• 263. panchmel/mixed dal (mixed lentils)

    May 11, 2013mayurisjikoni

    getting high on protein     Finally the rains have decided to pay us a visit and the temperatures have dropped, it’s cool but a bit humid and the evenings are very pleasant. A rainy day calls for pakoras, soup or some delicious hot dal (lentil curry). I decided to make mixed dal with rice. I love making mixed dal because it does taste different from the other dals. This dal is also known as panchmel, panchratna or panchkuti dal. This simply means a mixture of five different dals or lentils. Don’t need to soak any of the lentils overnight. Different regions of India make mixed dal in different ways. Some add more onions or more tomatoes. Some make it really spicy. Some make it…

     
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  • 9. spinach masoor dal

    January 12, 2012mayurisjikoni

    wholesome dal     Whole masoor, flat lentils or puy lentils as they are called are packed with proteins, dietary fibres and Vitamin B1. The colours of these legumes or lentils range from yellow to orange red  to green, brown and black. They are used in making curries, soups and even salads. Today I will share with you the recipe of spinach masoor dal. Serve it with hot rotis, bread or rice.     This lentil cooks well and quickly. I usually soak it for 30 minutes or so in warm water and then put it in the pressure cooker. 2-3 whistles and its done. You may even just boil it in enough water in a saucepan till done. updated on 28/09/2015      …

     
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