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 Dal and chawal are probably the best combo meal, as firstly their preparation is less time consuming and secondly you will get all your portion of protein and carbohydrates from this meal. We will find different preparation of dal within India with each one of them has its own unique taste. But one common thing between these preparations is their spicy and tangy taste. But if i talk about Thai cuisine, then most of the preparation of the cuisine include the use of coconut milk, which gives it a very creamy taste and texture. Apart from enhancing the taste, coconut milk also increases the nutritious value of the  food.

Thai Dal


Cumin seed: 1 tsp

Green garlic: 3-4 Stems

Red chilies: 2-3

Boiled Tuvar dal: 1 cup

Coconut milk: 1.5 cups

Water: 2 cups

Chopped beans, carrots, potato, brinjal: 1/2 cups

Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp

Red chilies powder: 1 tsp

Garam masala: 1 tsp

Dhaniya powder: 1 tsp

Salt: As per taste


Take one pan; add one T spoon of cumin seeds. Let it crackle.

Add 2 medium sized chopped onions

Then add 2-3 stems of green garlic and red chilies, fry it well.

Add all chopped veggies

Add 1/2 cups of water and add salt, let it boil.

Once it gets boiled add 1/2 cups of coconut milk and mix it well

Add boiled dal and all the spices

Adjust the consistency by adding little more water.

Dal is ready.



Basmati rice: 1 cup

Onion: 2 medium size

Ghee: 1 spoon

Oil: 2 spoon

Cumin seeds: 1 tsp

Fenugreek seeds: 1/4th tsp

Coconut milk: 1.5cups

Water: 1.5cups


Take one pan add one spoon of ghee and 2 spoon of oil. 

Add 1 tsp of cumin seeds, let it crackle,

Add 1/4th tsp of fenugreek seeds

Add 1 cup soaked basmati rice

Add 1.5cups of coconut milk and 1.5cups of water

Add salt as per taste

Let it boil for 10-15 mins


Additional tips: i have used only tuvar dal, one can use mix dal like chana dal, masur dal and tuvar dal.