Ghar Ki Murgi Dal Barabar

A famed proverb, Ghar Ki Murgi Daal Barabar,  when literally decoded means that even a dish as delish as chicken if cooked at home is an equivalent to the homemade dal (lentil soup) which is blaah in taste.  

On the contrary, We love our homemade Dal Rice or Varan Bhat (वरण भात ). Nothing is as soothing a steam Rice, bubbly hot वरण (daal), with तूप (Ghee or clarified butter), accompanied with mango pickle & fried papad. Ohhh .... my my.... Food Heaven. 

Tur Dal with Turnips

Dal is highly undermined dish. Being the easiest source of plant protein , dals must be incorporated into our food plans often to have a wholesome balanced diet. Plus these pulses are so versatile with few value additions of spices and veggies they are a healthy comfort food by themselves.

They are so many variations of dal recipes available on the internet that even if we plan to make one new recipe in a week then in an year we would oddly be trying out 50 new variants of dal. Howz that???  😆

Dal is an ideal way to camouflage various non-likeable yet super nutritious veggies like Palak (Spinach), Turnips, Moringa & Fenugreek. If you have been following us on Instagram; if Not😐 now is the right time to follow us...Click Here...; you would know we have been finding various ways to involve these healthy veggies into our two year olds' diet. And hiding these vegetables in dal khichadi and dals have been a phenomenal idea. 

Experiment with the proportion of the pulses as per your family's likings. Both the big guy and the lil man in our house do not appreciate the fragrance of moong dal hence the consumption of the most healthiest pulse reduces. So I always add half cup of moong dal to tur dal (say 1:2 ratio) thus camouflaging the fragrance and yet getting it in their systems.  

So let's get creative with our dals, comment below your fav dal recipes we would love to try them. Till then leaving your #CFOTers with some old recipes and some new ones. 

Until next time, Chao!!

Dal Khichadi with Carrots, Bell Peppers & Potatoes.
CFOT RecipeClick Here

Amit-waali Daal
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Dal with Moringa Leaves and Drumsticks
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Palak Dal (Spinach Dal)
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