Some dal recipes prepared from different grams and pulses
Badshahi Dal : Hot, spicy and very rich preparation of dal with dry fruits
Dal Bati : Popular Rajasthani, hot, spicy and very rich preparation of dal and deep fried bati
Chola Dal : Hot, spicy and rich preparation of bengal gram
Dal Fry : Very popular hot, spicy and rich preparation dal with double temper
Dhansak : A non vegetarian hot, spicy and rich cuisine, that is very popular in Parsi community
Gujarati Dal : Less spicy and less oily gujarati dal dish
Makhani Dal : Rich, hot and spicy dal preparation in Punjabi style
Ma ki Dal : Punjabi preparation of hot, spicy and rich dish of black gram and kidney beans
Masoor Dal : Popular and simple dal preparation
Mughlai Dal : Dal preparation with bottle gourd in Mughal style
Nawabi Dal : Very rich and spicy dal preparation with Indian cottage cheese and cream
Sukhi Moong Dal : Dry green gram split dal preparation with spring onions
Tur Dal : Dish prepared with red gram
Gram and pulse are rich in protein, and they are important food in our Indian vegetarian diet. Different types of gram has different types of proteins.
Gram is slightly tough to cook and requires more heat and pressure to cook. It is difficult in digestion and must be well cooked. Soaked dal takes less time to cook. Different spices added in recipes of dal makes it more tasty and helps in digestion. Added oil for tempering a dal preparation makes it rich and high in calories.
Dal is consumed with roti, paratha, bread, rice etc., which are full of carbohydrates. This combination makes a complete and balanced diet.
When cooking dal in a pressure cooker, the cooking time should be counted after full pressure in the cooker is achieved.
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