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Category: Dals and Soups – No-Onion No-Garlic

Dals and soups have been a part of Indian food from times immemorial.
In India, the simple but wholesome Dal-chawal (dal-rice) is enjoyed by all, whether vegetarian or not and it has no onion and no garlic.
Every Indian household has its own favorite recipe for dal. Here are some of my favorite no-onion no-garlic dal recipes

Cabbage Kootu

Cabbage Kootu

| March 9, 2013 Comment

Cabbage Kootu is a simple vegetarian lentil dish from South India that you can enjoy with rice or roti. If you’re into vegan cooking, you’ll like this dal as it provides the protein and nutrition you need. Cabbage is also rich in calcium and potassium vitamins. This cabbage soup recipe is easy and you can […]

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Bottlegourd-Spinach Dal

Bottlegourd-Spinach Dal

| March 8, 2013 Comment

Bottlegourd-Spinach Dal is a South Indian lentil soup that’s full of flavor and nutrition. Bottlegourd is great for many digestive ailments, while spinach is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, and riboflavin which help reduce inflammation associated with arthritis, asthma, heart disease. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 3/4 cup toor dal (red […]

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Bottlegourd Dal

Bottlegourd Dal

| March 8, 2013 Comment

Bottlegourd Dal (Lauki Dal) is a simple yet delicious side for rice or any Indian bread. Lightly spiced, this North Indian dish is packed with protein. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 1 cup chana dal 1 cup bottlegourd, peeled and cut into small cubes Salt to taste For Seasoning 1/2 tsp red chilli […]

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Black-Eyed-Peas-Eggplant Dal

Black-Eyed-Peas-Eggplant Dal

| March 8, 2013 Comment

Black-Eyed-Peas-Eggplant Dal is a delicious and tangy lentil soup that goes well with rice. The black-eyed peas and toor dal add a lot of protein and fiber, while the vegetables add a lot of nutrients to this dish. This is a South Indian vegetarian/vegan recipe. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1/2 cup toor […]

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Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

| March 8, 2013 Comment

Black Bean Soup is a quick vegetarian dish you can make when you’re pressed for time. Made with black beans and spinach, this South Indian vegetarian kootu (soup) is nutritious and filling, and helps you get some of your daily requirements of protein and iron. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 1 can of […]

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Ash-Gourd Sambar

Ash-Gourd Sambar

| March 7, 2013 Comment

Ash-Gourd Sambar is a tangy South Indian vegetarian lentil soup with winter melon (white pumpkin) that’s usually served with rice. You can make this without the lentils, too, as a thick gravy. But the lentils make this soup wholesome and healthy. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 4 cups ash-gourd pieces, cut into 1 […]

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Ash-Gourd Kootu (Winter Melon)

Ash-Gourd Kootu (Winter Melon)

| March 7, 2013 Comment

Ash-Gourd Kootu is a South Indian lentil soup with winter melon and pinto beans. If you’re in the mood for a warm vegetable soup, you’ll like this easy vegetarian and vegan recipe. The pinto beans and lentils provide a lot of the protein, fiber, and nutrition you need and can be part of a low-cholesterol diet. […]

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Ash Gourd-Cabbage Dal

Ash Gourd-Cabbage Dal

| March 7, 2013 Comment

Ash Gourd-Cabbage Dal is a delicious lentil soup with yellow lentils. This dal is full of protein, fiber, and other nutrients that makes this a healthy accompaniment for rice or roti. Servings: 4-6 Cooking Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 3/4 cup chana dal (yellow lentils) 1 cup cabbage, chopped 2 cups ash-gourd (winter melon, white pumpkin) […]

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Amaranth Dal

Amaranth Dal

| March 7, 2013 Comment

Amaranth Dal is an easy pressure cooker recipe with amaranth leaves, known in Indian languages as thotakoora, lal sag, mulai keerai, and dhantina soppu. Similar to spinach in taste, these two leafy greens are interchangeable in many recipes. In terms of health benefits, like spinach, amaranth leaves are rich source of iron, calcium, and fiber. […]

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