As much as I enjoy cooking, there are days when I want a meal to come together with little fuss. Dal soups and curries are always a fine choice. Nourishing and warming, oftentimes such easy preparations are the ultimate comfort food. Soothing and modestly spiced with a lemony undertone, this creamy urad dal pairs well with basmati rice. To dress the meal up a bit more, consider serving the dal with cracked black pepper rice.
Any dal could be used in place of the urad dal, such as chana, toor or mung dal. Each dal is distinctive and will change the texture and flavor of any dal dish made, so experimenting with various lentils from the pantry will result in a different taste experience each time. Though I cook with toor dal more often, I used urad dal because of the unique and creamy texture it imparts to curries and soups. In its split and skinless form, it is a rather mild dal that works well with Indian flavors.
|Simple Lemon Urad Dal|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on December 17, 2014
Simple, creamy and comforting golden Indian dal curry with lemon, tomato and spices
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More urad dal recipes from Lisa's Kitchen to try:
Urad Dal with Toor Dal and Spinach and Parsley
Urad Dal with Spices
Mung Bean and Urad Dal Curry
Fennel-Flavored Urad Dal Soup
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