Daal Tadka

Dal tadka is a yellow dal cooked with onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and flavored with generous amount of tempered ghee and spices. Any Indian Meal is incomplete without this mouth watering preparation of daal. A standard Indian Thali comprises of Daal, Sabji (green vegetable), rice, yoghurt, pickle and chapatti.  This recipe of dal tadka is…

Chana Daal Tadka – Bengal Gram lentils

 “Eating lentils is not only good for your body, but also healthy for the environment.  Farmers can replace the lost nitrogen of the soil by growing lentils in rotation.  Lentils take nitrogen from the environment and give it back to the soil, which will help the next crop to give a better yield.”  Chana Daal-…

Chana Daal Khichdi

Chane ki Daal Ki Khichdi Split Chickpeas and Basmati long grain rice simmered together with whole spices.  This version of Khichdi is inspired from an old cookbook of my maternal grandmother.  The original process was quite cumbersome and the amount of spices was way to much for today’s taste.   The recipe is vegan and complete…