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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Glossary - D


  • Dahi / Sour curd: Strained yoghurt, yoghurt cheese, labneh or Greek yoghurt (in northern Europe and US) is a traditional food in the Middle East and South Asia, where it is often used in cooking.
  • Daal: Daal is an Indian word, which includes dried peas, beans, and lentils that are red, yellow orange, or pink, plus split peas and other legumes. Daal can also be used to describe a soup like dish prepared with lentils. Dals are the primary source of protein in a vegetarian diet.
  • Dalchini / Darchim: Cinnamon
  • Dewa: Lentils. There are over sixty types of lentils. The most common types are masoor, channa and urad
  • Dhania: Coriander
  • Dhansak: Traditional chicken or meat dish cooked in lentil and vegetable puree
  • Doroo: Celery
  • Dum: A way to steam foods in a pot with a tightly covered lid or a sealed pot. Dum means, "to steam" or "mature" a dish.
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