Dal

By Jojo
@Sojourn (5180)
India
April 25, 2019 8:37am CST
It is one of the simple yet tasty dishes which is popular across our country. In South India it may be called by a different name (Sambaram I guess).It consists of different lentils or pulses as the basic ingredient.It may be prepared as plain soup or as a curry (rich with spices). It is eaten with rice, flatbread, rice cakes etc. During the summer times, we often make plain lentil soups. It is a good source of protein. Did you have this food or would like to have it? Image:vegrecipesofIndia.com
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@louievill (22009)
• Philippines
25 Apr
Never tasted it but I'm willing to try.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
25 Apr
It is savoury in taste.Easy to make as well.
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@louievill (22009)
• Philippines
25 Apr
@Sojourn I'm a curry fan, I make curry dip when I crave, I like all types of spices, for sure I will like this.
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@LadyDuck (222885)
• Switzerland
25 Apr
I love this dish, I make it at home time by time. My husband loves spicy Indian food.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
25 Apr
That's nice to know. Do you make the curried or the souped one, generally?
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@LadyDuck (222885)
• Switzerland
25 Apr
@Sojourn I usually make the curried, it is the one I prefer.
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@kepweng (24046)
• United States
17 May
@LadyDuck does indian food taste good??
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@Porcospino (25171)
• Denmark
25 Apr
I have eaten it in an Indian restaurant in my country. I liked it a lot.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
25 Apr
You can try this at home. It is easy.
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@Porcospino (25171)
• Denmark
25 Apr
@Sojourn We might try to make it at home one day I think that my husband would like it, too.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
26 Apr
@Porcospino It will taste better if you can cook it in mustard oil.
@Sreekala (31561)
• India
27 Apr
In North India 'Dal' is a must with rice, For South people it is Sambar. The difference (you know it better) for Dal, there won't be other vegetables but for sambar all veggies will be there. Being in North I make both occasionally.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
27 Apr
Which dal do you like (like chana dal, arahar ka dal etc. )?
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@Sreekala (31561)
• India
29 Apr
@Sojourn I love all, I sue arhar dal for making sambar, but chana with other veggies.
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@FayeHazel (28413)
• United States
26 Apr
Oh that looks good. I had some curry soup which I didn't know the name of. Now I wonder if it was Dal
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
26 Apr
What color was it? Dal is yellow in color, especially if you add turmeric.
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@FayeHazel (28413)
• United States
28 Apr
@Sojourn Ah yes - this was also yellow, like in your picture. There was a bit of chicken and onion in it, but the main thing was the delightful broth - which tasted both like curry and warm - like hot pepper
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@dgobucks226 (17464)
25 Apr
I like lentil soup! Ours is a different colored texture brown than the one in the photo. Your right about lentils they are very healthy for you
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
26 Apr
Well, the color comes from two things here, one from the use of mustard oil and the other from the use of turmeric.
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@dgobucks226 (17464)
26 Apr
@Sojourn Oh I see... Thanks for explaining!
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@BarBaraPrz (23117)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Apr
I haven't had dal in a long time, but I do like it.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
25 Apr
Nice to know you like them. Where did you had them first?
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@BarBaraPrz (23117)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Apr
@Sojourn I can't remember.
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@Corbin5 (144995)
• United States
25 Apr
I would like to try this food, It sounds good to me.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
26 Apr
You can even add minced meat to it.
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@amadeo (94970)
• United States
25 Apr
we have lentil soup many times.My husband does a great job from scratch.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
25 Apr
That's good.
@dya80dya (15313)
• Romania
25 Apr
I haven't tried it, but I wish I can taste it.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
25 Apr
It is savoury. It is basically a soup made with pulses. You may try it at home.
@moonandstars (16504)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Apr
Of course I would try it. Looks yummy!
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
29 Apr
It is good for the hair.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
29 Apr
@Sojourn O, I've heard ghee is good. This as well?
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
29 Apr
@moonandstars Ghee for hair? Well,I don't know about that
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@Gillygirl (29857)
• Sutton, England
4 May
I have had Dal at Indian restaurants in the UK. A plain lentil soup is yummy.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
4 May
Glad you liked it. You may try this at home too.
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@Gillygirl (29857)
• Sutton, England
4 May
@Sojourn Thank you.
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@Tonietta (900)
3 May
Oh I miss that with fish curry on the side delicious:)
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
4 May
Are you having an Indian meal in a restaurant ?
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@Tonietta (900)
4 May
@Sojourn once in awhile but I do have an Indian friend before and loves to cook, spicy but very yummy:)
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@DianneN (119354)
• United States
1 May
Oh, I love it, but have only had it in Indian restaurants.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
1 May
Those that we make every other day is nothing fancy,you know, It is basically a simple soup of pulses with only additive is turmeric and salt.If you want to spice things up, there are various elaborate processes,though.
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@DianneN (119354)
• United States
1 May
@Sojourn I really should look up some recipes online. I do love it!
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@mayka123 (12811)
• India
27 Apr
I love dal and make it atleast three or four times a week.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
27 Apr
That's great. Which dal do you make often?
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@mayka123 (12811)
• India
27 Apr
@Sojourn I try different ones each time i cook. And sometimes a combination of two or three different types.
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@ShifaLk (12845)
• India
3 May
Yeah I like the yellow one. And I have heard I cook this one awesome
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
3 May
That's good.
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@kareng (11840)
• United States
28 Apr
I've never had it but would like to try it. It looks delicious.
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@resukill22 (12017)
• Philippines
28 Apr
Never tried to Taste it,