Lentils and Beans

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Lentils (Daal) are very important for vegetarian meals. In India, daal is a staple diet. Daals are rich in protein, folic acids, fibers, and some of them contain iron too.

The use of lentils is versatile. They can be used in soup preparations, snacks (veggie kebabs...), salads, as a stuffing of Indian bread (paratha/kachuri) etc. They can also be served as a main course and there is a huge range of Indian desserts made out of lentils/pulses. In this section we are going to make different lentils as a side dish of main course.


Soyabeans Soyabeans-Soyabean is a very good source of Protein and diatery fibers. It is also a good source of Iron, Magnesium, etc...This is an easy to make healthy and delicious preparation of soyabeans. You can also make kebabs, rolls, etc by using soyabeans. Try this delicacy and please do sharte your comments....
Moat Salad Moat Salad- Moat also spelled as moath are oval shape beans that can be easily found in Indian and Asian grocery stores.This is a highly nutritious breakfast recipe of moat sprouts for all ages. Sprouts (germinated seeds) are a good source of digestive enzymes; these are also rich in amino acids, vitamins, proteins etc...
Chola Chaat Chola Chaat-Chole/ Kabuli Chane, also known as Chickpeas / Garbanzo beans, are a very good source of protein. In this preparation, I have also added cucumber, tomato, red onions, and red bell peppers along with a lot of lime juice to enhance the flavor of this healthy salad. This is a popular street food in India and can be easily made at home....this fat-free chaat is a very good option for health-conscious....
Mangaudi ki Kadhi Mangaudi ki Kadhi–Today I am sharing with you my childhood favorite mangaudi ki Kadhi's recipe. This is a traditional Rajasthani /Marwadi vaishnav delicacy, very popular in North India. Mangaudis are small sun dried dumplings made with moong dal paste. For this delicacy mangaudi and Potatoes are cooked in yogurt (curds) curry. ......
Lazeez Moong Dal Lazeez Moong Dal- Moong (or Mung) dal is a good source of protein. Lazeez (an Urdu word for delicious) moong dal is an easy to make dish. It can be served for the morning breakfast or as a chaat item for parties. This recipe comes to us from Kajal, who is a regular reader of ChezShuchi. Kajal shared the recipe with me and requested that I ...
Panchmel Dal Panchmel Dal- "Panchmel" means the mix of five. Panchmel Dal is a Rajasthani (Western India) preparation. This dal is traditionally made with the five very commonly used lentils in India and is served with a special bread - Baati. Often A special dessert Churma also accompanies Dal and Baati. So on our readers' speical request let us make this wonderful traditional Rajasthani dish Panchmel dal....
Sookhi moong dal Sookhi Moong Dal- Moong (sometimes spelled as Mung) dal is a good source of protein, yet it is easy to digest. This is a low fat, low spice, healthy preparation for breakfast.
Gujarati_Kadhi Gujarati Kadhi- Kadhi is a tangy curry preparation made with gram flour and sour yogurt. Kadhi is very popular in North, and West India. There are different versions of kadhis like kadhi pakordi, mangodi ki kadhi, sindhi kadhi, Gujarati kadhi, Rajasthani kadhi.....This is an easy to make recipe for Gujarati Kadhi. Gujarati kadhi is little different than North Indian kadhi .…
 Gatte_Ki_Subji Gatte Ki Subji/ Gatta Curry- Gatta curry is a delicious Rajasthani/ Marwari preparation made in a tangy yogurt curry. Gatte is a Hindi word meaning solid pieces. In this preparation, gatte dough is made with gram flour and spices, boiled in water, and then shallow fried. There are different recipes to make ……
sarson ka saag Sarson ka Saag –Sarson saag (mustard leaves preparation) is a very famous delicacy from Punjab. This delicious saag is served with makke ki roti (bread made with cornmeal). Mustard leaves can be easily found in the Indian stores and also in supermarkets. This delicious and famous combo is usually made in cold weather. There are so many different ways to make sarson ka sagg here I am sharing the one which is easy to... …
>Lauki Chane ki DalLauki Chane ki Dal- Lauki Chane ki dal (bottle gourd and gram lentils) is a very delicious as well as nutritious preparation. Lauki/ bottle gourd is a very light vegetable and makes a perfect dish with the combination of Gram Dal (chana dal). Those who don’t like plain lauki will appreciate this preparation.
Dal Makhani Dal Makhani - Dal Makhani is made with the combination of two whole lentils : Red beans (rajma) and Whole Urad (sabut urad). This is a rich lentil preparation, as it has milk, and butter in it. This is a very delicious dal, and can be served with butter naan.
Urad Dal Urad Dal- White urad dal is rich in protein and soluble fibers like other lentils. This is the split lentil without the outer skin. This is a North Indian preparation of Urad dal and usually served with roti instead of rice.
Rajma Rajma- This is a delicious bean preparation from North India. Rajma (red kidney beans) are rich in soluble fibers, and a good source of protein, iron, magnesium etc. Rajma-Chawal is a very delicious and popular combo meal.
Arhar Dal Arhar/Toor Dal- Arhar Dal is also called as toor dal or pigeon pea. It is yellow in colour and the most common dal in all over India. While in North Indian cuisine it is flavored with spices and served with roti and rice,in South Indian cuisine it is used to make sambar, rasam etc.
masoor Dal Masoor Dal- is black from outside and the grain is red from inside. There are a variety of masoor dal, like green masoor also called as Le lentile vert, black golden, whole grain and split red masoor etc.
lobiya Lobiya (Lobiya is also known as black eyed beans or black eyed peas is a good source of potassium, magnesium and calcium. They are rich in soluble fibers and are a good source of protein and vitamins. There are so many different ways lobiya can be cooked. Here I am sharing a North Indian curry preparation made with lobiya.
chole Chole- Chole are also known as Chickpeas or Garbanzo beans. Chole Bhature are the most popular Indian combo not only in India, but all over the world.
paalak ka saag Palak Ka Saag - This is a very nutritious delicacy of dal made with green mung split and spinach leaves. Saag is usually a good source of iron and protein. Saag is usually served with rotis.
khichdi Khichdi - The word khichdi means the mix of many things. Khichdi is a dish traditionally made with dal and rice.It is a very light meal, easy to digest and very nutritious. In different parts of India there are different versions of khichdi. Here we are going to make UP style khichdi.
Kadhi Kadhi- Kadhi Chawal is actually a lunch combo from North of India.Kadhi is deep fried balls of gram flour paste's , dipped in yogurt based gravy.Chawal is a Hindi word for rice.
sambhari Sambhar- is a South Indian lentil preparation. It is a delicious and very nutritious dish, as it has, vegetables, lentils, tamarind juice and spices in it. Sambhar is made in different ways in each state of Southern India. It is served with rice, idli, Dosa, Uttapam etc ..