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Archive for the ‘Indian Dhal Recipes’ Category


Quick And Easy Masoor Dhal With Holy Lama Spice Drops

  I don’t usually write product reviews. I just don’t have the time. But in the case of Holy Lama Spice Drops I’m making an exception. Holy Lama Spice Drops are concentrated extracts of natural spices. They offer a spectacular range which you can see here. I’ve been cooking with the drops for the past […]

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Dosas

One of the best parts of writing a curry blog is all of the great people I have met along the way. Many readers of my blog ask me where I get all my recipes. Most are either made up by me, sent to me by email or taught to me. I love learning from […]

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Idlis

Last night I had my first go at making idlis. I’ve always wanted to try but never got around to purchasing the essential idli moulds and steamer. Thanks to my new sponsor Spices of India, I’ve finally got around to doing it. They sent me a fantastic multi cooker which I am sure I’ll be […]

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A Quick and Easy Sundal Recipe

  2014 is the year I go veggie crazy on my blog. I love my meat but over the past six months or so I’ve been experimenting a lot with vegetable curries and side dishes. This sundal recipe is a real keeper. It’s quite easy to make and is a nice snack for those evenings […]

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A Fantastic Tarka Dhal Recipe

    Some of you may know that I’m writing a new cookbook of curry house style recipes. I’ve been on holiday in the US for the past couple of weeks and have used that time to go back over my recipes and hopefully perfect them. It’s been a good opportunity to purchase spices again […]

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Split And Washed Urad Dhal – Delicious Spicy White Lentils

White lentils are Indian food practice dish. One thing I noticed quite early about cooking Indian food is that in order to get good at it, you need to know your spices. You need to know what a dish will taste like when you add a little more cumin or black pepper. It’s a good […]

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How To Make Moong Dhal

Moong dhal is the perfect dish for a cold Winter day. I really like moong dhal. Not just because it tastes really good but also because it is so easy and quick to make. Other types of pulses have to soak over-night and require more forward planning. Not the case with moong dhal. This is […]

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Chana Dhal – Yellow Split Lentils – A Popular Curry House Side Dish

Chana dhal is an British Indian Restaurant favourite!     One of the first Indian recipes I ever learned was chana dhal. I was visiting my then girlfriend – now my wife Caroline – in Manchester while she was still at university. I was a young American who knew little about Indian cuisine and even […]

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Black Lentil Dhal – A Punjabi Dish You Are Sure To Love

  This black lentil dhal needs to be in your Indian food repertoire! Whenever I cook something new, I always jot down notes about the recipe. I don’t write the recipe down, but rather what it was I liked about it and how I think it could have been improved. It’s just my way of […]

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How to Make Home-made Dosas – Indian Rice and Lentil Pancakes

  Dosas are like tortillas with an education   For this week’s recipe shed challenge – that’s recipes with rice, pulses and/or pasta – I’ve chosen a family favourite: dosas! I’ve been planning to publish this dosa recipe for some time now. Dosas are simply amazing with their crispy exterior and soft centre. To my […]

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