Chana dal Recipe (Punjabi chana dal masala) chana dal fry
Chana dal recipe - healthy, delicious and everyday dal recipe made with bengal gram.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 Servings
For pressure cooking dal-
- ½ cup Chana dal (Split bengal gram)
- 1 ½ cups Water
- ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
For chana dal recipe-
- 2 teaspoons Oil
- ½ teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
- ½ teaspoon Garlic paste or freshly grated
- 2 Green chilies chopped finely
- ½ cup Onion chopped
- 1 cup Tomato chopped
- 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
- a pinch Turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon Garam masala
For tadka (tempering) –
- 2 teaspoons Oil
- ½ teaspoons Mustard seeds
- ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
- 5-6 Curry leaves
- 1 Dried red chilies broken into two pieces
Making chana dal recipe:
Wash and soak the dal for at least 30 minutes or more. Then discard the soaking water.
Take soaked dal, water, salt and turmeric powder in a pressure cooker.
Cover the pressure cooker with the lid and put the weight on. Let it cook for 6-7 whistles on medium heat.
Let the pressure go down by itself. Then open the lid. Dal should be soft.
Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add ginger paste, garlic paste, and green chilies and ook for a minute.
Then add chopped onions. and cook till they become translucent.
Mix in chopped tomatoes and cook till they get soft.
Mix in Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt. Saute for a minute.
Add cooked dal with its water. If needed add extra water and make runny consistency.
Let it come to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
on another stove heat the oil in a small pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds. Let them pop.
Then add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
Add curry leaves and dried red chili. Add tempering to the dal.
Mix well and turn off the stove.
Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 5.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 618mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 4.4g | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 9%
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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