Also known as baigan chokah, this dish is often eaten with simple whole-grain flatbreads, such as chapatis, or rice. It can also be served as part of a meal in small, individual bowls. This recipe is courtesy of Madhur Jaffrey.
This simple dish, also known as carrot poriyal, complements most Indian meals. Leftovers can be added to salads. Urad dal are small lentils that have been skinned and split; they can be found at Indian markets or kalustyans.com. This recipe is courtesy of Madhur Jaffrey.