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Category: Dals and Soups – Members

Dals and soups – recipes for members only.

Spinach-Tomato Dal

Spinach-Tomato Dal

| March 18, 2013 Comment

Spinach-Tomato Dal is a healthy vegetarian side for rice and bread. The cloves and fenugreek seeds add a delicate flavor to this thick lentil soup. Easy to make, this is one dish you can have on your quick-dish list. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 cup moong dal (split mung beans) 5 cups […]

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Spinach-Onion Kootu

Spinach-Onion Kootu

| March 18, 2013 Comment

Try this Spinach-Onion Kootu if you want something sweet, sour, and spicy for rice. Made with red lentils and spinach, this is a healthy, vegetarian side for rice and roti. This is a South Indian recipe. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 3/4-1 cup toor dal (split red gram/lentils) 2 cups spinach, chopped 3/4 cup onions, […]

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Spinach-Bottlegourd Dal

Spinach-Bottlegourd Dal

| March 18, 2013 Comment

Spinach-Bottlegourd Dal is a spicy South Indian lentil soup that tastes delicious with plain rice. Bottlegourd is low in calories and fat and high in water content and fiber and great for weight-loss. Spinach contains a lot of iron, calcium, and fiber. Combined with the protein in the red lentils, this vegetarian/vegan soup is a […]

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Sambar

Sambar

| March 17, 2013 Comment

Sambar is a lentil soup that’s popular in South India, and is a great accompaniment to breakfast and snack dishes like idli, dosa, and vada. It also tastes great with rice. Leave out the onions if you don’t eat onions. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 3/4 cup toor dal (split red gram) 1 medium […]

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Radish-Moong Dal

Radish-Moong Dal

| March 16, 2013 Comment

Try this simple Radish-Moong Dal next time you have some fresh radish. This easy vegetarian lentil recipe uses split moong beans with husk, providing extra fiber along with protein. Moong Dal not only cooks quickly but is also easy to digest. If you don’t know what to make with radish, try this healthy dal recipe. […]

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Radish-Greens Sambar

Radish-Greens Sambar

| March 16, 2013 Comment

Radish-Greens Sambar is a delicious South Indian soup that’s also healthy. The red lentils provide a lot of protein, while the radish and greens fiber and other vitamins. This sambar goes well with plain rice or idli and dosa. Servings: 3-4 Cooking Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1/2 cup moong dal (split yellow moong beans) 1 cup […]

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Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

| March 16, 2013 Comment

It’s Thanksgiving time and pumpkin time! Pumpkin Soup is a hot and hearty soup – just the dish for a chilly night. You can enjoy this soup on its own or with rice. This gummadikaya pulusu, as its known in Andhra, is my favorite. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 1 cup toor dal (red […]

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Mustard Greens-Moong Dal

Mustard Greens-Moong Dal

| March 14, 2013 Comment

Mustard Greens-Moong Dal is a simple and hearty lentil soup. Serve it with any Indian flatbread or plain rice. This is an easy South Indian vegetarian recipe. Mustard greens have a slightly bitter taste and this can be off-putting to many. In fact, these greens are seldom used in South Indian food, but when combined with moong […]

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Mor Kolambu (Kadhi)

Mor Kolambu (Kadhi)

| March 13, 2013 Comment

Mor Kolambu (Majjiga Pulusu or Kadhi) is a yogurt soup, popular both in South and North India. You can use any vegetables you like and serve it with both rice and roti. Servings: 6-8 Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 6 cups sour yogurt (curds) 5 cups water 2-3 tbsp cilantro leaves, chopped 2 tsp besan […]

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Moong Dal-Onion Soup

Moong Dal-Onion Soup

| March 13, 2013 Comment

A quick South Indian dish, this Moong Dal-Onion Soup is very easy to make. Not only is moong dal (mung beans) a great source of protein and fiber, but it also cooks quickly and is easy to digest. The onions and tamarind contribute a sweet-sour touch to this dal. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes […]

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Mixed Vegetable Masala Dal

Mixed Vegetable Masala Dal

| March 13, 2013 Comment

Mixed Vegetable Masala Dal is an easy pressure-cooker recipe. Chop the vegetables, grind the masala paste, and let the pressure cooker do your cooking. This healthy vegetarian/vegan recipe is great for those busy work days when you want something quick but tasty and nutritious. Servings: 4-6 Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 3/4 cup toor dal […]

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Mango Dal

Mango Dal

| March 13, 2013 Comment

Nutritious and mouth-watering, mango dal is made with raw (green) mango and lentils, and makes a heathy addition to any meal. This recipe uses onions, but this lentil dish tastes great without onions, too. Leave these out if you want. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 1 cup toor dal (red gram) 1/4 tsp […]

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