Urad & Chana Dal Masala otherwise known as “Maa Chole ki Dal” is one that is commonly relished in Punjabi households. Made from tempering a combination of split urad dal and chana dal (split bengal gram) lentils in a typical Punjabi masala, this dish never fails to satisfy at dinner time! This is a favourite of my Pops, especially when served with red onion, raw mango pickle and fresh hot tandoori chappatis. Creamy in texture and spicy in flavour, it’s not hard to see why it tops his list (well..he doesn’t actually have a list..but if he did, it would!). Check out the recipe below. Comments/tweets are always appreciated!
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Last Saturday, we hosted our Indian Street Food cookery class at The Spice Club! We had an eclectic mix of students attend who arrived eager to learn how to prepare the delicious culinary delights that are regularly served on the roadsides in India.
Ma and I set a menu featuring regional street food snacks hailing from the north of India all the way to the south. From Puris (fried puffed breads) served with Jeera Aloo (spiced cumin potatoes), Stuffed Cauliflower Parathas served with Cucumber Raita to Urad Vada (doughnut shaped dal pakoras) served with Sambar Dal and Coconut Chutney. Hungry yet?!
Last Saturday saw the celebration of The Spice Club’s 2nd Birthday! We celebrated in style by hosting a home-made, grand, Indian feast with a menu featuring a mixture of classic Spice Club favourites and new dishes too. It doesn’t feel all that long ago when I approached my Mum with (what I thought was) a simple proposition…inviting strangers into our dining room for dinner. Of course without hindrance my Mum being the sensible and responsible parent she is, said no. After a little (a lot of) persuasion however, we were on the way to establishing our very own underground restaurant from our home! At our very first event we hosted a supper club for 8 guests.. 2 years on, we now host monthly dinners for 30 guests. I can’t believe how much we’ve grown over the last 2 years and would like to take a moment to say a big THANK YOU to all of our guests who have dined with us and supported us so far! Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are now! We’ve shared a lot of amazing moments with you over the last couple of years and as a result have made so many friends.