Chana dal palak curry is a classic combination when we talk about our main course dal dishes. Though we cook separately both the ingredients to make yummy dishes but when we combine them to cook together, a yummy chana dal-palak curry comes...
Do you not give the whole moong dal the lowest preference to cook 'cause you don't always like its pale-blunt taste! If the jar of green moong dal rests behind the other ones on your kitchen shelf,...
We are blessed to cultivate a large variety of dals or pulses in India. A bowl of dal is an integral part of our main course thali. The reason behind this that they provide the best plant-based protein to us. People who do not eat meat are provided essential...
Moong Dal Chaat This is a very interesting preparation with green moong dal or whole moong dal from Punjab region. This variation is cooked dry, means all the liquid is allowed to evaporate while cooking and the main thing is that it should neither be al dente nor mushy after...
  When cooked together both mushrooms and chicken make a hearty main course dish for either lunch or dinner. You would definitely love this dish with a mildly spiced masala of onion and tomatoes. Fresh mushrooms are widely available in winters,  and I get the full opportunity to cook them...
  Moongra or mogri ki phali or pods are radish seed pods which are available during winter months. These are of different sizes and contain the seeds of radish so all of them taste same like radish or mooli. Because of their peppery taste, it is advised to prepare them...
  Baingan fry is a tangy-spicy side dish served in the main course with other dishes. These fries go best with dals or lentil preparations. I occasionally make these fries as they remind me of my grandmother. She used to cook these baingan fries with the authentic Punjabi style and...
  Amla a wonder berry or fruit, easily grown wildly as well as cultivated in the Indian subcontinent and many other parts of the world. This is considered a Nectar Fruit according to ancient Ayurvedic texts. Though it has a very sour taste yet loaded with numerous health benefits. This...
Stuffed capsicum or Bharwa Shimlamirch is a classic side dish served with other dishes in the main course. Capsicum stuffed with masala aloo is a famous Punjabi delicacy and often prepared in the meal with other dishes when there are gatherings at home This time I have changed the recipe...
My family is a great lover of kadhi made with buttermilk base in which besan is added to make little sour curry or kadhi. We all fondly eat this dish so that I'm always in search of its different variations. I use whole green moong dal a lot to...