Bihari Channa Dal

India has such a beautiful array of regional food, it will be lifetimes before anyone can try it all. I will do my bit to keep sharing whatever I know and love so that you can try new things and develop an even deeper love and appreciation for Indian food 🙂 The Aloo posto, kasundi chicken, pepper chicken , lemon rice are some such dishes you must try!

Given my Bihari-Bengali roots, it’s natural to want to share some of those cuisines more than others 🙂 This simple channa (split Bengal gram) dal is a staple in most Bihari households.

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Dal Tadka

Dal Chawal (Lentils with Rice) has got to be one of the most comforting, nostalgia-inducing meals for Indians. It is such a staple in every house, in almost every meal. There are many dals out there, made in various ways and each household has their go-to version of this happiness giving combo.

In our house, it was arhar (aka toor/split pigeon peas) dal. Made pretty much everyday. To date, this is my go-to comfort food. The simplicity, the flavour, the wholesomeness – unparalleled.

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