How did I end up hearing about keoti dal and cooking it in my kitchen? Dal is the most basic component of our everyday meals at home. And yet, when someone mentions a new dal recipe, a favourite from their home using a different combination of dals, or a slightly different tempering, it is enough […]
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Recipe for Quinoa Pongal | Quinoa made South Indian Style – with mung dal Disclaimer: This was done only to make use of the quinoa I had stocked up in my fridge, and not to score any hipster brownie points (typing this as I sip my home brewed kombucha)???????????????? Fair warning, I have already featured […]
Yellow split moong dal takes on a delicious avatar in this stove top cooked version flavoured with tomatoes and dried mint. A quick and easy recipe to go with rotis.
Recipe for a Pumpkin Dahl with lots of ginger. It makes a hearty vegan and gluten free when combined with a bowl of cooked brown rice or millets. Combining pumpkin is lentils is quite common in Tamil cooking, be it in a pumpkin kootu or a pumpkin sambar. Neither of them are quite suited with […]
White beans recipes | White Beans Sundal – South Indian style snack with spices and coconut In South Indian homes, sundal is the mainstay of prasad offered during Navratri festival days. This prasad is served to everyone who drops in home for golu-viewing*. Sundal is usually made using a variety of grams / pulses, mainly […]
Ridge gourd (turai in Hindi, beerakaya in Telugu, peerkangai in Tamil, heerekayi in Kannada) is also known as luffa in English. It is not as popular outside of Indian cooking. In India, it is used quite widely in many regions. Apart from the usual suspects like curries and dals, this vegetable is even turned into […]
Bengali Khichuri | Bhaja Muger Dal Khichuri | Bhoger Khichuri Driving back home from a meeting at 2 pm, I saw the skies go through a Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde transformation. Bright and sunny gave way to a dark shade of grey. Continuous claps of thunder provided the background music to the drama in […]
Snake gourd poriyal | Snake gourd recipes | Pudalangai Poriyal | Pudalangai curry This recipe is another example of the Tambrahm cuisine’s obsession with all manner of nondescript vegetables, to be more specific – gourds! For the uninitiated, snake gourd is also called Pudalangai in Tamil, chachinda in Hindi, although I have never heard this […]
Gongura Pappu is an Andhra style dal cooked with local greens – gongura leaves. The end result is a sour and spicy dal that is perfect with steamed rice. The first time I tasted gongura was some 12 years ago when we used to live in Bombay. My husband’s aunt sent us two bottles of […]
Methi Dal is a simple dish of yellow lentils (tur dal) and fresh methi (fenugreek leaves), gently spiced with fresh ginger, garlic and garam masala powder. A bowl of methi dal with steaming hot rice and ghee spells comfort food in every possible way! I’m a big fan of anything methi – fenugreek greens or vendhaya keerai […]
A recipe for dal fry made using a mix of 6 lentils | Mixed dal curry | Mixed dal fry recipe – Rich in protein, fibre and antioxidants, this is a hearty, filling dish!
￼ Recipe for Kerala Parippu Curry | Yellow moong dal with coconut | Onam Parippu recipe – One recipe that is a MUST have in an Onam Sadya, a simple flavourful moong dal recipe