Lehsuni Palak Dal Tadka / Garlic Flavored Spinach Cooked With Lentils

Lehsuni Palak Dal Tadka / Garlic Flavored Spinach Cooked With Lentils

Lehsuni Palak Dal Tadka / Garlic Flavored Spinach Cooked With Lentils is a very quick and easy dal with goodness of spinach. The tempering (tadka) made of garlic , chili powder and oil, poured just before serving enhances its colour, taste and aroma. Serve the dal with roti /paratha/ naan/ rice. The dal is vegan … Read more

Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food

Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food

Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food is a popular street food from Gujarat (India). It is served hot by assembling the ragda (spiced dried green peas curry) with green coriander chutney, date tamarind chutney, onions , spicy tari (gravy made with garlic, red chili powder and oil), coriander and thick … Read more

Bhakri Pizza On Tava With Chawli Masala Topping

Bhakri Pizza On Tava With Chawli Masala Topping

Bhakri Pizza On Tava With Chawli Masala Topping is a fusion of curry and pizza. Here the pizza base is made of unleavened Indian flatbread (bhakri) and is cooked with the topping made of Indian style spiced black eye bean on flat pan (tava). Cheese , oregano and chili flakes makes the pizza complete. I … Read more

Chawli Masala / Lobia Curry / Black Eye Bean Curry

Chawli Masala / Lobia Curry / Black Eye Bean Curry

Chawli Masala / Lobia Curry / Black Eye Bean Curry is a simple and quick curry made in a pressure cooker by cooking soaked black eye bean along with onion, tomato, ginger garlic paste and regular Indian spices. Addition of sambhar masala gives a different flavor and aroma to the dish. The curry is vegan, … Read more

Dal Dhokli / Spicy Wheat Flour Sheets In Lentil Curry

Dal Dhokli / Spicy Wheat Flour Sheets In Lentil Curry

  Dal Dhokli / Spicy Wheat Flour Sheets In Lentil Curry is a delicious dish made using in houses in Gujarat by cooking spicy wheat flour sheets in the left over Gujarati dal.  It is enjoyed piping hot with a dollop of ghee on it. It is a complete one meal dish with a balance … Read more

Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry

Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry

Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry is a curry made as a regular everyday meal (roz ka khana) in Gujarati  household. It is a delicious, protein-rich and vegan curry made by cooking Dudhi (bottle gourd) and chana dal (split gram) along with spices. Serve it with roti, bhakri, rotla or thepla for a … Read more

Sambhar

Sambhar

   Sambhar is a very popular dish made regularly in South Indian houses. It is very healthy and nutritious. It is protein rich and packed with the goodness of assorted veggies such as bottle gourd, drumstick, pumpkin, brinjal, potato, okra or beans. It can be made by using all the veggies or in a combination … Read more

Tuvar Ma Dhokli

Tuvar Ma Dhokli

Tuvar Ma Dhokli is a one-pot dish made from sukhi or dry tuvar. The tuvar is cooked and simmered with whole wheat flour sheet (dhokli) and spices. I first ate Tuvar ma dhokli after my marriage at my Aunt-in-law’s place (Daxa Shah) in Bharuch, Gujarat. It is her specialty and is loved by everyone in the … Read more

Palak Dal /Spinach Lentil Curry

Palak Dal /Spinach Lentil Curry

Dal is a soup made from various lentils in the different regions of India.  It is tempered with oil, spices and sometimes ginger garlic, chili, onions, and tomatoes are added to enhance the flavor of dal. Every region of India has a different preparation of dal, even if it uses the same lentil. The texture, consistency, … Read more

Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka is a very popular Indian dish served with plain steamed rice, jeera rice, roti or parathas. It is made by cooking lentils along with onions, tomatoes, ginger garlic, chili, and spices until soft and creamy. At the time of serving the dal, a tadka or tempering is made with oil, ghee, garlic, spices … Read more

Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans

Whole Wheat Quesadilla With Kidney Beans

    Quesadilla is a Mexican Street food where the tortilla (Corn tortilla or flour tortilla) is filled with either vegetable, meat, chicken, refried beans or kidney beans along with cheese. It is covered with another tortilla. It is then grilled on a flat pan with oil or butter till golden and crisp. It is served … Read more

Puneri Misal

Puneri Misal

I have lived in Pune, Maharashtra for 8 years. I started my married life there. Pune is a beautiful cultural city and is considered as “Oxford of East” as it has several well known educational institutions. Besides, it also has many automobile industries and IT industries. It has the National Defence of Academy (NDA) quarters … Read more

Chole (Chickpeas In tangy Onion Tomato Gravy)

Chole

  Chole is the traditional North Indian Cuisine recipe. It is made by cooking chickpea in spicy and tangy gravy made by using onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and Indian spices. It is served with Bhatura which is puffed bread. Chole Bhature is usually served as a breakfast item in Punjab along with curd, lassi, pickle, onion … Read more

Gatte Ki Subji (Gram Flour Dumplings In Spicy Gravy)

Gatte Ki Subji ( Gram Flour Dumplings in Spicy Gravy)

  Gatte ki Subji is a very popular dish from Rajasthan. Rajasthan is a dry state and most of it is dessert. There is a scarcity of water and hence green vegetables are produced less. Cooking style in Rajasthan is therefore influenced by the climate conditions. Mainly dried lentils and beans such as sangria are used in cooking. … Read more

Vaal Ni Dal ( Lima Beans )

Val Ni Dal (Lima Beans )

Val ni dal or Lima beans have a unique taste. It is slightly  bitter and that is what gives dal its flavor. Generally, these beans are mostly available during winter. The beans are to be removed from its pod ( known as papdi). They are then soaked in warm water and the skin is removed. They … Read more

Whole Masoor Dal (Whole Red Lentil Curry)

Whole Masoor Dal (Whole Red Lentil Curry)

Masoor Dal is a very important part of vegetarian diet in Indian Cuisine. Masoor Dal contains high level of protein. It also contains fibre, folate, vitamin B1 and minerals.It helps to lower the cholesterol and helps in managing blood sugar. It is a good source of calcium, potassium and iron.It is rich in antioxidants. Masoor dal is … Read more