side dish

Recipes good to serve as side dish to the main course.

Dal dish

Total time
40 minutes
Yield
4 servings

Dal is the Indian name for lentils, includinng red split lentils. You can make a dal dish wiht the consistency of a soup or thicker, to serve as a wholesome vegetarian stew.

Indian rice dish

Total time
1 hour
Yield
4 servings

Bisi bele baath is a mixture of rice and lentils that forms the staple of many an Indian table. It is rich in traditional Indian spices and is simply delicious with tandoori chicken or all by itself.

As you would expect in such a diverse and ancient land, there are thousands of rice-based recipes. Nearly every family will have its own distinctive favorite. This recipe is an example that any diner will enjoy.

Naan bread

Naan bread.
Total time
40 minutes
Yield
6 servings

Naan is best served warm. It can be kept covered by a large bowl for a few minutes after baking, but avoid keeping it there too long, since this leads to excess moisture buildup and softening. If you want to make your own naan follow this one delicious recipe.