Microwave Pulao and Tadka Dal (Mung Beans) – Vegan/Vegetarian

  • Sat · Jul 11 1:00 am Africa/Abidjan
  • Virtual Venue
    Hosted from: Virtual, CA
  • Ages 21 & up
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Language: English

$15 per person6 tickets remaining!


Microwave Pulao and Tadka Dal (Mung Beans) – Vegan/Vegetarian

Ah, the cuisine of India! And the aroma of its spices! It made the Europeans salivate and their daring explorers risk their lives to find a sea route to India! That remarkable cuisine is now yours to create and enjoy through this class. 

This class is limited to 8 people for an intimate and interactive experience. 

Pulao is an Indian dish made with long grain rice or basmati rice, spices, and lots of vegetables. It is very popular in Indian households. There are many regional as well as family variations to making it. We will be making a pulao entirely in the microwave! Its convenience is so unbeatable! This easy recipe is my go-to option on the days when I am tired and want a no-fuss, no-mess cooking. 

We will also be making ‘dal’ too – a soup made of split yellow mung beans, as an accompaniment to the pulao. It’s loaded with protein and delicious too!

Ingredients for Rice

1/2 cup Basmati Rice (optional - use quinoa instead of rice)

1.5 to 2 tablespoons oil

3/4 cup frozen mixed vegetables (peas, beans, carrots, corn)

About 1/2 an onion

1 green chili (optional) 

½ inch cinnamon

2 cloves

One small bay leaf

1 teaspoon grated garlic (optional)

1/4 teaspoon grated ginger

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

Garam Masala 

Turmeric powder (optional)


Ingredients for Mung Dal Tadka

· ½ cup Split Yellow Mung Beans

· 1 small tomato

· ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

· Red chili powder

· ½ teaspoon cumin seeds

· 2 dry red chilies (Optional)

· Salt

Where to buy the ingredients

- Indian grocery stores

- Walmart

- Etsy

- Amazon

Your host

Yaymaker Host Sheela Vijay located in FREMONT, CA

To Sheela, cooking is a joy and a passion right from childhood, inspired by her loving grandmother. With a particularly rich and diverse repertoire of Indian dishes, she has wielded the chef's spoon creatively for 30 years delighting her family and friends, and finding fulfillment in it. A fearless experimenter, she believes that you can become a great cook, armed only with interest and no gifts. She is a former school teacher and principal, and enjoys arts and crafts, and growing her own organic vegetables too.

Host Reviews

5 out of 5 (5 reviews)
Verified Cooking Guest

She's a great teacher ... very patient and engaging :) I'd take another class from her

Verified Cooking Guest

She is very personable. The class was fun and the pace was great. I also loved learning about India.

Verified Cooking Guest

She made us feel at home and comfortable with the ingredients and making the dish.

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