Split pea dal or matar dal is one of the most popular lentils in Indian cooking. Belonging to the family of Pisum sativum also known as peas, the dried peas are hulled and split to get the matar dal. This is a very traditional Bengali dal recipe which requires absolutely basic ingredients and just a couple of minutes of time. This can be served with parboiled rice and a vegetable side dish, often comprising of season’s fresh like cauliflower curry (aloo phoolkopir dalna) in winters or say, bottle gourd in the summers.
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Dal recipes play a very important role in Indian cuisine. If you take a close look at a typical Indian meal, you would inevitably find a lentil-based dal recipe which diligently fulfils its role of protein-provider to the majority of the population of this country. This Bengali recipe for arhar dal is the simplest in terms of ingredients and can be quickly made.
Paneer recipes are easy and that makes them so popular. This Badami Paneer Korma is no different. All you have to do is make the nut based creamy and luscious gravy and drop the paneer cubes in it. Cooked without tomato, this paneer recipe calls for simple ingredients like onion, ginger and garlic along with almonds & melon seeds to give a creamy texture to this dish. It pairs superbly well with Indian Naan breads or Fried Rice.
This is Aloo Peyaz sabzi is an Indian dhaba-style food recipe which is quite popular during the winter months. Here, baby potatoes and shallots are fried in ghee or clarified, and then cooked in a nutty tomato-based gravy. This is a vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and paleo-friendly dish that is quite popular to be served with butter-laden naans or tandoori rotis or Indian bread baked in clay ovens.
Lentil or dal recipes are a nutrient powerhouse. Belonging to the legume family, humans have been harvesting and consuming lentils for thousands of years. It is an excellent plant-based source of nutrition, which is known to be a good source of protein, essential vitamins minerals and dietary fibres. In this post, I will share a collection of recipes for dal, which would help you utilize your dry pantry to turn it into delicious and healthy meals for you and your family.
Bengali egg curry recipes are easy recipes which can be cooked by anyone, you don’t need any special skill set for these. Similarly this Dim Shorshe recipe also calls for simple ingredients and just a couple of minutes to put together a hearty meal. No chopping or elaborate preparation required, just a handful of ingredients thrown together in a blender and then cooked with hard boiled eggs.