Ma Chole ki Dal

Ma Chole ki Dal (Slow Cooked Split Black lentils and Split Bengal Gram Curry)

‘Ma-chole ki dal’ is a North Indian (most commonly prepared in Punjab) lentil dish that is made with split black lentils(split urad dal) and split Bengal gram lentils (Chana dal). Although I have tried various combinations of mixed dals, this one is my favorite so far. It is certainly a lighter [...]
Sookhi Urad Dal

Sukhi Urad Dal (Slow Cooked tempered dry lentils)

I finally bought a new slow cooker in October last year when my old rice cooker that had ‘slow cooking’ mode stopped working. It has been 10 months or so and I have been using it very regularly to prepare healthy dishes for my family. I love to cook but don’t find much time while maintaining my [...]
Brown Lentils and Collard Greens Soup

Brown Lentils and Collard Greens Soup

This post is long overdue. Last few days it was little hard to keep up with things. Even though it is getting late at night, I decided today I will make an effort to get back on track :). I made this soup few weeks ago as I experimented with these two ingredients: Brown Lentils and Collard Greens. [...]
Moroccan Style Red lentil and Garbanzo Soup

Moroccan Style Red lentil and Garbanzo Soup (Low Calorie)

Today I tried Moroccan Lentil and Garbanzo soup at Sweet Tomatoes. The soup was great- light, chunky, flavorful and apparently low calorie just the way I like my soups. I guess I liked it so much that I came home, looked up a few recipes and decided to make a batch for dinner (while I was cooking [...]
Moong Dhuli Daal Khichdi with Mustard Greens and Spinach

Moong Dhuli Dal Khichdi with Mustard Greens and Spinach

Khichdi is a popular dish all over India specially Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Bengal. It is usually made with rice and lentils (there are several variations using different types of lentils) as a base and vegetables such as carrots, cauliflower, peas, sqash, spinach, potatoes, etc. are added in [...]
Mint,Radish,Green Beans,Okra

Sindhi Kadhi (Vegetable medley simmered in tangy lentils curry)

I just came back from a trip to India. I visited my family after four years for a short vacation and to attend my brother’s wedding. Besides being excited to meet my family after such a long time, on my flight from London to New Delhi, I could not stop thinking about this flavorful dish my [...]

Lemony Yellow Lentils (Moong Dhuli Dal)

Lentils are staple in North Indian households. There are several types of lentils and severals ways to cook them. Yellow lentils are low in calories, easy to digest and fast to cook. I served them as a soup to my son and tex-mex style with salsa for me and my husband. You need: 3 cups water 1 cup [...]

Spinach with Yellow Lentils (Dal Palak)

Spinach with Lentils (Dal Palak) My son likes Spinach. I try to add it in his favorite dishes for added nutrition. Spinach curry is a North Indian main dish and I make the modified version with added Yellow Lentils-Moong Dal) for extra protein and creamy texture 4 cups water1 cup split yellow [...]
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