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Cooking with lentils - 35 recipes

Discover delectable lentil recipes. Whether your looking for a vegetarian main or a low fat side we have a lentil recipes to add to your cooking arsenol!

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Top rated Lentils recipes

By srijata

1) Soak washed chana dal ( bengal split gram) for 1/2 hour minimum

  • 1) Split Bengal gram ( Chana dal) 1 cup
  • 2)Medium sized bottle gourd ( lauki )- Washed peeled and cubed to small pieces
  • 3)Oil - 2 tbsp
  • 4)Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • 5)1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 6)Turmeric powder
  • 7)Red cilly powder - 1 tsp
  • 8)Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • 9)Asfoetida - A pinch
  • 10)2 Green chillies finely chpped( optional)
2.9/5 (143 Votes)

By Tanyadesigan, Easy and Simple Foods

One of the easiest and healthy snack for your tea time

  • Moong Daal -1 cup
  • rice - 2 tea spoon
  • urad daal - 2 tea spoon
  • Onions - 1/2 a big onion or 1 medium (finely chopped)
  • Green chili - 1 or 2 (as per your spice level) (finely chopped)
  • Perungayam - 2-3 pinches
  • salt - to taste
  • Oil to deep fry
  • curry leaves - a few (finely chopped)
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

By dsathwa

Soak rice and moong dal in water for 15 to 30 minutes

  • Raw rice ¾ cup
  • Moong dal ¼ cup
  • Water 3 ½ cup
  • Salt 3 tsp
  • Ghee 3 tbsp
  • Cashew 1 tbsp
  • Peppercorns ½ tsp
  • Cumin ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves 6 – 7
  • Ginger ¼ inch
4.3/5 (26 Votes)

By dsathwa

Heat 4 tbsp of oil in a pan

  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal/Black gram - 1 tsp
  • Onion - 1/2
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Tomato - 1/2
  • Carrot - 1
  • Beans - 6
  • peas - 50 gm
  • Turmeric powder - 2 pinch
  • Salt - 1/2 tbsp
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Rava/Sooji/Semolina - 1 cup
4.2/5 (31 Votes)

By richand

kandya kadi soy + alle+ mirsang+ amsan+salt add to cut onions

  • Add mustard seeds to ghee and cook with fenugreek seeds
  • garlic and red chilies. Add chopped tomatoes
  • tamarind juice
  • cooked arhar/tur daal
  • turmeric
  • pepper
  • cumin powder
  • asafetida
  • coriander and curry leaves. Boil for a few minutes and add water from cooked daal to the mixture.
4.6/5 (15 Votes)

By dsathwa

Roast cashew in ghee and keep it aside

  • Raw rice ¾ cup
  • Moong dal ¼ cup
  • Water 3 ½ cup
  • Ghee 3 tbsp
  • Cashew 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder ¼ tsp
  • Jaggery ½ - ¾ cup
4.1/5 (7 Votes)

By Bluebell StClair

Hearty red lentil soup

  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Red Lentils
  • Red Quinoa
  • Turnip Greens
  • White Navy Beans
  • Chicken Stock
  • Pinches of flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Pinch ginger
  • fresh or Canned diced tomato
4.4/5 (5 Votes)

By Aanthai

Dry roast rice and moong dal till light brown

  • Rice 1 cup
  • Jaggery 1 cup
  • Ghee 1/4 cup
  • Moong dal 1 tablespoon
  • Water 3 cups
4.2/5 (20 Votes)

By LDM

Soak dal for 1/2 hour and grind it with chillies to a smooth tough paste

  • Urad dal- 1 cup
  • Green chillies - 4
  • Red chillies -2
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying
4.3/5 (6 Votes)

By dsathwa

Soak Dal and idly rice for at least 3 hrs

  • Idly rice 1 cup
  • chana dal - 1/2 cup
  • Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli - 2
  • Salt - 1 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Onion - 1 chopped
4.2/5 (17 Votes)

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