Vegan: Dhal and brown rice with a ginger honey garlic sauce

Vegan dhal brown rice

I love Indian food, over the years I’ve created numerous vegan and non-vegan dishes.  When prepared for others, I don’t have any complaints. Earlier today I prepared this wonderful dhal. The brown rice and the honey garlic and ginger sauce that was made yesterday, was added to the dish. It was simple, delicious, and nutritious.

Dried lentils

Dhal is a thick soup usually prepared from lentils. However,  I’ve also seen it made from peas or other dried beans. I make mine with lentils. Dhal makes a delicious base for the numerous types of dhal that I prepare. Dhal is commonly served with flatbread and over rice.

Today, I didn’t make any chapati (Indian flat bread which is quite simple to make) but I did add a twist (to the way I normally prepare this dish) I added a sauce. I have leftover dhal and rice, so perhaps I’ll make some chapati tomorrow?

With my old site, VeganMomma, dhal was one of the most popular dishes I’d make. Those posts received a lot of hits! It also brought about some interesting discussions from the various food bloggers that would stop by and comment about the types of dhal they prepared ( a few were from India) or eaten at restaurants. On that site, when it came to food I only wrote about vegan food. However the majority of my commentators were non-vegan.

I place Dhal in the ‘comfort food‘ category, simple, flavorful, and oh so satisfying.

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We get dhal here with the Indian breads such as roti canai or roti phrata (many locals make this here) and the best ones would be the thick ones with a lot of the beans. Some are so diluted – those are not nice at all. I’ve tried some Indian vegetarian dishes and I love them – in fact, I love Indian food…a lot!
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[…] in chaptis (or rotis) I also added chopped onion to the ingredients. I also included some of the dhal I’d made yesterday, and although it turned out well it wasn’t exactly a flatbread, more […]


Girl! You know I LOVE Dhal! 🙂
This looks FAB 🙂
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[…] but one of my favorite ways to prepare them is with dhal and chapati. The above photos, is taken from this post that I created on March 31, 2012. It’s dhal with brown rice and a honey ginger garlic sauce. […]