Vazhaipoo Paruppu Usilli – Steamed Lentils with Banana flower

One of the best things about moving to the South is the ease of finding Indian vegetables. Banana flowers were very hard to find in North East and so we hardly got to it. Once we moved here, I buy

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Nimbu Dal – Lemon Lentils

26th Nov, 2015 Dal – chawal is my comfort food and I look forward to cold winter nights to eat a bowl of steaming hot rice and lentils with some desi ghee in it. For the third and last day

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Mango Tuvar Dal made the Uttar Pradesh Style (Raw Mangoes and lentils) – No Onion, No Garlic recipe

29th April, 2014 Writing all these recipes as a part of my Uttar Pradesh Thaali is bringing so many memories of the years, we lived in Kanpur and Lucknow. The richness of the food and warmth in the people was

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Mitha Khechudi and Mitha Dali from Odisha/Orissa – Sweet Kichadi with Sweet Dal

22nd April, 2014  Odisha formerly known as Orissa is a state in the east coast. Odisha shares its borders with West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. Bhubaneswar is the capital of the state. Oriya (now officially called Odiya) is

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Dubke from Uttarakhand – Gravy of lentils with fried dumplings

Uttarakhand, formerly Uttaranchal is a state in Northern India. It is often referred to as ‘land of gods’ due to many Hindu temples and pilgrimage areas throughout the state. The capital of the state is Dehradun, which is also the

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Dal Bhaat Tarkari – National Dish of Nepal (Rice, lentils and Vegetables)

For the third of National dishes series, I have the National dish of Nepal. Dal Bhaat Tarkari is a very common meal not only in Nepal but also in India. According me to the synonym to this dish is comfort

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Rajasthani Thaali – SNC

30th July, 2013 I am part of this wonderful group called South North Challenge, started by Divya Pramil of You too Can cook. I belong to the Southern team and each month we have to complete the challenge provided by

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Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal (Sweet and sour whole green gram Dhal) No Onion, No garlic

16th Sept, 2012 I came across this recipe from a beautiful website called Maayeka. Looking for a different dhal recipe this one topped my search. The sweet and sour flavor in the dhal kept us going back to more. It

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