Sunday, May 30, 2010

chana dal

Dals are very important meals in all our indian families ,this chana dal recipe is quite common and known by everyone but still i felt like posting it ,dals are very healthy ,beneficial and are packed with protiens and vitamins ,though i was not fond of any of the dals when i was young but after marraige i really started eating and now being a mother i force my daughter also to  take it but even she dosent like it somehow ,i ges its in her genes ;),but im sure even when she grows up she will start developing the taste,really wonder sometimes why children are not dal friendly :?

ingredients :
1 cup chana dal
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
1 green chilli chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp red chilli pwd
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
1 tsp garam masala pwd
1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida pwd
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
chopped corriander leaves
method :
Wash and soak chana dal for half an hr.Pressure cook chana dal with enough water and taking care tthat it gets cooked but still maintaining its shape.Heat oil,add cumin seeds,let it splutter,add hing,ginger garlic paste,green chillies and onions.Saute onions for a while,add tomatoes,all the masalas,salt and let it cook for a while till tomatoes are little pulpy and leaves oil.Add cooked chana dal and gently mix well.Add little water if required to make the desired consistency ( i usually add less as we like thick dal ).Garnish with corriander and serve hot with phulkas/chapatis/parathas/rice.
sending this to delicious dal event hosted by suma of veggie platter.


  1. interesting recipe...sounds yummy n tasty dear.

  2. wow, looks so nice, goes very well along with paratha. Yes children are a bit fussy in eating dals, but soon they will realize their benefits once they grow up.

  3. Chana daal has been always my fav. my kids loves it too...yours looks tempting and love to have with rice...:-)))

  4. thank u jay,priya,suhaina and jagruti..

  5. really delicious one..i like to have it with poori or batura..nice combo na..and one best thing its easy to cook.

  6. This dhal looks tasty and delicious.Nice vibrant colours too.


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