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The Everyday Moong Dal



Dal has always been the classic comfort food.


This is my everyday Dal. A warm fragrant bowl with a drizzle of lemon juice soothes and coddles like old socks when I am sick in bed. The hissing  of the pressure cooker speaks of homecoming and the emitting aroma welcomes us back after a long vacation. [...]


Aamer Dal/Tok Dal: Tangy Red Lentils with Green Mango




Aamer Dal or Tok Dal is a common name in a Bengali households during the summer months. As the months roll into the typical summer heat and the schools are out, the lunch menu at home slowly transited into light  meals to beat the heat.




Masala Chana Dal – Spiced Split Grams

I have got to love my life surrounded with little girls, candy trees, unicorns and … and also some masala chana dal.



Tomato Dal – Seasoned Lentils with Tomatoes

Hum dum dum ditty dum Hum dum dum — Oh the wind is lashing lustily And the trees are thrashing thrustily And the leaves are rustling gustily So it’s rather safe to say That it seems that it may turn out to be It feels that it will undoubtedly It looks [...]


Bhaja Muger Dal/Roasted Mung Soup

This recipe is a plain, simple comfort food;  the kind which takes me back home right when I start heating up my skillet.  The warm aroma stirs up the nostalgia, which hangs in thick clusters. Little strings of incidents line up like dew drops on a blade of grass while real and unreal blends [...]


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