26 Nov 12
Turai Aur Moong ki Dal by Tarla Dalal
Turai is disliked by many of us due to its unusual appearance. It is actually one of those vegetables that absorbs other flavours beautifully and has been made more delicious and nutritious by addition it to moong dal. Moong dal is one of the easiest dals to digest and also provides plenty of prot ....
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