Nutritious Variations to Dahl to Make it Exciting

Dhal is an important dish in an Indian household. Not only is it tasty, but also offers you are your family members nutrition that keeps them on their toes all day long. Meals without dal can be called incomplete. However, since dhal is eaten everyday, there is a lot you can do to make it interesting. You can make it fiery with Indian spices or keep it bland. It can be tweaked to suit your taste, without compromising on the macronutrients that your body requires.


So if you love dhal and want to keep things interesting in the kitchen, then this article will share some exciting ways to make your regular Indian Dahl Recipe more delicious and rich.

Moong Dhal or Yellow Dal

Moong dal is a treasure trove of nutrients and comes highly recommended by fitness experts. On its own, this dal can be incredibly boring. However, it is light and easy to digest, therefore must be consumed on a regular basis. If you want to make moong dal more enjoyable for your kids, then you can add a tempering made of spices that will not only add flavour but also tons of more nutrition.

Dhal Palak

This recipe is such a great way to add goodness of spinach and lentils to your meal. Dal palak is rich in iron that makes your body stronger and meets its daily requirement of essential nutrients. It is quick and easy to prepare. All you need to do is cook dal and spinach together in a pressure cooker. Add the right amount of tempering to make it more flavourful. You can serve dal palak with roti or rice, depending upon your preference.

Sabut Moong Dal

This green moong dal tastes especially delectable with dollops of ghee (clarified butter) and Punjabi tadka (tempering). Add onions, ginger, and garlic to the tempering to increase the flavour of this dal. Sabut moong dal or whole green gram lentil is best served with rice or Indian flatbread, also known as roti.

Dal Fry

This is a very popular Punjabi dal recipe that can be made with arhar/split red gram. You need a specific kind of tempering once the dal is cooked to make it dal fry. The tadka, also known as tempering, gives a characteristic taste to this otherwise boiled dal and makes it so tastier. It is best enjoyed with steamed rice so that you can relish its full taste.

Masoor Dal

Another popular lentil in an Indian household, masoor dal also known as Red Lentil, is also a powerhouse of various nutrients. Its taste is wholesome and it can be prepared in a number of ways. You can add onions, ginger, and other spices for tempering or simply boil it with turmeric and salt for a basic taste. But if you want to up the flavour quotient at the dinner table, then add a spoonful of butter in the end to increase its taste. You can also add some red chilli flakes and a few drops of lemon to make it tangy.

These are some fun ways to make your daily dal taste all the more fun for everyone in your family. These unique variations will make your kids want to eat dal readily.

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    Curry Lentil Dahl – Mild

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    Dahl is a mild curry made from dried lentils, peas, or beans, which have been made into a thick soup or stew. The spices are aromatic rather than hot and are added just before serving. Our lentil dahl blend is based on an authentic recipe from Southern Kerala in India. It is dark yellow in colour and is widely used in Indian, Nepali, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, and Bangladeshi cuisine. This is the go-to spice blend for any vegetarian or vegan cook. Its versatility is only limited by one’s imagination.

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