Biryani Flavoured Indian Brown Lentil Stew with Vegetable Pilaf


A dish inspired by Veg Biryani, keeping in mind the visual appeal and nutritional value of the dish. I added Saboot masoor to the biryani gravy to increase the protein value of the dish and instead of cooking the vegetables in gravy, i added it to the rice which not only helps increasing the visual appeal but also maintains the nutrition value of the veggies by not overcooking them. Paired with papad and served with Tomatoes and Cucumber to lighten up the dish. You can also use tomatoes instead of yogurt to make dal and then pair it with cucumber raita (Cucumber Yogurt) instead of Tomato-Cucumber Salad.

Continue reading

Papdi ma Muthia Recipe- Spinach Fenugreek dumplings in flat green bean sauce.


Surat is famous for its superior flat green bean (Surat ni papdi). Hence many Famous Surti Dishes revolves around papdi, whether it be Undhiyu, Lilva or Val ni dal made from its dry form. Dishes made from papdi holds the status of being served on a special occasions. Papdi and sorghum flour is widely used in households of Surat. With so many greens, lentils and whole grain flour, it makes up a healthy dish. The dumplins are made from clenched fist called muthi in gujarati, hence getting the name muthia.

Continue reading

Dal Fry and Jeera Rice Recipe (Lentil Stew with Cumin Rice).

Dal Fry & Jeera Rice

Dal with rice is the staple of India. Lentils act as a ready source of protein for majority of Indians who are vegetarians. Dal Fry and Jeera Rice is a restaurant style of ‘Dal and rice’ made at every home. However this recipe is as simple as one made at home with minimalistic Ingredients. Instead of pressure cooker, we use clay pot for cooking dal in a traditional way. We made it with tuvar dal and chana dal. You can also make it with only tuvar dal or with various combination of lentils like masoor dal, moong dal, dhuli urad dal, toor or channa dal.

Continue reading