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Ju's Kitchen

A Recipe you must try

Lakadong Mirch Sweet Potato Dal


  • 2 cups black dal
  • 2 sweet potatoes chopped
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons Zizira's Lakadong Mirch
  • 1 teaspoon cumin or jeera
  • Any leafy vegetable of your choice
  • 1 bunch spring onion finely chopped for garnishing


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a pan.
  • Once the oil is hot, add in 1 chopped onion, 2 cloves of chopped garlic, 2 teaspoons of Lakadong Mirch and 1 teaspoon of cumin or jeera.
  • Saute for about 1 minute on low heat.
  • Turn up the heat to medium and add 2 sweet potatoes that have been cut into chunks. and stir everything together.
  • Add in 2 cups of black dal.
  • Add water to the pan and bring the liquid to boil and add some salt to taste, then reduce the heat, cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or more till the lentils are tender.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly and then add your leafy vegetable of choice.
  • Finally, cut up some spring onions to garnish your dish!

Want to try this recipe?

Savour the taste of wholesome dal and sweet potatoes spiced with our Lakadong Mirch!


A place where tasty recipes meets healthy living, Ju’s Kitchen is the place for all things food. 

Ju’s Kitchen is a space where every day ingredients take the forefront, and exciting recipes are born. From local favourites to fresh new ideas, Ju’s Kitchen is curated to embrace all cultures from across the country.

What is Ju’s Kitchen? 

Headed by Juban, our innovative and creative team member, Ju’s Kitchen is birthed from the idea of creating an online space where simple and healthy recipes are transformed into favourite dishes that one can whip up in no time.

The core idea of Ju’s Kitchen seeks to break away from the conventional claim that ‘healthy food can never be as good or as tasty’. And here’s where Ju’s Kitchen comes into the picture. When creativity meets healthy food choices, anything is possible and that includes healthy recipes as well! 

What’s in store? 

Ju’s Kitchen was also created to showcase the amazing and unique ingredients that Meghalaya has to offer. How they are used, and which recipes absolutely compliments these ingredients is what Ju’s Kitchen is all about. 

Better yet, Ju’s Kitchen is not limited to only Meghalaya’s recipes. Ju’s take on classic pan Indian recipes with a healthy twist is also one of the perks of this series.  

From shakes to cakes, to soups and salad, smoothies and tea, and so much more! Ju’s Kitchen is packed with amazing recipes that you can try out today!  

Most of the ingredients used in the recipes are readily available and easy to find. And what’s more, you can even buy some if not all of Zizira’s ingredients so that you can start your journey towards a fun and healthy lifestyle filled with tasty and simple recipes. 

So, its time to get your cook on! 

Happy cooking!

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