Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Vegan MoFo - D is for Dal Makhani

When it came to the letter D there was no question about what I was going to make - Dal Makhani! I used to make Indian food on a weekly basis until my husband and son started losing interest in all curries apart from "butter chicken" and koftas. There is something about those little balls that my boys can't get enough of. Personally, my love has always been for dal and although I have tried so many different varieties over the years it is difficult to pick a favourite.

Dal Makhani was chosen for Vegan MoFo as it is one of my most treasured dal recipes and judging from my post where you can find the recipe, it has been over 6 months since I last made it! Black lentils and kidney beans mixed with tomatoes and spices, finished off with a cashew cream is such a divine combination. The man isn't usually very enthused about dal but last night he totally enjoyed the meal and commented several times about how good it was. As we have eaten a fair bit of rice recently, I served the dal with frozen store-bought parathas which puffed up beautifully after a quick fry in the pan. We enjoyed the dal and bread with one of our regular Indian vegetable side dishes which also appeared in my dal makhani post, punjabi cabbage.

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  1. This looks amazing! Something I absolutely need to add to my table :)

  2. i love your a-z posts- that is super creative! i've been wanting to make dal for a while, and you just reminded me- thanks for that ;)

  3. Thanks for the dal recipe, there's so many out there that I can never pick one to make from!

  4. Thanks greenmandarin - hope you give it a try one day. :)

    Thanks Caitlin - I really enjoyed following a few A-Z posts last year so I thought I would give it a try too!

    Thanks Emily - there are too many dal recipes out there! I still have plenty more I would like to try although I'm happy that this one has finally become popular at home because I love it. :D