What's the first thing that comes to your mind when somebody talks about Indian classic food? For most of us, it's khichdi or dal-chawal or dal-roti. One ingredient that is common in all these recipes is Dal. However, no matter how hard we try, there are times when we end up making extra dal without realising that it may get wasted. Ever thought of turning this leftover dal into a quick and delicious meal? From dal pakora and paratha to patties, these dishes will not only save your time and efforts but will also break the monotony of having the same dish over and over again.
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If you are planning to throw leftover dal from yesterday's dinner, then stop! Here are 5 ways in which you can rustle up some fine dishes from dal you are about to waste.
Here're 5 Delicious Recipes You Can Prepare With Leftover Dal:
1. Dal Paratha
A very simple and easy recipe that only requires wheat flour, dal, some spices. Knead wheat dough along with leftover dal and add some spices like red chilli powder, salt, coriander leaves etc. Now, heat a roti tawa and roll the paratha and cook. Serve with chutney, dahi or achaar and relish! Watch the recipe video here.
2. Bedmi Poori
A quintessential Indian breakfast - made with wheat flour and has a spicy dal filling, this recipe is delicious, easy and can be prepared in no time. All you need to keep in mind is the dough needs to be perfectly kneaded to get the required outer crunch of the pooris. Serve with aloo ki sabzi, methi ki chutney and enjoy the delicious meal. Watch the recipe video here.
3. Neer Dosa
Eaten as a breakfast in several parts of the country, Neer (water) dosa is a popular south Indian delicacy. But ever thought you can use leftover dal as a spread for making neer dosa? Wondering how? Click here.
4. Crispy Patties
We all know about the popularity of dal pakoras. But ever thought about dal tadka patties? Crispy and delicious, this tiny treat can be made with bare minimum ingredients. All you need is leftover dal tadka, besan flour, onion and some spices and it's done. You can enjoy these patties as your tea-time snack. Here's the recipe for you.
5. Dal Pakora
This recipe needs no introduction! Loved by all age groups, dal pakora is simply irresistible. To make this, all you need to do is mix leftover dal along with besan, rice flour, chopped onion followed by some spices and you are done. Serve it with mint chutney, tamarind chutney and enjoy the monsoon with these crispy dal fritters.
Who would have known that left-over dal can be so delicious? Try these recipes at home and let us know how you liked them in the comment section below.