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Healthy Heart Dals & Kadhis recipes


Last Updated : Oct 19,2020



स्वस्थ्य हार्ट संबंधित दाल और कढ़ी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Healthy Heart Dals & Kadhis recipes in Hindi)
દાળ અને કઢી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Healthy Heart Dals & Kadhis recipes in Gujarati)

Dal Recipes, Kadhi Recipes for a  Healthy Heart

Dal kadhis for a healthy heart. Dals and Kadhis make a great part of our lunch or dinner. When it comes to dals and kadhis, we often think about fat-laden tadkewali dal and creamy kadhi with deep-fried pakodas, and for this reason we often abstain from these nutritious dishes, losing out on their share of protein too!

This section shows you how to fix up perfectly heart-friendly dals and kadhis Recipes in this section are not only low-cal and low-fat but are also loaded with other nutrients like protein and calcium, which help keep the heart fit and healthy.

Healthy Heart Dal Recipes

Dal Moghlai
Dal Moghlai

Did you ever think that you could make dals using whole legume? Cooking whole legume can add extra fibre to your dal so here’s a recipe of Whole Masoor Dal, apart from having fibre this recipe also gives fair amounts other heart protective nutrients like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Enjoy this healthy low fat Rajasthani Dal with baked baati.

Rajasthani DalRajasthani Dal

Combine beans and legumes to make your dals nutritious like Rajma and Urad Dal an excellent source of folic acid and fibre. You can also try adding dahi to your dals and make it protein rich like in our recipe for Dahiwali Toovar Dal.

Dahiwali Toovar DalDahiwali Toovar Dal

Healthy Heart Kadhi Recipes

Karela KadhiKarela Kadhi

Kick out the unhealthy pakodas from your kadhi and give a nutrient boost to it by adding healthy ingredients like Tomato, Radish, Leafy vegetables, Sprouts etc. Palak Kadhi may sound odd but looks very attractive because of the colour imparted by palak. It is low in calories and contains 0% cholesterol, rich in Vitamin A, Folic Acid and Vitamin C.

Palak KadhiPalak Kadhi

Radish Koftas in Kadhi recipe uses a simple combination of radish and low fat curds, and the koftas are not deep fried and steamed in the kadhi adding more value and making your meal heart friendly. Sprouts Kadhi is a protein and calcium rich recipe good for hypertensives too as it is low in sodium.

Sprouts KadhiSprouts Kadhi

What causes your heart to not work correctly?

There are 5 basic reasons why we have heart issues.

1. Belly fat : The more belly fat you have, the higher the risk of a heart attack. This shows wrong food habits, bad quality vegetable oil, sugar, maida, cornflour excess etc create this problem. High blood pressure in a major problem for your heart and also uncontrolled diabetes. Your diabetes is not solved by just popping pills. You need to change the way you eat. Wrong foods eaten lead to the inflammation of the arteries of your heart. Blockages in the arteries Blockages lead to heart attack and that is so easy to fix as simple as eating healthy. Remove inflammation in your body. 

2. Eating processed foods : Avoid junk food and follow simple basic home cooked food. Stay away from refined vegetable oils. Opt for unfrefined oils like olive oil, coconut oil. You could also have cold pressed peanut oil in your cooking as that is available in India.  Eat a healthy pyaz wali bhindi sabzi instead of going for a deep fried option. Also remember to wash your hands before you eat as they can carry infections. Your hands have opened doors, pressed lift buttons etc where others with infection may have touched them before. Thats how a virus can spread. 

3. Always be active and get your exercises in : Yes, want a healthy heart then put in the effort. Even if you have a one hour workout and you are sitting for the next 9 hours, then your one hour workout is almost useless.  Inactivity, sedentary lifestyle or sitting too long is the number one cause of inflammation and poor blood circulation in your system. Your heart needs two things, the right nutrients (eating wisely) and oxygen and both these are carried by your blood circulation. Blood circulation happens with movement. If your are in your office, then try and sit on a stool without a back rest and that will make you use your core and fire up your body. That is why we find new age workers wanting to stand at times the whole day while working at their desk. 

Blood circulation is at its lowest when we are sitting or sedentary. 2 hours of watching TV may reduce heart healthy by 13% to 15% says Harvard study. There is a way to watch TV. Get up from your TV or pause and walk around or even better do some basic exrecises while watching TV. If you had an active day then nothing will happen by watching TV for 2 hours.  

4. Smoking and Stress : The two s's. Common senses is stay away from your puff. Regarding stress, more stress makes more cortisol which creates more inflammation. That swells your arteries over time and leasds to a heart attack. Sort your stress out. 

5. Lack of sleep : Your body needs 8 hours sleep. Sleep depravation and inflammation are linked with one another. If you are sleep deprived, then you are compromising your heart health. Stress is also a big issue for heart attack. More stress makes more cortisol which creates more inflammation. 

Happy Cooking!!!

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Fatless Maa ki Dal
Recipe# 7464
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Think dal and the first thing that comes to mind is mother’s cooking. While moms are generally fond of pampering their children with oodles of ghee and butter, we must learn to tone down on these fatty ingredients as we grow up! So, here a fatless version of Maa ki Dal, which not only retains the s ....
Palak Masoor Dal
Recipe# 5576
07 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Whole Masoor Dal, Sabut Masoor Dal, How To Make Whole Masoor Dal
Recipe# 5293
05 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Using whole masoor instead of the dal helps retain more fibre you your food. This protein and fibre-rich dal also features a spiky spice paste, which makes it very attractive to the desi palate! The whole masoor dal is ideal for those with high cholesterol as the fibre in the dal binds the cho ....
Palak Chana Dal
Recipe# 22166
15 Sep 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
A maharashtrian delight, tweaked to boost the health value! while palak adds vitamin a to this dish, chana dal adds nutrients like calcium, iron, folic acid, zinc and fibre. Ensure that you do not overcook chana dal, as it should be separate and not mashed.
Masoor Dal with Spinach, Protein Rich Recipes
Recipe# 33249
19 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
masoor dal with spinach recipe | protein rich dal | dal palak | with 18 amazing images. masoor dal recipe is a versatile Indian food which can find a place in every household. Learn how to ....
Sambhar
Recipe# 3578
08 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The aromatic flavours of this traditional South Indian dish are truly irresistible. The speciality of this sambhar is that it is made with minimal oil and loads of vegetables which enhance its nutritive value. When served hot with Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, it makes a meal that is very hard to resi ....
Bengali Matarsutir Dal, Healthy Green Peas Dal
Recipe# 35117
09 Mar 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bengali matarsutir dal | healthy green peas dal | Bengali matar dal | Bengali green peas dal | with 18 amazing images. Bengali matarsutir dal is an authentic reci ....
Suva Masoor Dal, Zero Oil Healthy Dal
Recipe# 22176
26 Aug 20

 
 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, ....
Spicy Yellow Moong Dal
Recipe# 22174
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This Spicy Yellow Moong Dal is so tasty you will want to make it every day, and you can – because it is so simple and easy-to-make. Unlike traditional methods of making dal with a ghee-loaded tempering, this dal is made without any oil and yet tastes the same. Moong Dal is a storehouse of nutr ....
Dal Moghlai ( Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5292
06 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you wish to pamper yourself, there is no better way than to cook yourself some luxuriant Moghlai food! Moghlai cuisine is generally quite rich, with abundant use of spices and dairy products like ghee, cream and butter. However, we have ....
Palak Kadhi
Recipe# 22178
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making kadhi with an infusion of palak? Sounds strange, but tastes and looks very interesting. Palak purée and green paste imparts flavouir along with a bright green colour and vitamin A to the dish. You can skip the garlic if you do not like its flavour. Serve with a bowl of brown r ....
Moong Dal Sultani
Recipe# 22167
15 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Even commonly consumed dals rock when combined intelligently with the right ingredients! Garlic and tomatoes add tang and taste to this versatile dal, which goes well with rice as well as with phulkas. Folic acid content of moong dal is an added benefit to this dal. Serve with
Palak Toovar Dal ( Iron Rich Recipes )
Recipe# 5707
10 Oct 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rich in taste and nutrition, this Palak Toovar Dal is a healthful dish you can prepare frequently without any hassle, as it uses simple cooking methods and common ingredients. You just need to remember to soak the toovar dal earlier. The smart twist in this dal recipe is the addition of lemon juice, ....
Turai Aur Moong ki Dal
Recipe# 3577
03 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
Methiche Varan ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33048
11 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is right to be concerned about shedding your pregnancy weight after delivery, but you surely do not have to worry about losing variety or flavour in the foods you have! Methiche Varan is a perfect example. An authentic Maharashtrian dal reverberating with all the flavours that the desi palate yea ....
Khatta Urad Dal ( Zero Oil Urad Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 22173
02 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A lip-smacking preparation of wholesome urad dal, perked up with calcium-rich curds and pungent ginger, garlic pastes. Although it makes use of minimal ingredients, the Khatta Urad Dal has a distinct, tongue-tickling flavour that you are sure to relish. The highlight of this recipe, as t ....
Mooli Moong Dal, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 22324
07 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The spiky flavour of white radish and the mellow, comforting nature of moong dal complement each other beautifully in this nutrient-dense dish. As it is low in sodium, radish is an apt ingredient for those with hypertension. Also try other low salt recipes like
Rajasthani Dal
Recipe# 22164
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rajasthani delicacies are traditionally laden with ghee but not to worry, for here is a healthier version! chana dal helps to thicken the dal and imparts body to the dish. Add amchur as per your taste, more if you like it sour, else just a little.
Rajma and Urad Dal
Recipe# 5574
15 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A pan of mixed pulses, seasoned with spices and lots of garlic, cooked in just two teaspoons of oil. Apart from delighting you with its lip-smacking flavour and aroma, Rajma and Urad Dal also boosts your iron, fibre and vitamin C levels. To make a sumptuous meal, serve this dal hot and fresh with a ....
Methiwali Dal
Recipe# 5577
17 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This dal serves a dual purpose it's extremely good for people with heart ailments along with diabetes as methi helps to control blood sugar levels. I have added ginger and garlic to this dal which gives the perfect spice effect and helps to avoid the need of oil-laden pickles. Serve hot with Stuffed ....
Suva Chana Dal
Recipe# 5705
04 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, the right combination of nutrients works better than a single supplement in overcoming a shortfall. In boosting haemoglobin levels for example, a combination of iron and protein will do the job better, as in the case of this Suva Chana Dal where the former brings in protein to support the ....
Panch Ratani Dal
Recipe# 5573
23 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delightful combination of five dals, simmered with not just whole spices but a bouquet of aromatic spice powders too! The Panch Ratani Dal also gets the right amount of tang from curds and tomatoes, which complements the spiciness very well. Rich in folic acid and fibre, this flavourful dal is als ....
Zero Oil Masoor Dal
Recipe# 22530
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor dal is a storehouse of nutrients like protein, folic acid, iron and zinc. Protein is required for the formation of new cells, their growth and maintenance. Folic acid and iron on the other hand build up the hemoglobin that carry oxygen and supply nutrients to our body. Zinc enhances the activ ....
Vaal Dalimbi
Recipe# 22202
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Most Maharashtrian Subzis are made using lots of coconut paste. Here's a delicious but healthy exception that uses only 2 tablespoons of coconut, thereby making it low in calories and fat. Sprouting Vaal helps increase its vitamin and mineral content and makes it easily digestible too.
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