I wanted to post on Indian daals or lentils which we use in our cuisine. I saw many fellow bloggers from the west visitng our blog for the recipes. I thought it would be easier for them if I could write on daals and what name I give them and what all I use in the seasoning. So here it is.
I am ashamed to say that I myself do not know the names of some lentils in Hindi. I remember all the names in Telugu, which is my mother tongue. So I searched for the names on the internet and this is what I found on About.com. I would suggest visiting that site for information on daals and I shall name the daals here in Telugu and what it is called in Hindi. Guys, visit the site for pictures.
- Masoor Dal : Erra kandi pappu
- Saabut Moong Dal : Pesalu
- Moong Dal : Pesara pappu
- Toor / Arhar Dal : Kandi pappu
- Split Urad Dal : Minapa pappu ( with pottu , pottu means covering )
- Urad Dal : Minapa pappu
- Chana Dal : Senaga pappu
- Kabuli Chana : Senagalu
- Lobia : Alchandalu
- Rajma : Rajma
Hope you guys will not find it difficult to find the right ingredients in my recipes from now on. Happy cooking.