Chana dal | How to make Chana dal

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ByBindiya Sharma
Created on 16th Jul 2015
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  • By Bindiya Sharma
    Created on 16th Jul 2015

About Chana dal

Chana dal is the best dal for diabetics because of its low glycemic index, simply means it can never cause your sugar levels to spike up!

Chana dal is a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of Punjabi. Chana dal is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Chana dal is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is few minute and it takes 30 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Chana dal. It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Chana dal is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Chana dal is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Chana dal. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Chana dal at your home.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves4People
Chana dal

Ingredients to make Chana dal

  • 100g chana dal or chickpea lentils or Bengal gram
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida(heeng)
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves finely chopped

How to make Chana dal

  1. Soak chana dal in water for 2 hours.Wash it and take it out from the water.Now tranfer the chana dal in a pressure cooker.Add 1/2 tablespoon of salt and 1 cup of water.
  2. Heat pressure cooker on medium flame and after one whistle,lower the flame and cook for 7-8 minutes and then switch off the burner(total of 5-6 whistles).
  3. Meanwhile heat olive oil in a deep pan and add cumin seeds and onions.Saute until golden brown.
  4. Grind tomatoes and green chillies to make a thick paste.Add ginger- garlic paste in the pan and then add tomato paste.
  5. Stir for 2-4 minutes.Now add salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder,garam masala and hing.Mix well.
  6. Now remove the lid of the cooker and transfer chana dal to the pan.Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with some coriander leaves and serve with chappatis or rice.

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