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Celebration Dals recipes
Last Updated : Dec 26,2018
This section introduces you to more elaborate ‘Celebration Dals’, which can be made on weekends or special occasions, when you have more time and everybody is at home to enjoy the experience of having good, fresh food in the company of their loved ones. Such occasions surely deserve exceptional options like Dal Makhani , Panchmel Dal or Dal Moghlai .
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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!
Katachi Amti, Alavani Amti by Tarla Dalal
When a spicy dish is served with a sweet one, it helps to highlight the best of both! This fact is proved by the all-time favourite Maharashtrian
combo of Puran Poli with Katachi Amti.
It is made frequently by them, and is a must-have on
22 Feb 00
Mixed Dal in A Microwave by Tarla Dalal
Dal is one of the main sources of proteins
for vegetarians, and hence a part of the staple diet of most Indians.
This wholesome, non-spicy recipe pools in the goodness of three varieties of dal—moong, masoor and ura ....
Gujarati Dal ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
With a characteristic sweet and sour taste, this traditional dal recipe is quite reflective of gujarati culture and uses the typical ingredients and spices. While this is an everyday dal, it takes on a festive hue when ingredients like peanuts and yam are added. For such grand occasions, the dal is ....
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 ....
Fatless Maa ki Dal 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 ....
05 Jul 14
Urad Dal with Paneer by Tarla Dalal
A unique combination of urad dal and paneer, this seemingly elaborate recipe can be prepared quite swiftly if you work smartly. Just remember to soak the urad dal for an hour, and you are all set to go. The best part of urad dal with paneer is that it is made with everyday ingredients, yet turns out ....
23 Sep 13
Panchkuti Dal, Panchratan Dal, Dal Made with 5 Pulses by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, Panchkuti Dal is a delightful combination of five pulses. If you have remembered to soak the dals earlier, then this recipe can be prepared effortlessly as it uses only common spices and straight-forward methods.
It is the combination of pulses that makes this dal so spec ....
16 Jul 12
Dal Moghlai by Tarla Dalal
It may have originated from the royal kitchens, but this one’s a delight to make in the kitchen as well as relish. Toovar and chana dals are pressure cooked with lauki, tomatoes and turmeric and mixed well, before a tadka of garlic, ginger and jeera is added to it. Delicious!
Tittori Dal by Tarla Dalal
A wholesome Parsi dish made of sprouted and peeled vaal perked up with tangy tomatoes and crunchy onions in a soothing base of coconut milk, the Tittori Dal has a very pleasing flavour that will appeal to everybody. While on the one hand, coconut milk gives a rich but soothing flavour and texture, t ....
26 Dec 18
Dhansak Dal, Veg Dhansak Recipe by Tarla Dalal
A traditional parsi dish usually prepared on sundays for a family meal. As the name says, dhansak is an interesting combination of dals (dhan) and vegetables (saak) perked with loads of spices to make it a mouth-watering dish.
Being cooked only with 1 teaspoon of oil this is a really healthier ....
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 ....
16 Jul 12
Shajahani Dal by Tarla Dalal
This dal is certain to please the king! Kabuli channa is over-cooked and blended into a coarse puree. The puree is cooked in hot oil with onions and spices before thick, creamy coconut milk is added to the dal. Don’t forget the garnish before serving!
14 Jan 19
Mixed Dal with Spinach and Kabuli Chana by Tarla Dalal
Even if it is prepared using the same procedure adopted for individual dals, a mixture of dals always results in a different texture, aroma and flavour resulting from the synergy of the mix. When it is further augmented by kabuli chana and spinach, the experience gets richer. Cabbage and tomatoes gi ....
Palak Toovar Dal by Tarla Dalal
Toovar dal has a knack of combining well with greens, providing the right mushiness without becoming gooey. Here, palak and toovar dal come together, smartly pressure-cooked and hand-blended to the right consistency. A couple of whole spices added as a tempering impart a fresh aroma and irresistible ....
Lachko Dal ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Lachko is a feel-good dish in every respect, and usually features along with osaman in a gujarati menu. This sweet and thick yellow dal is generally served with rice as well as oodles of ghee to add to the aroma and flavour. The lachko dal and rice combo is similar to the maharashtrian varan bhaat.
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