Pulses and Dals

Peeli Tarka Dal - Yellow Dal with Olives Tadka

Peeli Tarka Dal - Yellow Dal with Olives Tadka

Yellow mung dal are skinned and split mung beans.


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Marathi Black-eyed Beans -Chawlichi Bhaji

Marathi Black-eyed Beans -Chawlichi Bhaji

Black-eyed beans are a staple in Maharashtra and Gujarat in western India, and are braised with spices in stews and other dishes.


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Butter Lentils - Dal Makhani

Butter Lentils - Dal Makhani

In rural Punjab, al fresco eating mainly occurs in self service, roadside food joints called dhabas, frequented by truck drivers and travellers. It's cooked on a slow fire, often simmering for hours until the lentils turn creamy.


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Chickpea Curry - Channa Masala

Chickpea Curry - Channa Masala

This spicy and tangy Punjabi recipe from Northern India where my father comes from uses brewed tea to darken the gravy. If you’re not keen on doing that, just use water.


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