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Gujarati Dal / Kadhi recipes


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Gujarati 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.

Gujarati Dals

From quick one-dish meals like Dal Dhokli to elaborate preparations, Gujjus cook them all. Come lunchtime and Gujaratis do not like to settle for anything less than a complete meal, which they fondly call the “Dal Bhaat Rotli Shaak”. Try your hands on this famous Gujarati Khatti Meethi Dal made by tempering toovar dal with mooli. The addition of jaggery and tamarind pulp provides the dal with its noteworthy flavors. Another variant of this dal is the Gujarati Toovar Dal, that is simple yet has tongue-tickling flavours. 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.

Apart from the regular chana, toovar and moong dal, reach out to the jar of urad dal to make lip-smacking Gujarati Style Urad Dal with a hint of curd and an array of spices to give a homely taste. Dal dhokli is synonymous to Gujarati pasta. Dhoklis cooked in dal with an array of ingredients making it a sweet-sour delight. This one-pot meal is a Sunday special at most Gujarati homes.

Delicacies like Lachko Dal, Mag Ni Dal are dry dal preparations which are extremely easy to make. They can be served as a side-dish or relish it as it is. A bowl of piping hot Osaman complements well with sweet and thick yellow lachko dal is generally served with rice and oodles of ghee. Sukha Moong is a semi-dry sabzi of soaked and boiled moong, enhanced with a myriad of spice powders.

Gujarati Kadhi

Dapkas are deep fried yellow moong dal fritters dipped in kadhi. Dapka kadhi with rotlas, green chillies and garlic chutney is a sumptuous and satiating meal worth a million dollars! Another traditional kadhi is the Gujarati Fajeto made using ripe mangoes. The mango pulp is mixed with curd and then tempered with aromatic ingredients. A sweet and sour preparation from the Bhatia community is this Bhatia Kadhi made with toovar dal water, curd and vegetables like mooli, drumsticks and bhindi.

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.

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Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 607
31 May 18

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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 ....
Gujarati Kadhi
Recipe# 106
18 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi is a traditional gujarati preparation of 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. Remember never to boil the kadhi on a high flame as it tends to curdle. Gujarati kadhi goes very well ....
Vaal Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 618
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Vaal ni dal is an interesting and unique preparation of field beans, that is prepared often in guajarati households. The raisins contrast and complement the choice of spices used in this recipe. When served with rice and a good choice of sweet, vaal ni dal qualifies as festive fare!
Mixed Dal in A Microwave
Recipe# 678
04 Jan 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Dal is one of the main sources of proteins for vegetarians, and hence a part of the staple diet of most Indians. This wholesome, non-spicy recipe pools in the goodness of three varieties of dal—moong, masoor and ura ....
Trevti Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 615
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
As the ‘trevti’ in the title suggests, this is a combination of three dals simmered with spices. The use of three dals imparts a special feel to this otherwise simple day-to-day dal, which goes very well with bajra rotla and lehsun ki chutney. As a variation, you can use urad dal instead of yellow m ....
Gujarati Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 612
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
With a characteristic sweet and sour taste, this traditional dal recipe is quite reflective of gujarati culture and uses the typical ingredients and spices. 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 dal is ....
Gujarati Style Urad Dal Recipe
Recipe# 42231
06 Nov 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Next time you decide to make dal, reach out to the jar of urad and make this tasty Gujarati Style Urad Dal Recipe! Subtly flavoured with curds and a dash of spices, this dal has a homely but very satiating taste. You can prepare this dish earlier on, but bef ....
Sukha Moong, Gujarati  Dry Moong
Recipe# 41430
29 Jan 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Everyday Gujarati 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. ....
Suva Masoor Dal, Zero Oil Healthy Dal
Recipe# 22176
30 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
For many, dal is the ideal comfort food. It satiates and soothes, while also giving you ample nutrition. The Suva Masoor Dal is a veritable treat for such dal lovers. The unique combination of dill with masoor dal gives this recipe a distinct flavour, which is boosted by the addition of garlic, ....
Bhinda Ni Kadhi, Gujarati Bhindi Kadhi
Recipe# 609
24 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The versatile ladies finger is used widely in Gujarati cuisine, in many dry as well as gravy recipes. Here we present, Bhinda ni Kadhi, where ladies finger mingles with the traditional kadhi. As a slight variation to this recipe, you can add sliced and sautéed o ....
Vegetable and Yoghurt Kadhi
Recipe# 1555
23 Sep 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
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 ....
Gujarati Toovar Dal
Recipe# 40697
05 Mar 16

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 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 ....
Osaman ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 611
23 Nov 14

 
 
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.
Turiya Mag Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 592
31 Mar 18

 
 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 ....
Toovar Dal, Toovar Dal with Onions
Recipe# 40694
08 May 18

 
 
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 ....
Spicy Kofta Kadhi ( Kadhi Recipe)
Recipe# 1556
05 May 17

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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. Se ....
Mag Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 620
23 Nov 14

 
 
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 ....
Dapka Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 608
25 Jun 16

 
 
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 ....
Lachko Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 613
23 Nov 14

 
 
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.
Dahiwali Toovar Dal
Recipe# 22168
31 May 18

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 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 ....
Fajeto ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 614
27 Apr 17

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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 ....
Turai Aur Moong ki Dal
Recipe# 3577
26 Nov 12

 
 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 ....
Palak Kofta Kadhi
Recipe# 37972
21 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The palak koftas are the highlight of this recipe! They transform a simple, everyday kadhi into a more special dish, which can be enjoyed by the family and also served to guests. Make sure you squeeze out the water completely from the spinach after blanching, before adding to the besan mixture ....
Bajra Roti in Kadhi
Recipe# 22445
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Keep anaemic at bay with this super-tasty and satiating Bajra Roti in Kadhi. This delicious recipe features sumptuous bajra rotis suspended in a tongue-tickling and easy-to-cook kadhi. Bajra is rich in iron, and very effective in keeping up your haemoglobin levels. That makes this a wonderful ....
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