Daals/Beans or All Recipes..

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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Simple Daal Fry Recipe

There can never be enough daal recipes to keep your dinner menu fresh and exciting. Try this Simple Daal Fry recipe for a satisfying and filling accompaniment to plain white rice or chapati. As they say…”variety is the spice of life”.
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 […]
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 — […]
Gujarati Daal

Gujarati Daal (or daar) has a perfect balance of flavors — sweet, sour, spicy! Combined with plain white rice, this daal is the ultimate end to a traditional Gujarati thali. Try this yummy recipe and don’t be afraid to adjust it to your tastes!
Sambar

Sambar is a staple part of most South Indian meals. Every family has their own personal recipe/touch to making this fantastic daal. The amazing part is that it is so flavorful and goes so beautifully with a host of things like Dosa, Idli, Rice, Vadas…
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Tadka Dal Fry

Tadka Dal Fry (aka Tadka Dhal) is a wonderful combination of 3 different types of Daals (lentils). The taste is just amazing and will have everyone guessing which daal it is. Blend it well for a smooth texture or leave it where you can see the channa daal and enjoy the textured look and feel.
Seasoned Urad Daal

Seasoned Urad Daal aka Sukhi (dry) Daal is a very unusual dal so think outside the box and give it a try. Just another fantastic and tasty way of getting your share of proteins.
Sambhar /Sambar

Submitted by:Vincy Babu
How to Sprout Beans

Bean Sprouts are an extremely healthy and delicious way to enjoy legumes. Although sprouting can seem intimidating to some, it is really an easy process. Any whole bean can be sprouted – Mung, Garbanzo, Moth, Adzuki, Lentil, etc. Sprouts can be eaten raw in salads or cooked. Try this simple method for Mung Beans and […]
Daal Makhani

Daal Makhani has a lot of different names. It is also known as Kaali (Black) Daal or Maa ki Daal. It is a again a very typical dhabba dish and has a fantastic flavor. An all time classic party dish.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lentil Soup (Masoor)

Many people mistakenly call all kinds of beans Lentil. Lentil is a specific type of bean which is flat, round and has a dark brown husk. It makes a very hearty soup all by itself or try it with some hot rice.   
Chole – Garbanzo Beans Curry

This recipe for Chole is one of the easiest I’ve used. It doesn’t require the standard Punjabi masala…so, no more frying onions and tomatoes. Enjoy!
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), […]

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