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High Protein Dals, Kadhis recipes

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High Protein Dals, Kadhis Recipes

Dals are split pulses or legumes. It is hard to find a household that doesn’t stock up different types of dals. These dals are soaked and pressure cooked and finally tempered and then perked up with masalas. This section comprises of a variety of the most common dals like moong dal, toovar dal, masoor dal, urad dal to whip up recipes. To add on to their nutrition quotient, combine them with some green vegetables. You can also combine 2 to 3 different dals to make delicacies like Rajasthani Dal. Kadhis which usually contain besan (split Bengal gram flour) and curds are the twin source of protein.

High Protein Dal Recipes

Hare Lehsun ki Toovar DalHare Lehsun ki Toovar Dal

If you’re on a low calorie diet then prepare this Zero Oil Masoor Dal, a storehouse of nutrients like protein, folic acid, iron and zinc. Together all these nutrients help to boost immunity along with being weight-loss friendly. Khatta Urad Dal gives a good dose of B-complex vitamins, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Zinc. The curds in it add on to the protein value. Co9mbine your dals with vegetables to increase its nutrient content. Methi Toovar Dal is mouth-watering and extremely healthy, brimming with nutrients like iron, zinc and protein. It is good for weight-watchers, diabetics and senior citizens too. Chawli Masoor Dal will become your all-time favourite. Chawli is one of the richest sources of iron and vitamin A and ideal for children and pregnant women. The vitamin A together with the protein in the dal helps to maintain healthy skin and vision, while the iron keeps anemia at bay. We have added a dash of vitamin C rich lemon juice to improve the absorption of iron from the mouth-watering dal.

High Protein Kadhi Recipes

Palak KadhiPalak Kadhi

From simple Kadhi to Palak Kadhi and Subzi Kadhi which is a complete meal when served with steaming hot rice as is full of veggies, curds providing all the necessary nutrients. As being low in calories relish this delicacy quite often without any hesitation. Bajra Roti in Kadhi is one unusual preparation which you should surely not miss out on as it helps to keep anaemia at bay. Being rich in calcium and phosphorus this kadhi can help your bones be strong. Enjoy this Radish Koftas in Kadhi recipe with your choice of rice to make it a complete meal. It is also a good way to add vegetables in your diet to provide vitamin A and iron. The curd and besan combination makes the kadhi a rich source of protein and calcium too.

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Dal Fry
Recipe# 1965
07 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
From roadside dhabhas to global Indian restaurants, almost all diners serve this all-time favourite Dal Fry. A mixture of moong and masoor dal cooked to perfection and perked up with an aromatic tempering along with fried onions and tomatoes, this dal has a very pleasing texture and irresistib ....
Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 607
23 Nov 14

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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 ....
Methi Toovar Dal, Healthy Recipe
Recipe# 42405
15 Jan 19

by Tarla Dalal
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Add more punch to the everyday toovar dal by teaming it up with tongue-tickling fenugreek leaves. Methi leaves have a very attractive flavour and aroma – its unique bitterness is actually pleasing to the palate and quite addictive! Here, it perks up the flavour of toovar dal, along with other ev ....
Dal Amritsari
Recipe# 30904
17 Jul 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Dal Amritsari, as the name suggests is a dal from the city of Amritsar in North India. Prepared with whole black lentils or whole urad, this dal is ready in a jiffy when cooked in a pressure cooker, without compromising on the taste. A tadka or tempering is prepared for this dal with tomatoes onio ....
Maa Ki Dal, Pressure Cooker Recipe
Recipe# 33369
16 Feb 11

by Tarla Dalal
Maa ki dal , flavoured with tangy tomatoes, curds and cream-it’s a rich feeling you can enjoy once in a while. Ensure that the beans and dal are soaked well overnight. Traditionally this dal is simmered all night long to get the unique flavour however this jiffy version is equally tasty! ....
Bhaja Moong Dal Shobji Diye
Recipe# 42527
31 May 18

by Tarla Dalal
A dal recipe from the kitchens of Bengal , the Bhaja Moong Dal Shobji Diye brings together moong dal with a horde of colourful, tasty and nutritious veggies! A traditional tempering of whole spices gives the dal a tantalising aroma while tangy tomatoes and a d ....
Soya Methi Dal Dhokli
Recipe# 7453
12 Apr 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Dhokli, a traditional Gujarati favourite is transformed into a diabetic-friendly treat by using whole-wheat flour, soya flour and fenugreek leaves. Combined with wholesome toovar dal, these healthy dhoklis are a sumptuous one dish fare for one and all. Although prepared with minimal fat, and without ....
Recipe# 3578
26 Nov 12

 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 ....
Basic Urad Dal Recipe, Protein and Vitamin B Rich Recipe
Recipe# 42229
15 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Aptly flavoured with a dash of garlic and green chillies, this simple but tasty urad dal is a homely and satiating dish that you can make on any day. The urad dal is cooked, combined with curds for a pleasant tang, perked up with some everyday flavour-givers, and boiled for a couple of minutes. ....
Palak Chana Dal
Recipe# 22166
23 Mar 13

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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.
Hariyali Dal (  Cooking with 1 Teaspoon Oil)
Recipe# 3573
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and chana dal complement each other perfectly in this aromatic dish which is an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin A and calcium. Try this dal with steamed brown rice or rotis. This is a good recipe for entertaining too!
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 ....
Masala Dal
Recipe# 1538
23 Sep 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Dal is healthy, plain or spicy. But, this is one excellent dal you just cannot resist! comprising of four key varieties of pulses, cooked with onions and tomatoes, and perked up with a range of carefully chosen spices, masala dal is just the thing to have with hot rice and rotis.
Palak Toovar Dal ( Calcium Rich Recipe)
Recipe# 4804
14 Jun 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and toovar dal used for this mildly spiced recipe, makes this dal a rich calcium source. Serve hot with roti or rice.
Dal Moghlai ( Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5292
26 Dec 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Serve this flavourful dal with steaming hot rice for a wholesome and zero cholesterol meal.
Masoor Dal with Spinach, Protein Rich Recipes
Recipe# 33249
12 Mar 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor dal with spinach, the unbeatable combination of masoor dal with spinach nourishes your body with proteins, iron and folic acid. Tomatoes and amchur powder lend a nice tangy flavour to the dal. Needless to add, this is a super-healthy recipe as protein-rich dals are an indispensable part ....
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 ....
Sprouted Vaal ki Usal
Recipe# 5709
10 Oct 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian preparation made healthier using sprouted vaal. Apart from boosting the nutrient content, sprouting the vaal also makes it easier to digest, making this a dish suitable for young and old alike. With many a flavourful ingredient, this iron-rich Sprouted Vaal ki Usal is a t ....
Khandeshi Dal
Recipe# 4792
16 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Organize an outdoor lunch -dish up hot Bajra Roti and serve with khandeshi dal-they make an amazing pair. Moong, masoor, toovar and urad dals are cooked with a spicy paste made of onions, dry coconut, chillies, pepper and more. A ....
Low Calorie Dal Makhani
Recipe# 3570
26 Nov 12

by Tarla Dalal
Dal makhani, a flavourful robust lentil preparation, is a celebrated delicacy from punjab. Rajma and whole urad provide protein and calcium which are extremely important for maintenance of your body cells and healthy bones. Cooking the dal in tomato purée adds a little sharpness to this dish and als ....
Vaal ki Usal
Recipe# 3964
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
A popular, easy to make Maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to the usal. Vaal provides you the much needed protein and iron. A thoughtful addition of vitamin C rich coriander improves the absorption of iron ....
Dahiwali Toovar Dal
Recipe# 22168
14 Jan 19

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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 ....
Turai Aur Moong ki Dal
Recipe# 3577
02 Jan 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 ....
Darbari Dal ( Zero Oil Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 22175
23 Mar 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Straight from royal kitchens, healthy though unlike its traditional version is oil free, and replaces fat rich ingredients like coconut with lots of veggies, pulses and coriander. A combination of dal and veggies is flavoured with spices like garlic paste, green chillies, garam masala is sure to app ....
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