Delicious Dal Recipes

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Rich in proteins and super delicious – an Indian meal is incomplete without dals. Here are 3 simple recipes which make you look at these lentils in a whole new light and they get made really quickly too!

Menu: Dal Vada

Prawn Dal Khichdi

Moong Dal Payasam

Shopping list

200 grams of chana dal

100 grams of moong sprouts

200 grams of carrots

100 grams of almonds

100 grams of raisins

1 small bottle of coconut oil

2 fresh coconuts

12-15 small prawns

100 grams of boriya mirch

200 grams of split green gram skinless

100 grams of cashewnuts

100 grams of raisins

For faster preparation

For dal vada soak the chana dal, grate carrots, chop onions and green chillies. Scrap the coconut and make the chutney and set aside. Make the mixture for dal vada, divide the mixture and shape them in vadas. Clean devein and wash prawns. Soak the dals and rice for khichdi. Dry roast the dal and keep aside for pyasam. Remove coconut milk and set aside.

How to go about it

Air fry for 15-20 minutes by applying a brush of oil or bake the vadas in oven 180 C for 10-15 minutes or until crisp. Then give tempering to the chutney and serve. Make the khichdi by giving tempering to it. Then make the payasam and finally toss the prawns.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.