Split Chickpeas with Carrots/ Cholar Dal Gajar Diye

"Split chickpeas cooked with tomatoes and carrots is a great accompaniment as a side dish and traditionally served with basmati rice or roti."
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 50mins
Serves or Makes: 5

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  • 1 cup chana dal
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup dessicated coconut
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon powder turmeric
  • salt
  • 2 inch piece cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • pinch of asafetida
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 whole red chilies
  • 1 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter


  • Step 1

    Cook dal on the stove top for 50 mins till done with salt, turmeric and about 4 cups of water. This process can be quickened considerably by using a pressure cooker and cooking for 7-8 whistles.

  • Step 2

    Heat ghee and temper the following: cumin seeds, asafetida, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon and red chilies. Cook for a few seconds till you get the aroma.

  • Step 3

    Add coconut and fry for a minute or so till it turns golden.

  • Step 4

    Add cooked dal, grated carrots, sugar and chopped tomatoes. Cook for about 10 mins. Serve hot with rice or roti.

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