Hyderabadi Mutton Dalcha

An excellent side dish from Hyderabadi cuisine made of mutton and lentils cooked in flavorful & aromatic spices!   Ingredients: Mutton – 250 g, cut into small pieces Bengal gram dal/chana dal- 1/2 cup Onions -2, thinly sliced Green chilies- 2, finely chopped Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tsp Tomato- 1, roughly chopped Drumstick -1, cut into

Kuttanpillede Padavalam Thoranil Parippumayam / Kerala Style Snake Gourd + Pigeon Pea Lentils Stir Fry

A healthy coconut flavored stir fry recipe in Kerala Style!   Ingredients: Padavalanga/ Snake gourd – 1 medium size, cut into small pieces Kadala parippu/ toor dal / piegon pea lentils  – 1/4 cup Pearl onions/ shallots – 3, finely chopped Green chilies- 3 Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Urad Dal – 1 tsp Grated

Moong Dal Vada / Indian Style Savory Lentil Fritters

This favorite street side food in North India is a healthy, spicy, crispy, & filling tea time snack to munch along with your piping hot cup of evening tea.     Ingredients: Moong dal/yellow split lentils – 1 cup Freshly grated coconut – 1/2 cup Onion- 1, finely chopped Green chilies – 2, finely chopped

Padavalanga Parippu Curry / Kerala Style Snake Gourd + Lentils Curry

A healthy & delicious coconut flavored side dish that goes well with rice or flatbread!     Ingredients:  Padavalanga- 1 cup, cut into medium long slices Toor dal / yellow lentils- 3/4 cup Onion- 1, finely chopped Green chilies-2, finely chopped Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp Chili powder- 1/2 tsp Coconut grated – 1/2 cup Cumin

Indian Style Raw Mango & Drumsticks Dal Curry

Try this refreshing & lip smacking lentil soup flavored with aromatic spices. The tangy flavor of raw mangoes compliments the earthiness of the lentils and the aromatic seasoning lends a subtle savory flavor.   Ingredients: Yellow lentils – 1 cup Onion – 1, finely chopped Raw mangoes -2, thinly sliced Drumsticks – 3, cut into

Annammede Pradhamanu Parippu Pazha Madhurakkoottu / Kerala Style Ripe Plantains & Lentils Pudding

A sweet coconut-jaggery based pudding with the delectable concoction of ripe plantains and yellow lentils as the main star ingredients!     Ingredients: Ripe plantains – 3 Jaggery powder- 1/2 kg Split moong dal/yellow lentils -100 g Coconut milk-4 cups Chukku podi/dry ginger powder-1/2 tsp Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp Jeera powder-1/2 tsp Coconut slices-A handful, thinly

Cherupayar Thoran – Kerala Style Green Gram (Moong Bean) Stir Fry

This is an simple and flavorful stir-fry recipe which is highly nutritious and goes perfect with kanji or porridge or as a side dish for rice.   Ingredients:   Cherupayar / moong beans / green gram  – 1 cup Grated coconut – 1/2 cup Garlic – 3 cloves Pearl onions/shallots/chumanulli  – 4 Cumin powder –

Kottu Dal / SriLankan Dal Curry / SriLankan Style Lentils Stew

This creamy SrilLankan inspired red lentils curry is beautifully flavored with the goodness of coconut milk & spiced with fenugreek and cumin seeds that gives a smooth flavor.    Ingredients: Masoor Dal (Red Lentils) – 1 cup Turmeric powder- 1 tsp Onion – 1, thinly chopped Tomato – 1, finely chopped Green Chilies – 2, finely

Kerala Style Parippu Curry/Dal Curry

Ingredients: Moong dhal/cheru payaru parippu-1 cup Water-3 cups Turmeric- ½ teaspoon Green chillies-2 Salt- to taste To Grind: (optional) Garlic- 2-3 cloves Jeera- ¼ teaspoon Grated coconut – ½ cup To Temper: Oil/ghee- 1 tablespoon Mustard seeds- ½ teaspoon Pearl onion (finely chopped) – 1 teaspoon Garlic, chopped- 1 clove Jeera- ¼ teaspoon Curry leaves-