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Last Updated : Sep 24,2018
Quick Dal Recipes, Quick Kadhi Recipes
‘Quick’ is today’s mantra. The easier and faster you can prepare a dish, higher are the chances of preparing it frequently. Elaborate dishes hold a special place in our cuisine, but in our busy lifestyle, they are reserved for special days. On a daily basis, we are always on the lookout for quick and easy dishes, spanning all courses of the meal.
Quick Kadhis and Quick Dals are part and parcel of a homely meal – and the best part is that everyday kadhis and dals can be made in a jiffy, so you can prepare them any day. They are enjoyed with rice, or sometimes with puri. Dals vary from region to region – from the Gujarati Dal to the South Indian Sambhar and Rasam, from the Punjabi Dal Makhani to the Rajasthani Pakoda Kadhi. This section introduces you to the many tasty kadhis and dals that can be made quickly, from traditional ones like the Dapka Kadhi and the Maharashtrian classic Methiche Varan, to the Peanut Kadhi that can be had with Rajgira Paneer Paratha on fasting days, and the innovative Tamatar ki Kadhi.
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15 Jun 12
Kokum Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Slurp! What an exciting flavour this Kokum Kadhi has. Indeed, the best of homely flavours, tanginess, is the highlight of this recipe. This recipe is quite different from any other kadhi because it uses neither curds
09 Jul 18
Spicy Mixed Dal by Tarla Dalal
With five protein-rich dals, this spicy mixed dal version combines curds and traditional spices to give a tangy, spicy, delectable accompaniment for parathas and rotis. This dal can be prepared easily and quickly, but remember to soak them together for an hour to ensure uniform cooking.
30 Oct 15
Dal Fry 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 ....
Gujarati Kadhi 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 ....
Methiche Varan by Tarla Dalal
Varan refers to traditional Maharashtrian
lentil-based dishes. Here, cooked toovar dal is perked up with fenugreek leaves and tasty spice powders and pastes. An aromatic tempering adds to the traditional charm of the Methiche Varan, making sure that its aro ....
Karela Peel Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
This unique and flavourful kadhi made of karela peels is a great combination for plain rice as well as khichdi. Although you might worry about the bitterness, you will be surprised to know that when cooked in the typical curd-besan base, the bitterness turns out to be quite pleasant to the palate. P ....
Methi Moong Dal Subzi by Tarla Dalal
You can eat healthily and yet enjoy some of the favourites. Here's a classic example of cooking a subzi like methi with just a teaspoon of oil for 2 people.
23 Nov 14
Khatta Moong ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
The use of whole green gram or moong is very common in day-to-day Gujarati fare. Khatta moong is a lovely recipe that features cooked moong simmered with curds and spices. The use of curds bestows a unique, sumptuous feel to this recipe. Garlic-lovers can even add a little garlic paste to add a whol ....
22 Feb 13
Palak Coconut Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
A delicious kadhi enhanced with vibrant spinach puree and soothing coconut milk, the Palak Coconut Kadhi also has its share of excitement thanks to the myriad spices that are added to it. As always, onions, green chillies and ginger, which are everyday ingredients in an Indian kitchen add to the fla ....
Lehsunwali Moong ki Dal ( Microwave Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
There are few recipes which cast garlic as the hero! in that respect, this is a relatively rare and enjoyable one. Of course, it is no surprise that it is coupled with moong dal. There is a reason why the small and flat moong dal is chosen when cooking for children or elders—it cooks easily, is very ....
20 Feb 14
Peanut Kadhi, Farali Mungfali Kadhi, Vrat ki Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
A kadhi made with roasted peanut powder and fresh curds, thickened with rajgira flour instead of besan. The Peanut Kadhi has been carefully formulated to avoid items that cannot be had on fasting days.
This faraal recipe is a tasty treat that you can have on
Palak Kadhi 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 ....
Rice Pakoda Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
A thoughtful way to make use of leftover rice, and a brilliant idea to transform simple kadhi into a classic special dish!
Mixing in some spice powders, shaping into balls and deep-frying converts leftover rice into scrumptious pakodas, which are a wonderful value-add to traditional curd-based ka ....
05 Jul 14
Hariyali Vaal ki Dal by Tarla Dalal
Sprouting increases the nutrient content of vaal further making the hariyali vaal ki dal a valuable addition to your diet. A paste made of ingredients you are sure to find in your refrigerator forms the base for this delicious, semi-spicy preparation that goes too well with rice and rotis!
Masala Chana Dal by Tarla Dalal
Chana dal is commonly used as one of the ingredients in various subzis, rice preparations and snacks. However, here is an accompaniment prepared from chana dal, spiked up with tomato pulp and onions, laced with simple spice powders. You will love the soothing flavour of this easy dal.
23 Nov 15
Sprouts Kadhi ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking ) by Tarla Dalal
The humble kadhi gets an extra shot of nutrition with the addition of sprouts! With just everyday spices, the Sprouts Kadhi gets an enchanting aroma and flavour. Use low-fat curds to pull this nutritious and fibre-rich kadhi further down the calorie counter. For a truly memorable meal, serve hot wit ....
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 ....
Methi Pakoda Kadhi ( Mcrowave Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi fits into any menu, being a traditional favourite. While regular sour curds Kadhis
qualifies as simple, this Methi Pakoda Kadhi gets the status of a specialty thanks to a simple enhancement of adding methi and besan dumplings to it. Adding ....
Masoor Dal with Mixed Vegetables by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, it is the really simple foods that satiate you! Masoor Dal with Mixed Vegetables in a perfect example.
A simple procedure transforms dal, vegetables and everyday spices and ingredients, into a sumptuous dal that tastes heavenly with Roti
,puri or even just ....
Coconut Kadhi ( Microwave Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Coconut milk is gifted with a mellow flavour and a creamy texture, which makes any dish it is added to feel comforting and light yet pampering and rich at the same time! This Coconut Kadhi is an example of that rare class. It has a very light flavour yet feels intense, all thanks to coconut milk com ....
Gujarati Suva Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
A homely preparation made using chopped dill leaves, besan, curds and other flavour enhancers, one portion of the Gujarati Suva Kadhi is good enough to provide a quarter of a day’s calcium requirement. Curd is an excellent source of calcium, and when you combine it with dill leaves, it gets even ric ....
Zero Oil Masoor Dal 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 ....
22 Sep 18
Hariyali Dal ( Tava Cooking) by Tarla Dalal
A wholesome combination of masoor dal and mixed greens, perked up with simple spice powders and a paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies. Juicy tomatoes and peppy amchur powder impart a much-needed tang to the Hariyali Dal. You will love the balanced flavours and the overall satiating feel of th ....
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