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Low Cal Dals / Kadhis recipes
Last Updated : Apr 12,2018
People are very health-conscious these days, and keep a constant tab of what they eat. They are especially keen on curbing their everyday intake of high-calorie foods so they can afford to occasionally indulge in their favourite treats. This section opens up the possibility of making delicious dals and kadhis in a low-cal format, using little or no oil. Many of these recipes are also diabetic-friendly. Feel free to indulge in Fatless Maa ki Dal , Palak Kadhi , Rajma and Urad Dal , Suva Chana Dal , etc.
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.
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 ....
Sambhar by Tarla Dalal
The aromatic flavours of this traditional South Indian dish are truly irresistible. The speciality of this sambhar is that it is made with minimal oil and loads of vegetables which enhance its nutritive value. When served hot with Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, it makes a meal that is very hard to resi ....
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 ....
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!
Suva Masoor Dal, Zero Oil Healthy Dal by Tarla Dalal
For many, dal is the ideal comfort food. It satiates and soothes, while also giving you ample nutrition. The Suva Masoor Dal is a veritable treat for such dal lovers.
The unique combination of dill with masoor dal gives this recipe a distinct flavour, which is boosted by the addition of garlic, ....
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 ....
Spicy Yellow Moong Dal 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 ....
16 Sep 16
Masoor Dal with Spinach, Protein Rich Recipes by Tarla Dalal
Masoor dal with spinach, the unbeatable combination of masoor dal with spinach nourishes your body with proteins, iron and folic acid.
Tomatoes and amchur powder lend a nice tangy flavour to the dal. Needless to add, this is a super-healthy recipe as protein-rich dals are an indispensable part ....
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 ....
17 Nov 10
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 ....
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 ....
Low Calorie Dal Makhani by Tarla Dalal
Dal makhani, a flavourful robust lentil preparation, is a celebrated delicacy from punjab. Rajma and whole urad provide protein and calcium which are extremely important for maintenance of your body cells and healthy bones. Cooking the dal in tomato purée adds a little sharpness to this dish and als ....
Vaal ki Usal by Tarla Dalal
A popular, easy to make Maharashtrian
dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to the usal. Vaal provides you the much needed protein and iron. A thoughtful addition of vitamin C rich coriander improves the absorption of iron ....
31 May 18
Dahiwali Toovar Dal 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 ....
Turai Aur Moong ki Dal by Tarla Dalal
Turai is disliked by many of us due to its unusual appearance. It is actually one of those vegetables that absorbs other flavours beautifully and has been made more delicious and nutritious by addition it to moong dal. Moong dal is one of the easiest dals to digest and also provides plenty of prot ....
23 Mar 13
Darbari Dal ( Zero Oil Dal Recipe) 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 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 ....
31 May 18
Khatta Urad Dal ( Zero Oil Urad Dal Recipe) 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 ....
Dhan-saak Dal ( Diabetic 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 not very high in calories and carbohydrates and also provides all the n ....
26 Nov 12
Sprouted Kala Chana Ambti by Tarla Dalal
Like Sambhar is to Tamil Nadu, Amti is to Maharashtra. Amti is a flavourful dal preparation that is frequently prepared in Maharashtrian households. It is a versatile dish with many variants, and this particular one is a Sprouted Kala Chana Amti. It is rich in fibre and protein due to the use of kal ....
30 Mar 18
Rajasthani Dal 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.
31 May 18
Rajma and Urad Dal by Tarla Dalal
A pan of mixed pulses, seasoned with spices and lots of garlic, cooked in just two teaspoons of oil. Apart from delighting you with its lip-smacking flavour and aroma, Rajma and Urad Dal also boosts your iron, fibre and vitamin C levels. To make a sumptuous meal, serve this dal hot and fresh with a ....
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