Raw Mango with Mung Daal Indian Vegetarian Recipe

It’s mango season somewhere in the world! Cooking with mangoes and using them in unique ways just adds to the excitement for the die-hard Mango-lovers. Here we have used raw mango, mostly used in pickles, along with the mild Mung Daal so the focus is solely on the mango flavor. The two seasonings adds a different dimension and levels of flavor. Enjoy this dish with rice or with chapatis. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time:…

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Quinoa Mung Daal Recipe

You may or may not have heard about this amazing seed, native to Peru, called quinoa (pronounced – keenwa). Though most people confuse it for a grain, this nutty, yet neutral flavored complete protein source is a fabulous addition to simple Mung Daal to amp up the protein levels. Try this simple but hearty Quinoa Mung Dal recipe and see how delicious nutritious can taste.

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Mung Daal with Dill Leaves Recipe

After the holiday season, we are always striving for something simple and yet flavorful. Here is a wonderful twist on the Mung Daal, a staple that is light and easy to digest. The Dill Leaves provide a wonderful freshness to the taste and the look of the Mung Daal. Enjoy this Moong Dal with Dill Leaves and start the year right. Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 20-25 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: Mung Daal –…

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Mixed Daal with Amaranth Seeds (Rajgira) Recipe

Amaranth Seeds loaded with proteins, amino acids and very high in calcium but when something is so good for you, it is hard to incorporate it in your daily meals and enjoy it as well. Here is a quick recipe that will work wonders with you and your family. Change the daals with the Amaranth Seeds and get new flavors every time! Did we mention that Amaranth Seeds are Gluten free? Enjoy! Prep Time: 15min…

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Mung Daal with Asparagus Recipe

We are always looking for ways to present our staple daals in different ways to our family, friends and our taste-buds. Well, here is a great one that with tickle (almost) all your senses. The textures, the colors, the aroma and the flavors, just incredible! Mung Dal with Asparagus is bound to make you happy and happy is what we want to be. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: Mung…

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Kala Channa Subzi (Bengal Gram Subzi)

Kala Channa Subzi is a a great way to get a high dose of protein and fiber into your diet. This dish can be served as a side dish or a snack. Have it with chapatis or puris or have it by the bowlful. Soak Time: 8-12 hours Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 1 hour Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Kala Channa – 2 cups, soaked overnight Salt – 1 tsp Water – 4 cups Oil…

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Blackeyed Peas Curry (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Black Eyed Peas are a a great addition to any diet. They are high in fiber and are also a great source of potassium. This simple dish is home-cooking, easy to make yet packed with flavor and nutritional value. The slow-cooker recipe makes it a breeze in the kitchen. Soak Time: 8 hours Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 6 hours (Slow Cooker) 30 minutes (Stove-top) Serves: 4 Ingredients: Dried Black Eyed Peas – 1…

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Panchmela Daal – Rajastani Cuisine

In the Indian state of Rajasthan, Panchmela Daal is traditionally served with Baati, bread balls made with whole wheat flour. This versatile daal recipe which is made by combining five types of lentils can also be enjoyed with chapati or rice. The wonderful flavors and textures of the various daals will make this panchmela daal recipe a family favorite. Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 30 minutes soaking time Cook Time: 40 minutes Serves: 6-8 Ingredients:…

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Gongura Daal (Pappu)

Gongura (also known as pitwaa or sorrel leaves) is a green, leafy plant that has many different uses in Indian cuisine. The popular Gongura Pickle is found in most Indian grocery store shelves. Gongura is a great source of Iron, folic acid and other anti-oxidants. Try this Andhra inspired Gongura Daal recipe (Gongura Pappu) and experience the fresh, tangy flavors of fresh gongura leaves.

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Urad Daal (Slow Cooker Recipe)

A beautiful Daal with a soothing, homey feel to it that is sure to satisfy the palate and the soul. Simple, easy and delicious Urad Daal can also be made as easyly on the stove-top in a sauce pan or in a pressure cooker. Enjoy this Gujarati roadside dhabba dish. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 4 Hours Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Urad Daal – 1 cup Water – 6 cups Salt – to taste Lemon…

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Daal Dhokri (Dal Dhokli)

After a lot of (over) indulgence during the holidays, its time to get back to hearty, homey comfort foods. Daal Dhokli is simply a bowl of warmth and goodness. From the state of Gujarat, Dal Dhokari is made by cooking spiced chapati dough with spiced toor daal. The end product is a delicious one pot meal. If you have some Gujarati Daal leftover, Daal Dhokli is a quick meal. However, for those of you who…

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Chan-Toor Dal (Channa & Toor)

A simple dish with a simple name – Dal (Daal, Dhal) yet packed with proteins and the thousands of ways it can be made! There is no right or wrong way and no bad way either. The amazing thing is that if you change one little ingredients or mix a few daals, you get this amazing new creation. Here is a wonderful combination of Channa Dal and Tur Daal in perfect harmony that’ll make you…

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Kala Channa (Black Chick Pea Curry)

Kala Channa or Black Chick Peas Curry is a very down-to-earth homey dish, that is the best way to describe it. It has a way to making you feel very satisfied with your food. High in proteins, it’s a great choice for staying healthy. We love this dish with some hot rice. Simple to make and with abundance to flavor, get those taste buds going! Thanks, Sarika, for another great recipe! Ingredients: Kala Channa –…

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Whole Green Mung Daal

Have you ever been in the mood for something wholesome and hearty? Try this delicious Moong Dal recipe made with whole green mung beans. There’s not a lot of spices or fuss involved with this protein packed bowl of goodness. Enjoy this Mung Daal with rice, chapati or just by itself as a soup — absolutely comforting! Serves – 4 Ingredients: Whole Mung – 1 cup Water – 3 cups Salt – to taste Oil…

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Channa Daal with Zucchini

Channa Daal with Zucchini is a great combination and a very simple dish. Channa Daal is a heavy daal and cooking it with zucchini makes it a lot lighter and easier on the stomach. Needless to say that it is also a very colorful daal, the green of the zucchini, the red of the tomatoes (that’s why we kept big pieces) andthe yellow of the daal…very appealing to the eye.

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Khatti Daal

Here is a simple and delicious recipe for Khatti Daal submitted by one of our viewers, Gizzel Dsouza from India. The term “Khatti” means tangy or sour and this recipe uses tamarind to get the tart flavor. Masoor daal is another one of the few daals (beans) which does not require soaking so it goes from the stove to the table in little time. Try this recipe today!

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Lauki with Channa Daal (Dudhi Chana)

Lauki (bottle gourd, dhoodhi/dudhi, ghiya) is a type of squash with light green skin and white flesh. Interestingly, as the name suggests, it is one of the first cultivated plants in the world that was grown not for food but as a container. This particular recipe, in which the dhudhi is cooked with Channa Daal, is native to the state of Gujarat, India. It is not only a medley of wonderful flavors, but it also…

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Kidney Beans Curry (Rajma)

Rajma-Chawal is a combination ‘to-die-for’…the best Rajma (Kidney Beans) and Chawal (Rice) can be had at the obscure dhabbas* alongside the highways all over North India. That is where the truck drivers eat and trust me…that is the second best (ofcourse, right after our recipe!). Now which Punjabi (people from the state of Punjab) household will not admit to it being a comfort food. Try with some Raita or just plain yogurt…

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Daal with Spinach

Daal with Spinach, Daal Saag or Daal Palak – whatever you want to call it…now how do we get a healthier dish that this? Your Spinach (iron and fiber) and Daal (protein) all rolled into one! There are so many varieties of Daal and so many different ways to make them. Daal is a staple in most Indian households and pretty much had on a daily basis.  Try this recipe for “Daal with Spinach” with Chapatis, Parathas or Rice…

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Mung Daal

Mung Daal (along with all kinds of potato concoctions), was a staple at the boarding schools that I went to in India.  After years of grumbling about the food and this Daal in particular, it recently dawned on me that Mung Daal has now become a major part of my diet and  I just love it!  It is one of those dishes which goes great with rice, chapattis, or all by itself as a hearty soup.  Mung Daal is so…

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Varan (Maharashtrian Daal)

This no-frills daal recipe was given to me by my Mother-in-Law. Varan is a Maharastrian style daal which tastes great with chapattis or plain white rice.   Ingredients: ToorDaal – 1 cup Water – 3 cups Ginger – 1 tsp, grated Methi Seeds (Fenugreek) – 1/4 tsp Green Chilies – 1 or 2 (to taste), slit length-wise Onion – 1/2 medium, finely diced (optional) Salt – ½ tsp (to taste) Lemon Juice – ½ tsp…

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