Chana dal by greenbowl2soul | Quick & Easy Recipe | The Feedfeed
Chana dal
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"A delicious, flavorful, creamy lentil recipe, chana dal is made using split Bengal gram. The lentil is first cooked with salt and turmeric and then tempered with onions, tomatoes and a few spices. This easy vegan and gluten-free recipe is perfect for protein rich meatless meals."
-- @greenbowl2soul

Details

Prep time 10mins
Cook time 25mins
Serves or Makes: 4

Recipe

  • 1 cups chana dal
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1/ 2 teaspoons ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1/ 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1/ 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 2 1/ 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoons mustard oil/ any oil of your choice
  • Salt as per taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

Method

  • Step 1

    Wash the lentil nicely. Put the lentil, water, salt, and turmeric powder in the pressure cooker and cook till three whistles.

  • Step 2

    In a small pan, heat oil. Add all the dry spices and saute for a few seconds till they become fragrant and stop spluttering.

  • Step 3

    Add chopped onions and fry till they become golden brown

  • Step 4

    Next, add the tomato, green chilies, and ginger. Cook for around 5-6 minutes or till the tomatoes are nicely cooked.

  • Step 5

    Pour this tomato mixture over the cooked dal and mix.

  • Step 6

    Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with roti or rice.