Friday, July 9, 2010

Dahl and Rice and Everything Nice

I know, I know. I have already posted about dahl.... see recipe here. Damn Good Dahl. I just can't help myself. I love it and it is such nourishing food for the entire family. You can get away for eating this meal for under $5.00 for a family of 4! So stock up your Indian Pantry on the essentials so you can make this healing meal that will leave you feeling satisfied with a smile! Invest once in your ingredients and you can easily include this inexpensive recipe into you rotation. Read more about the healing cuisine of India here. If you have any curiosity whatsoever about the healing properties of Ayurvedic Foods and Spices, please consider reading or purchasing Harish Johari's amazing book, Ayurvedic Healing Cuisine. He was an amazing man who took food to a spiritual level. A fantastic enlightening read.

Indian Pantry Essentials

Split Red Dal/Dahl  5 lbs... $10.00
Basmati Rice, the good stuff. Head to your Indian Grocer - we sacrifice organic for taste with this food. $10-20.. depending on size of bag. We like Tilda brand
Purity Farms Ghee $10.00
Organic Coconut Oil - Whole Foods Brand $6.99
Curry Leaves - Frozen Section of Indian Grocery
Brown Mustard Seeds - I keep 1/2 lb. on hand
Organic Turmeric Powder
Organic Ground Coriander
Organic Whole Cumin Seeds
Good Salt - I use a nice Hawaiian pink salt

You invest $50.00 and you will have the makings for at least 10 meals! All for under $5.00 per meal. Top with fresh cilantro and serve with cucumber and yogurt raita. You won't regret it. Remember, cook with love - pass it on! ♥♥♥


  1. Your photo montage at the top is great! Now you have me craving Dahl, and I just ate lunch a few hours ago!

    Bon appetit!

  2. Great list - and you are so right! Tilda IS THE BEST BASMATI!

  3. I'm pretty fond of dahl, too. Delish recipe. I've found fresh curry leaves in Indian markets. They are usually somewhat hidden in small, thin packets among the other produce.

  4. @ Chef Ryan - Thank you for the your honor, I purchased some Andouille sausage today at market..looking forward to some Cajun this week!

  5. Belinda - You are correct, Tilda is wonderful! love it -

    @ Susan - Wow.. I am going to have to start peeking around at our Markets in town to see if I can get some fresh leaves. I love how they crackle when I put them in.


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