Dal Kanda

By Chef Varsha D

Preparation Time : 3 Hrs

Tags: Saoji


Serves 2

This dish is a traditional saoji dish prepared by letting the flavors of raw spices simmer with aromatic onions.

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Dal Kanda is a Saoji cuisine from Maharashtra, which has some origin in the Malwa region. As the name suggests, the dish contains a generous amount of onions and bengal gram dal. Dal Kanda has its variations, but our chef uses her traditional family recipe which gives it a unique taste. With a generous amount of onions, the dish is healthy as onions have less calories and are rich in antioxidants; whereas chana dal is a good source of plant-based protein and helps in lowering blood pressure.

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Chef Varsha D


Serves 2




To enjoy this dish, you can eat it with any flatbread of your choice or with some steamed rice. You can break a bite sized piece of the flatbread and scoop some dal kanda or you can pour some of it over some steamed rice. It's supposed to be enjoyed hot and can be eaten at either lunch or dinner. The dish has a very thick gravy which consists of softened dal and onions.