Chana dal

Chana dal
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Diet : Vegan, Vegetarian
Total time : 1 hr 30 mins
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Chana dal

Summary Not available
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: 10-30 min, Indian Home Style, North India
Person: 3
Calories: 1351kcal


  • 5 cup gram lentil gram lenthil
  • 6 cup water
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 5 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 chilies
  • 3 inch ginger
  • 1 tomato
  • 5 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 5 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tbsp lime juice


  • Preparation Add chana dal to a pot or cooker
  • Rinse a few times until water runs clear
  • Soak it in regular water for 1 to 4 hours as per your convenience
  • Later drain the water and pour 1¼ cups fresh water
  • If cooking in a pot pour 1½ cups water
  • Cook chana dal on a medium heat until soft and completely done
  • Dal must hold shape, yet get mashed well if you mash it
  • If using pressure cooker you may need to cook it any where for 3 to 5 whistles depending on the brand of cooker
  • When the pressure releases, open the lid
  • Tempering chana dal Heat ghee or oil in a pan
  • Add cumin and red chili
  • Saute until cumin begins to splutter
  • Add hing, green chilies and onions
  • Saute very well until the onions turn lightly golden
  • Next ginger or ginger garlic paste
  • Saute for 30 to 60 seconds until it turns aromatic
  • Add tomatoes, salt and turmeric
  • Saute and cook until the tomatoes turn soft
  • Next add chili powder and garam masala
  • Saute for 1 to 2 mins
  • Make sure raw smell of all the ingredients has gone completely & the masala smells good
  • Add chana dal along with the left over stock or water in the pot/ cooker
  • Mix everything well and if needed add little water to bring it to a consistency you like
  • Lightly mash the dal with the spatula to get a thick consistency
  • Cook until the chana dal begins to bubble well
  • Do not overcook
  • Add crushed kasuri methi and amchur powder (optional)
  • Stir and turn off the stove
  • Add some coriander leaves & squeeze in some lemon juice
  • Transfer chana dal to a serving bowl
  • Serve with rice, ghee, papad or a veg salad


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Calories: 1351kcal | Carbohydrates: 217g | Protein: 89g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 4011mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 37g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1199IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 15mg

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