**Maharashtrian/Konkani Dal Dishes
Black-Eyed Peas with Spinach & Coconut Curry
My Black-Eyed Peas with Spinach in a creamy coconut curry is a healthy and delicious dish from the state of Maharashtra, located on India’s west coast. This dish represents typical Maharashtrian coastal cuisine at its finest.
Chincha ani Goola chi Amti Recipe
Try my sweet and sour dal, it's a typical Maharashtrian favorite. The combination of unique ingredients allows for exceptional flavors and tastes in every delicious bite. Enjoy it simply with roti and rice.
Coconut Chickpea Curry Recipe
Globally, chickpeas are probably the most commonly eaten bean or legume. They are a main staple in Punjabi (North Indian) cuisine. My delicious Coconut Chickpea Curry is the Maharashtrian version of this typical Punjabi staple. Best of all, it’s easy to prepare & healthy to boot :-)
Dali chi Bhaji Recipe
Dali chi Bhaji or usal (Stir Fried Moong Dal) is a tasty & easy to prepare dish that’s packed with protein. This healthy Maharashtrian recipe can be eaten for breakfast, as a tea time snack or as a part of any delicious Indian meal. This dish is pure vegetarian, vegan, low carb & gluten free too.
Dali Thoi Recipe
This simple coastal Maharashtrian/Konkani dal dish is both easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. In fact, Dali Thoi is always requested and made on a weekly basis in my house.
Eggplant Dal Recipe
One of my favorite Maharashtrian recipes - this simple eggplant & dal dish is loaded with yummy, complex flavors! In just one bite, you will taste spicy along with sour & a subtle sweetness as well. Just serve with warm phulkas (flatbreads) & fragrant Basmati rice for a delicious & healthy meal.
A traditional mixed vegetable & dal stew that is a staple in India's Saraswat community. Use seasonal or handy vegetables to make this delicious dish. By the way, this classic recipe contains absolutely no onions or garlic! I grew up eating this dish :-)
Masoor Dal Amti Recipe
Masoor Dal Amti (Masoor Dal Curry) is a delicious, healthy & simple Maharashtrian dish combining dal with stir-fried onions. Whole Indian masoor dal looks like smaller brown lentils but when it’s skinned & split, the dal is actually orange in color and when cooked – it’s yellow!
Masoor Dal with Spinach Recipe
Maharashtrian comfort food at its best, my Masoor Dal Amti with Spinach is always a winner in my home. Simple, delicious, healthy & nutritious - this dal can be eaten with phulkas/rotis, fragrant rice or served as a warm soup on those chilly days. Either way, it is satisfaction in a bowl :-)
Matki chi Usal Recipe
This delicious and simple recipe using moath beans is healthy, nutritious and very high in protein. An usal is a typical Maharashtrian stir-fry dish made using dals, beans or lentils. This dish is another Maharashtrian favorite.
Methi chi Amti Recipe
My delicious & healthy fenugreek dal is a classic Maharashtrian favorite. Fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) have a wonderful, ever-so-slightly bitter flavor that mellows out beautifully when combined with yellow lentils (chana dal). Served simply with rice & rotis, this tasty dal is sure to please :-)
Sprouted Kulith Amti Recipe
Horsegram is a rather uncommon variety of lentil that has a wonderful earthy almost nutty flavor. Horsegram is a rich source of both iron and dietary fiber. It is easily available in any large Indian grocery store or market. Do try it soon.
Sprouted Moong Dal Curry Recipe
Sprouting your own lentils and dals at home is much easier than you think. My Sprouted Moong Dal Curry is healthy, nutricious and always a real treat to eat. This dish is always made for celebrations and special occasions.
Swiss Chard Dal Recipe
Swiss chard is a healthy, nutritious & delicious leafy green vegetable that should be a part of your family's diet. I add it to creamy yellow moong dal & gently simmer the two together until cooked to perfection.
Varan (Dal) Recipe
For most Indians, dal & rice is a true staple that is eaten daily. But for Maharashtrians, "Varan Bhath" (dal & rice) evokes wonderful, nostalgic, childhood memories. It is the absolute, quintessential Maharashtrian comfort food – hands down. Varan is so simple, so easy to make & delicious too!
Vatli Dal Recipe
This spicy ground dal dish is very easy to prepare, delicious to eat and a rich source of protein to boot. My Vatli Dal is a wonderful example of what Maharashtrian cuisine truly has to offer.
Whole Masoor Dal Recipe
In this delicious & simple Maharashtrian dish, masoor dal is used in its whole brown lentil form. Bold spices & wonderful aromatics make this dish a true favorite in my house. Serve simply with chapatis (Indian flatbread), fragrant Basmati rice or even as a hearty soup for a truly comforting meal.
Zucchini Dal Recipe
Sometimes simplicity is a wonderful thing, especially in the kitchen on a busy weeknight! My Zucchini Dal is healthy, delicious & easy to prepare. Serve it along with some rice, roti (Indian flatbread) or even as a soup! Any way you choose will bring smiles around your dinner table :-)
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