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Zero Oil Dals, Kadhis recipes

Last Updated : Jul 19,2018

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Tempering in oil / ghee is considered to be an important aspect of cooking dals and kadhis. Yes, tempering very much perks up its flavor. However in this section we have made these accompaniments without oil or ghee. The trick is to allow the pan to heat till red hot and then add the spices for tempering and allow them to crackle, finally followed by adding the cooked dal.

In this section we have used dals innovatively to make a variety of delicacies from various cuisines such as Maharashtrian, Punjabi, Gujarati, South Indian etc.

Try your hand on recipes like Darbari Dal, Dhan-Saak Dal, Khatti Urad Dal and many more… Adding vegetables to the dal as done in the recipe of Palak Chana Dal, Suva Masoor Dal etc. adds to its nutritional content and flavour. And, also included are variations in Kadhis like Palak Kadhi and Subzi Kadhi.

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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 ....
Spicy Yellow Moong Dal
Recipe# 22174
31 May 18

 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 ....
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 ....
Masala Masoor Dal ( Zero Oil Recipe)
Recipe# 22200
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor, a very nutritious lentil, is also very pleasing to the palate. Cooked in well-chosen spices, this dal is not only tasty and zero-oil but also brims with protein, iron and folic acid. It goes well with cooked rice. Soaking masoor dal overnight not only reduces the cooking time but also makes ....
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 ....
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 ....
Khatti Meethi Dal, Sweet and Sour Zero Oil Dal
Recipe# 22170
23 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Great taste without oil! If that’s hard to believe, just try this recipe first. This Khatti Meethi Dal features a very different combination of ingredients. You might never have tried adding roasted beaten rice to a dal recipe, but you will be amazed by the brilliant texture and flavour that it give ....
Khatta Urad Dal ( Zero Oil Urad Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 22173
31 May 18

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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 ....
Rajasthani Dal
Recipe# 22164
30 Mar 18

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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.
Zero Oil Masoor Dal
Recipe# 22530
05 Apr 18

 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 ....
Baitha Varan
Recipe# 22172
18 Jun 16

 by Tarla Dalal
The green paste gives this otherwise simple dish a complete makeover! It increases the vitamin A content, while the vegetables add fibre. Vitamin A increases immunity and also nourishes our skin and improves vision. Despite the interesting flavour and health benefits, this dish is surprisingly easy ....
Toovar Dal with Vegetables
Recipe# 22171
23 Mar 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Toovar dal with vegetables is a wholesome dish, full of vegetables and protein-rich dal. You need not stick to the veggies i have used – just open your fridge and throw in anything you find. You will love the fact that such a tasty and sumptuous dish can be prepared with just about no oil! remember ....
Shahi Dal ( Zero Oil )
Recipe# 22165
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
The richness of any “shahi” dish usually comes from the abundance of cream. Here, I have substituted cream with low-fat milk mixed with cornflour, which tastes equally creamy and delicious. Urad dal gives a healthy fillip to this dish, as it is high in folic acid and zinc. Folic acid aids in brain d ....
Subzi Kadhi
Recipe# 22177
19 Jun 16

 by Tarla Dalal
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Popular with many, this kadhi is my favourite too. Medley of vegetables make this kadhi interesting and delicious. It 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 calor ....
Recipe# 36268
01 Mar 12

 by nilimasurve
No reviews
This recipe is for people who want to be on diet and still indulge in some yummy food. This dal makhani tastes absolutely awesome.
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