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Dals / Kadhis recipes
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…
17 Jul 12
Dal Makhani ( Punjabi Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Dal makhani or maa di dal, as it is popularly known in the punjab, with its smooth velvety texture and lovely flavour is a delicacy that is very much a dish of the punjab. Every punjabi restaurant, roadside eating place and food stall vendor makes the claim that this is a delicacy that they alone ca ....
06 Nov 17
Gujarati Style Urad Dal Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Next time you decide to make dal, reach out to the jar of urad and make this tasty Gujarati
Style Urad Dal Recipe! Subtly flavoured with curds and a dash of spices, this dal has a homely but very satiating taste.
You can prepare this dish earlier on, but bef ....
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 ....
31 Dec 15
Masoor Dal, Easy Masoor Dal Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Here is something you can prepare on any day, to enjoy the satiating wholesomeness of home-cooked meals! This Masoor Dal is prepared using common spice powders and pastes, not to forget tasty onions and tomatoes, which give it a lip-smacking flavour and aroma.
Serve it hot with your favourite ....
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
25 Mar 16
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 ....
16 Jul 12
Panchmel Dal by Tarla Dalal
Here, a wholesome combo of five dals is flavoured with a special masala water and whole spices as well! Not only the flavours of the spices, but the flavours of the assorted dals are also discernable in this delightful dish. Dissolving the spice powders in water before sautéing them ensures that the ....
23 Mar 13
Palak Chana Dal 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.
16 May 17
Methi Koftas in Kadhi, Veg Methi Kofta Curry by Tarla Dalal
Easy to make but superlatively delicious, this kadhi plays perfect host to delectable, non-fried, methi-flavoured koftas.
These unique koftas are made with flours of multiple grains, perked up with lemon juice and ginger-green chilli paste. The koftas are steamed and not deep-fried, so they will ....
30 Aug 17
Kerala Sambar, Kerala Sambhar with Coconut by Tarla Dalal
The Kerala Sambhar is a rich and flavourful version, which is made of toovar dal and mixed vegetables like brinjal, ladies finger and red pumpkin, laced with tamarind and flavoured with a spicy masala of coconut, onion, coriander seeds and other spices like pepper, fenugreek and cumin.
The flavo ....
07 Mar 17
Hyderabadi Khatti Dal by Tarla Dalal
Loads of tomatoes and tamarind give this Hyderabadi Khatti Dal a tongue-tickling tanginess, while a splash of spice powders and other pungent ingredients like ginger, garlic and green chillies add to its finger-licking taste!
This everyday dal
29 Jan 17
Sukha Moong, Gujarati Dry Moong by Tarla Dalal
cooking relies on common spices and traditional tempering to make mouth-watering dishes within minutes. This Gujarati favourite is a semi-dry curry of soaked and boiled moong, perked up with readily-available but flavour-packed spice powders.
26 Nov 12
Hariyali Dal ( Cooking with 1 Teaspoon Oil) 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!
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