Dal, Dahl, Dahl or Daal


Unless you are vegetarian, when you think of Indian food you probably do think more about meat dishes. However, through my blog I want to introduce you to some delicious dahls and vegetable dishes. When I was growing up we only tended to eat lamb and chicken at the weekend. So even now my family’s diet still includes a lot of dahl and vegetable dishes.

Dahl is a preparation of dried lentils, peas or beans (pulses). The Indian way of preparing them turns them from something bland to something pretty delicious. There are so many different types of dahl, and different ways to cook them, that you could never get bored of them (unless you eat them every day – although my Dad reckons he could!). Like most Indian food, Dahl is served with rice, roti, naan or can be eaten on it’s own.

Dahl has some excellent nutritional values: high in protein, high in carbohydrates but virtually fat free, rich in vitamin B, folic acid, iron and zinc – all this in one bowl!

So here goes – I am going to introduce you to my first dahl recipe on this blog. It’s easy, healthy and worth a try 🙂

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