Tuesday, 16 October 2012


Chana Dal

  • 1 cup chana daal
  • 7 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tblsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1/2 tsp chopped garlic 1 chopped garlic clove
  • Soak the chana daal in 4 cup water for 2-3 hours then wash and drain.
  • Boil 3 cups water, ginger, turmeric and the salt in a pan.
  • Add the chana dal, cover the pan and cook over medium flame for 30 min or till the dal is tender and stiring occasionally.
  • Stir the dal when cooked.
  • For the tempering heat ghee in a pan and when hot add cumin seeds. When the seeds begin to sputter add garlic.
  • Stir well and fry till the garlic turns light brown. Add the red chilly powder and stiring it, pour it immediately over the cooked dal and cover the pot
  • Chana dal is ready to be served with rice or bread.


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