Urad Dal Kachori (Indian Lentil Pastry)

Ingredients: Dough 1 cup All Purpose flour (plain flour or maida) 1 tablespoon fine sooji (semolina) 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons ghee / clarified butter Approx. 1/4 cup lukewarm water Filling 1/4 cup washed urad dal lentils (skinned black gram) 1 tablespoon fennel seeds coarsely grinded (saunf) 1 tablespoon coriander seeds coarsely grinded (dhania) 1 […]

Lentil Apple Salad

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/4 cups (250 grams) uncooked lentils 2-3 apples 4 tablespoons (or to taste) of apple vinegar (or regular vinegar) 4 tablespoons (or to taste) of olive oil Fresh tarragon (estragon) or crushed fennel seeds (to taste) Salt and pepper (to taste) Water for cooking (3 times the volume of lentils)

Lentil Soup

Ingredients: 10 oz of Brown Lentils, rinsed well 1/2 cup of Crushed Tomatoes or any tomato product (not ketchup) 2 or 3 Cloves of Garlic, peeled but not chopped 3 Stalks of Celery, minced 2 Tbsp of Parsley, chopped 1-1/2 Tbsp of Olive Oil 1-1/2 cups of Short Cut Pasta Salt and Pepper, to taste

Greek Lentil Salad

Ingredients: Brown or Green Lentils (Masur Daal) – 1 cup Water – 8 cups Smashed Garlic Cloves – 5 or to taste Salt – to taste Firm Tomatoes (Grape, Cherry or Roma) – 1 cup, cut Kalamata Olives – 1/4 cup, chopped or sliced Cucumber – 1/4, quartered Basil Leaves – handful, chopped or sliced […]

Kalmi Vada (Fried Lentil Patties)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup chana dal 1/4 cup split moong Dal 1-1/2 medium size boiled and mash potatoes (this should be about 3/4 cup of mashed potatoes) 2 green chili chopped adjust to taste (hari mirch) 1 tablespoon chopped ginger (adrak) 3/4 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste 1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper 2 teaspoon crushed coriander […]

Lentil Soup

Ingredients: 1 cup of red lentils 1 tomato – diced 1 carrot – peeled and diced 1 onion – chopped 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 teaspoon of minced garlic 1 teaspoon of salt + 1/2 teaspoon of cumin + 1/4 teaspoon of pepper (spiced to be adjusted to taste) 1 liter of water (4 […]

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