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Dal (also spelled Dahl or Daal, or Dhal) (Hindi: दाल Dāl, Nepali: दाल Daal, Bengali: ডাল Dāl, Kannada: ಬೇಳೆ Bēḷe, Konkani: दाळ, Dāl, Malayalam: Parippu, Marathi: डाळ Ḍāḷ, Oriya: ଡାଲି Daali, Tamil: பருப்பு Paruppu, Telugu: పప్పు Pappu, Dāl, Urdu: دال, Gujarati: દાળ, Punjabi: ਦਾਲ਼ Dāl (Gurmukhi)) is a preparation of pulses (dried lentils, peas or beans) which have been stripped of their outer hulls and split. It also refers to the thick stew prepared from these, an important part of Indian, Nepali, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, and Bangladeshi cuisine. It is regularly eaten with rice and vegetables in Southern India, and with both rice and roti (wheat-based flat bread) throughout Northern India and Pakistan. Dal is a ready source of proteins for a balanced diet containing little or no meat. Sri Lankan cooking of dal resembles that of southern Indian dishes.

Three Bean Vegetarian Soup

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Three Bean Vegetarian Soup is a healthy and hearty soup that is very filling and can be enjoyed in any season. It is very nutritious as it is packed with high protein, good fiber and carbohydrates. Regional Dish: America, Europe, South America Cuisine Style: International | Preparation Time:  1hour 35mins | Take it as such […]

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Dal dhokli (દાળ ઢોકળી, दाल ढोकली)

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Dal dhokli (દાળ ઢોકળી, दाल ढोकली) is a sunday morning delight in most traditional gujarati households! a perfect combination of spiced whole wheat flour dhoklis simmered in gujarati dal, this can be classified as a sumptuous one-dish meal, but you could also serve it with rice to make it all the more tasty and wholesome. […]

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Sookhi Daal Amritsari (सुकी दाल अमृतसरी)

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Sookhi Daal Amritsari  (सुकी दाल अमृतसरी) recipe is from Amritsar ( Punjab) . The dal is rich in proteins, whole carbohydrates, fiber. This dish can be served with rice or roti as a side dish with other vegetables . Regional Dish: Punjab, Haryana, Delhi Cuisine Style: Punjab | Cooking Time 45 minutes | Take it […]

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Channa Madra: (चना मैड्रा)

Channa Madra

Channa Madra: (चना मैड्रा)  is a thick, yogurt based gravy that is a popular dish in Himachal Pradesh food. The most important step in making Madra is when you add the yogurt. You have to make sure that you stir continuously and do not allow the yogurt to curdle. This is a really crucial step […]

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Khatta (खट्टा)

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Khatta (खट्टा) is from Himachal Pradesh , the Pahari cuisine. Khatta literally means sour and that is really what this dish is all about.It’s a scrumptiously sour gravy which is made of amchur powder which is basically a spice made by pulverizing dried green mangos. The way I like making khatta is with fried besan ka boondis […]

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Kolatha Dali (कुलथी डाली, ঘোড়া গ্রাম ডাল)

Kolatha Dali

Kolatha Dali (कुलथी डाली, ঘোড়া গ্রাম ডাল)  is a popular dish of Sambalpur district from Orissa. It is a different way of preparing vegetable dal. Regional Dish:  Orissa, Bengal Cuisine Style: Orissa| Cooking Time 30mins | Take it with Rice | Type Dal| Shelf Life: 1day| Quantity: 6 Servings. Appx. Nutritional values calculated for 1 serving: Calories (120Kcal), […]

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Dalma (डालमा)

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Dalma (डालमा) is a odiya comforting and nutritious food ; with a combination of lentils and mixed vegetables which is elevated with ghee , ginger and coconut. It is a traditional recipe that is prepared in earthern vessel and is also a temple food which is enjoyed with rice. Regional Dish:  Orissa. Cuisine Style: Orissa […]

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Lima Beans Curry (लाइमा बीन्स सब्जी, లిమా బీన్స్ కూర, ಲಿಮಾ ಬೀನ್ಸ್)

lima beans curry

Lima Beans Curry (लाइमा बीन्स सब्जी, లిమా బీన్స్ కూర, ಲಿಮಾ ಬೀನ್ಸ್) also known as butter beans, are legumes that are a great source of cholesterol-lowering fiber and protein. They have a wonderful buttery, starchy texture and are quite filling. This curry can be prepared with dry or frozen beans. The curry is very simple and nutritious […]

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Dali Ambat (Konkani Coconut daal)

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Dali Ambat (Konkani Coconut daal)  is an important part of our everyday meal. Konkani daal is made coconut curry which is  called Dali Ambat which definitely requires grinding a masala. Ambat in Konkani refers to a coconut curry in which the seasoning is made of onions. One can make this recipe with or without vegetables, […]

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Suki Urad Dal (सूखी उड़द की दाल)

suki urad dal

Suki Urad Dal (सूखी उड़द की दाल) is a favorite recipe from the hills of Missouri. This dal cooks quickly . It is usually served  with yogurt and salsa salad of tomato and red onions. Regional Dish: Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana. Cuisine Style: Himachal Pradesh | Cooking Time 30mins | Take it with rice/ roti| Type  Dal| Shelf […]

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