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Last Updated : Sep 30,2018
Dals and Kadhis are side-dishes without which an Indian meal never seems complete! They balance a cereal-based meal in terms of nutrition and flavour, making it more satisfying in all respects. Be it a Sambhar or More Kuzhambu from south India or a Panchmel Dal or Pakoda Kadhi from the north, these are indispensable parts of a traditional meal! Dals are made of pulses or lentils while Kadhi is made of curds. Both rely on tempering for their exquisite flavour, and both categories can be enhanced by adding vegetables and spices. Here we show you some exciting ways in which Dals and Kadhis can be prepared…
Dal Banjari by Tarla Dalal
The intense flavour of urad dal with its skin on is simply brilliant compared to the relatively bland de-skinned version. Together with chana dal and an assortment of spices, green chillies and onions, it transforms into a delicious dal that will make you lick your fingers! It is better to serve the ....
14 Jan 19
Dal Tadka, Punjabi Dal Tadka by Tarla Dalal
The Dal tadka is a regular feature for most of us while eating out at a Punjabi
However few of us realize that this dish can be prepared with ease in your very own kitchen at nearly one-fifth the price.
Made with split red l ....
07 Jan 19
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 ....
Dhansak Dal ( Indian Diabetic Dal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
A traditional parsi dish. As the name says, it is an interesting combination of five varieties of dhan (dals) and saak (vegetables) perked with spices to give it a mouth-watering taste.
Being loaded with vegetables this dish is no ....
22 Dec 18
Whole Masoor Dal, Sabut Masoor Dal, How To Make Whole Masoor Dal 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 ....
Sindhi Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Sindhi cuisine is very nutritious with a predominant use of vegetables in each and every dish. Sindhi kadhi is one such example where all the vegetables are used beautifully to complement each other in taste, colour and texture.
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
23 Nov 14
Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe) 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 ....
Vaal Ki Usal ( Know Your Dals and Pulses ) by Tarla Dalal
This is a popular, easy-fix maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to this usal, which is made using vaal.
Dal Amritsari 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 ....
15 Jun 12
Punjabi Pakoda Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Freshly prepared pakodis of besan perked up with coriander, green chillies and green chillies are floated in a mouth-watering kadhi. The kadhi is quite richly flavoured with an assortment of spices ranging from cloves and cinnamon to fenugreek and coriander seeds, and the pakodas are an added attrac ....
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 ....
Bengali Matarsutir Dal ( Microwave Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
You would definitely have used green peas as part of many a recipe, but now try this bengali-style dal that is made exclusively with green peas and just a dash of common spices to pep it up.
Methi Pakoda Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
The perfect dish to serve for a Holiday lunch. Fenugreek dumplings are deep fried and dunked for a few seconds in milk and then immersed in the curd kadhi. This process of soaking the fenugreek dumplings in milk makes them softer and more succulent and reduces the sharpness of the curd based kadhi.
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 ....
Rangoon Na Vaal ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Rangoon na vaal is a wholesome yet effortless preparation of field beans. The use of varied ingredients like jaggery, imli, chilli powder and ajwain imparts a unique sweet and sour tang to this dish. Soaking is very indispensable, so plan accordingly.
19 Apr 15
Mooli Moong Dal by Tarla Dalal
Mooli or white radish is extensively used in Rajasthani cooking unlike in other parts of India where it's merely considered a salad vegetable. Radish adds sharp and pungent accents in this bland moong dal. And like all traditional Rajasthani recipes, this dal too, is tempered with ghee. Some househo ....
Maa Ki Dal, Pressure Cooker Recipe 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!
Vaal Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe) 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!
Dal Kabila by Tarla Dalal
made use of all kinds of dals
available to them to prepare mouthwatering dishes such as this one.
Made with urad dal or split black lentils this dal is tempered with whole kashmiri ....
Mixed Kathol ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Mixed kathol features a wonderful combo of pulses cooked and presented the gujarati way. Kathol is part of the ‘jaman’ served during the festive seasons, but it is also made regularly in gujarati households throughout the year.
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 ....
Bhaja Moong Dal Shobji Diye 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 ....
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