- Dal is one of the most soothing dishes in Indian cuisine
- There is a wide variety of dals to try at home
- Here are some of the fastest dal recipes you can try
What’s the first dish you think of when someone talks about Indian home cooking? For each of us it is Khichdi, Dal-Chawal or Dal-Roti. One food that is common in all of these dishes is dal. Not only are they full of protein and other health-promoting properties, but they’re also absolutely delicious! The sheer variety of dals in the kitchen speaks volumes about the endless love for them. From rich and buttery Dal Makhani to healthy Panchratna and filling Moong Ki Dal, the list just doesn’t end and so we have a Dal preparation for every occasion.
While some Dals take time and patience to prepare Dal Makhani and Maa Ki Dal for example, there are some that can be cooked in a snap! Quick, easy and incredibly delicious, we have the best dal recipes you can cook in less than 30 minutes. Yes, you read that right! Be it for your lazy weekend lunch or your quick dinner, these high protein, healthy, tasty, and easy recipes can be your favorite dishes for anything!
(Also Read: 13 Best Dal Recipes)
Here are 9 quick and easy dal recipes to try at home:
1. Dal Tadka without oil
Yes, your soothing bowl of dal can be made without a drop of oil. With the same old fiery flavors of Dal Tadka without a lot of oil, this Dal Tadka is a total winner on the table. You can find the full recipe here.
This Dal Tadka without a drop of oil is an ultimate crowd puller!
2. Bengali style Chana Dal
Chana Dal with Luchi is one of the most popular breakfasts in Bengali houses and an extremely delicious combination that has to be tried. Bengali style Chana Dal is also made as part of the bhog on the day of Maha Ashtami, the most important day of Durga Puja. A mixture of herbs and spices, including cinnamon, bay leaf, clove, cardamom and turmeric with Chana Dal. Here’s how to do it at home.
Try this authentic Chana Dal in traditional Bengali style at home.
3. Dhuli Moong Dal
Moong Dal is hands down one of the most common dals in the kitchen and is in the pantry anytime. Cooked in a mixture of onion, tomato, cumin, ghee, and a variety of spices, this quick and easy Dhuli Moong Ki Dal is the filling treat you need after a long day! Click here for the recipe.
4. Urad Aur Chane Ki Dal
Make your meal richer with this amazing high protein urad and chane ki dal recipe. Two delicious dals cooked together with cumin, asafetida, coriander powder, chili peppers and pepper. Aren’t you already sipping? Click here for the recipe.
5. Ghiya Chana Dal
Don’t you love Ghiya / Lauki (bottle gourd)? This Dal recipe is an ideal way to slice the nutritious veggies into your diet and add protein to them alongside the flavor boost! You can find the recipe here.
(Also Read: 6 Delicious Dal Recipes From All Over India To Try At Home)
6. Chane Ki Dal
As one of the easiest Dal recipes, Chana Dal is cooked with tomatoes, ginger, cumin, bay leaves, chili peppers, and garam masala in this absolutely delicious recipe! Click here for the recipe.
7. Chironji Ki Dal
This recipe is simple and yet a crowd puller. It combines Chironji with rich Indian flavors with peppercorns, cumin, chili peppers, and yogurt. A must! You can find the recipe here.
8. Dhaba Dal
Now you can prepare your favorite dhaba dal in the comfort of your kitchen. Urad Dal, cooked in a mixture of spices, butter and a crackling tadka, makes for a delicious Dal. You can find the full recipe here.
Enjoy the flavors of your favorite highway dhaba at home.
9. Microwave Sookhi Moong Ki Dal
Moong Dal is light, quick and easy to cook and a healthy stew meal for a combination of healthy and tasty. And here is an easy Sookhi Moong Dal recipe that was made in the microwave! Click here for the recipe.
Try these delicious, quick and easy dal recipes at home and share your experience in the comments section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal does not share food. A cake near you will be sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. In addition to sugar loading, she loves to meet friends with a plate of momos. Most likely she will find her soulmate in a food app.