Complicated dishes can grace any table, but such elegant and simple yet flavorful dal dishes such as this urad dal dish with spices are a perfect solution when you are pressed for time but want to make sure your family is well-nourished. Pleasing to the eye and palate, serve with a rice dish or Indian flatbread and any vegetable side dish for a complete meal.
This recipe uses split urad dal without skins. These versatile mild flavored beans, when cooked in curries absorb the flavors of the spices and vegetables. They should be rinsed well and are often fried without soaking or cooking beforehand in combination with aromatic seeds and spices for tempering vegetable curries. The possibilities are as endless as the imagination of the cook.
If oil is used instead of butter or ghee, this dish is vegan friendly.
|Urad Dal with Spices|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on September 7, 2012
Quick, simple, creamy and flavorful Indian dal curry
Other Urad Dal dishes from Lisa's vegetarian kitchen you are sure to enjoy:
Urad Dal with Tomatoes
Urad Dal with Toor Dal and Spinach and Parsley
Wild Mushroom and Paneer Pilaf with Urad Dal
Urad Dal with Fresh Fenugreek
On the top of the reading stack: Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking by Raghavan Iyer
Audio Accompaniment: Paul Kalkbrenner