Roasted Lentil Flour Curry (with Chana Dal/Bengal Gram)

Roasted Lentil Flour Curry (with Chana Dal/Bengal Gram)

Lentil Curry in a Hurry! Powdered lentils (or lentil flour as known these days) is a common ingredient, often used to prepare baked goods, toddler food and these days, also popular as a healthier alternative to white flour. Apart from this, lentil flour is also an excellent thickening agent in stews, curries etc…. My mother [...]

Goan Dal (Indian style Lentil curry with coconut and black kokum)

Goan Dal (Indian style Lentil curry with coconut and black kokum)

Goa – the most ‘tourisity’ place in India. Even I have visited Goa, as a tourist, and somehow the experience has not been the best for me. I liked the place, the beaches, the historical monuments, visit to the spice plantations, etc… but it was all through the eyes of a tourist without really imbibing [...]

Manga Saadam / Raw Mango Rice / Mamidikaya Annam

Manga Saadam / Raw Mango Rice / Mamidikaya Annam

Having lived almost a decade in Tamil Nadu, I thought I had tasted almost all different types of variety rice preparations. But this recipe caught me totally by surprise, and I eventually learnt that this is a very traditional preparation of Andhra Pradesh with a good fan following in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. I got [...]

Bok Choy Dal Tadka (Dhaba style) / Bok Choy in Spiced Lentil Curry

Bok Choy Dal Tadka (Dhaba style) / Bok Choy in Spiced Lentil Curry

Bok choy, pak choi, white cabbage – the names are plenty for this green, leafy vegetable which is a staple in Chinese cooking. Bok choy has become particularly famous in the Western world because of its high nutritive value, low calorie content and its sweet, crisp texture that makes it the go-to ingredients in stir-fries [...]