Masoor Dailor Bota (Red Lentil Chutney)

Ingredients– 1/2 cup red lentils 1/4 cup mint leaves 3-4 cloves of garlic 2 green chillies 1/2 tsp mustard oil Salt to taste Method – Soak the dal in water for 30 minutes Drain the water from the dal Grind the dal along with salt, garlic, mint leaves and chillies in a stone grinder or…

Khichuri (Rice and Dal Porridge)

Ingredients– 200 gm moong dal 200 gm Gobindobhog rice 2 gm cumin seeds 3 pieces cardamom 1 pieces cinnamon 3 pieces clove 3 dry red chillies 3 bay leaves 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp cumin powder 25 gm salt 50 gm sugar 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 200 gm cauliflower, cut into 5 cm…

Moong Dal Tadka

Ingredients– 1 cup moong dal (yellow lentils) 3 cups water 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste For the Tempering– 1 tbsp ghee 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds A pinch of asafoetida powder 5-6 large garlic cloves, sliced 1-2 dry red chillies 6-7 curry leaves 1 tsp lemon…

Sai Bhaji (Sindhi Style Dal Palak

Ingredients– 1/2 kg spinach 2 large onions, chopped roughly 2-3 green chillies, chopped 2” ginger, grated 5-6 cloves of garlic, chopped 3-4 tomatoes, chopped 200 gm chana dal (Bengal Gram), soaked and drained 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder Salt to taste 3 tbsp oil Method – Heat oil in pressure cooker…

Moong Masoor Dal

Ingredients– 1/2 cup moong dal (yellow lentils) 1/2 cup Masoor Dal (red lentils) 1 bay leaf 1 dry red chilli, broken 1 tsp cumin seeds 4-5 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp ghee Chopped coriander leaves to garnish Salt to taste Method– Wash and soak the dals together…

Dal Pakwan

Ingredients for Dal – 1 cup chana dal (Bengal gram) 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp amchur powder (dry mango powder) 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1 tbsp hot oil Salt to taste Method for Dal – Boil the dal in a pressure cooker with salt and turmeric powder till soft…

Dal Paratha (Stuffed Dal Paratha)

Ingredients– For the Stuffing– 1 cup skinned yellow lentil (mung dal) 1 cup water to cook the dal 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp amchur powder (mango powder) 2 green chillies, chopped finely 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves 1/2 tsp cumin seeds Salt to taste 2 tsp…

Masoor Dal Paleng Chutney (Red Lentil and Spinach Chutney)

Ingredients– 1/2 cup masoor dal 2-3 spinach leaves 2 tbsp coriander leaves 4 garlic cloves 1 green chilli 1/2 tsp salt or to taste 1/2 tsp mustard oil Method– Soak the masoor dal in water for about 2 hour Drain out the water and transfer the dal to a grinding stone Add spinach and coriander…

Boiled Masoor Dal

Ingredients– Red masoor dal – 1 cup Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Onion – 1 medium, chopped finely Green chillies – 2, chopped Coriander leaves – chopped finely Salt to taste Mustard oil – 1 tbsp Water – 3 cups Method– Boil the dal with turmeric powder, salt and water in a pressure cooker When…

Chow Chow Kootu (Chayote Squash and Lentil Stew)

Ingredients– Chow chow/chayote squash – 1 big Moong dal/chana dal – 1/4 cup Sambhar powder – 1 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp Salt to taste To Grind – Coconut, freshly grated – 1/4 cup Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Rice flour – 1 tsp Dry red chilies – 2 To Temper – Oil –…