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Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Indian, Legume | 3 comments

Dal Kicked up

Dal Kicked up

Dal aka Lentil is part of everyday Indian meal,usually served along with rice.It is very rich source of Protein.Since most of the Indians tend to be vegetarians,it is very essential element of the Indian meal.It usually makes it appearance as just ‘Dal‘ in North Indian meals or as ‘Sambhar‘ in South Indian and on festive occasions it takes the form of ‘Dal Makhani‘  or ‘Tadka‘.In many West Indian cuisine it is also used in dessert,as well as seasoning in deep South Indians cuisines. Mung Dal(deskinned) Being a north Indian,i grew up eating it in the simplest of form  served along with rice and vegetable side dish everyday and I must tell you I did NOT like them at all.Now I love them.There are varieties of lentils popular in India unlike what I have seen here in US superstore,usually very limited.Texture,size and of course taste decides how they will be used in dishes.Not one fits all. In our home,my husband doesn’t care for it much by itself,so I sneak it in rice !My daughter...

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