Chana Dal/Split ChickPea Dal

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Friday, October 12, 2012

Blog Hop Wednesday, Event happening Every month, hosted by Radhika of Tickling palates, where we are paired with a blogger and we have to try out a recipe for their blog. I have missed BHW for the past 2 months, after the arrival of Junior. :). Now, since i have started with my regular blogging, here i m with BHW too. 
This month i m paired with Nayna of Simply.Food. She needs no introduction at all, the Mastermind behind Flavors of Series!!. I actually thought of doing her Riz bi dfeen, lebanese Rice recipe, but with little master around, not getting time to spend in the kitchen. So i chose an easy recipe to make Chana Dal/Split Chickpea Dal, but for sure i m going to try her lebanese rice Recipe!!!

1/2 Cup Chana Dal/Gram Dal
1 Medium-Size Tomato
1/2 tsp Shredded Ginger
1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
Salt to taste
Fresh Coriander for Garnish

1 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 no Red Chili, broken
a sprig of curry leaf
hing and turmeric, each a pinch

  • Soak Chana Dal Overnight in 1 Cup of Water. Next Day Morning, Pressure Cook the Dal for  3 Whistles. The Dal Shouldn't turn Mushy, It should hold the Shape and Cooked.
  • Heat a  Oil given under " Tempering" in a Kadai/Non-Stick Pan. Add Mustard Seeds, when it crackles add broken red chili, cumin, curry leaf, hing and turmeric. 
  • Next add minced garlic and chopped tomatoes. Add half cup of water, add Chili, Coriander powder and Salt. Let the tomato cook and release oil.
  • Add the Cooked Chana Dal along with the water. Mix well. Try to mash a little dal with the back of the laddle to get a thick consistency.
  • Let it sit on the stove for 5-8 minutes. Garnish with Coriader leaves and Take it off the stove. Serve Hot with Rice or Roti.
Sending this to Favorite Recipes - Vegetarian Recipes Event, happening @ Zesty South Indian Kitchen

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