Keerai Sambar / South Indian Spinach Lentil Soup

A simple & wholesome soup oozing with flavor in a delicious combination of lentils and green leaves! Ingredients:Toordal / thuvaram paruppu – 1/2 cupSpinach – 2 bunches, finely choppedOnion – 1, finely choppedTomato- 1, finely choppedGreen chilies-2, finely choppedTurmeric powder- 1/4 tspSambar powder – 1 tspTamarind – A small gooseberry size, soaked in waterOil –

Chidambaram Kathirikkai Gothsu / South Indian Brinjal & Lentils Curry

A divine treat for your taste buds – this traditional South Indian side dish from the famous town of Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu is made with brinjal & lentils that pairs perfectly with idli or dosa on your breakfast routine!   Ingredients: Brinjal/eggplants- 4, cut into small cubes Yellow lentils /moong dal- 1/2 cup Pearl

Chakka kuru Sambar / Jackfruit Seeds & Lentils Stew

This flavorful and aromatic lentil-based vegetable stew is one of the traditional delicacies of Kerala that is a great side dish to go with rice!   Ingredients: Chakka kuru / Jackfruit seeds – 1 cup Toor dal – 1/2 cup Tamarind – 1 small lemon sized ball Turmeric powder – 1 tsp Sambar powder –

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

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

Broccoli Vanpayar Thoran / Kerala Style Broccoli & Red Cowpeas Stir Fry

A healthy & delicious stir fry loaded with vitamins, minerals, and proteins.      Ingredients: Broccoli -1 medium size Red (lentils) gram/vanpayar/cow peas – 1/2 cup Shallots – 3, thinly sliced Green chilies- 2, finely chopped Garlic pods- 2, finely minced Freshly grated coconut – 1/3 cup Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp

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

Chettinad Style Carrot Sambar / Lentil-Based Vegetable Soup with Carrots in Chettinad Style

Sambar is a very popular South Indian spicy lentil soup, the quintessential accompaniment to idlis, vadas, and dosas, & a favourite among South Indians. The vintage sambar recipe is revamped with a fresh addition of carrots. Ingredients: Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu/Yellow pigeon peas split lentil – 1/2 cup Carrots – 1 cup, sliced and cut into fine