Spicy Sindhi Dal

Spicy Sindhi Dal

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Chana dal has a somewhat rustic but very satiating texture, flavour and aroma compared to other dals, and if used properly, it can turn into a brilliant accompaniment, as in the case of this Spicy Sindhi Dal. Smartly flavoured with everyday ingredients like green chillies and onions, this dal gets its intense taste from a combination of readily available spice powders and a dash of lime juice as well. Serve hot with a bowl of steaming rice or phulkas.

Spicy Sindhi Dal recipe - How to make Spicy Sindhi Dal

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  1. Combine the chana dal, salt, turmeric powder and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes, coriander-cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, garam masala and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally and mashing it lightly with the back of the spoon.
  6. Add the cooked dal and little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the lemon juice and coriander and mix well.
  8. Serve hot garnished with onion rings and a sprig of coriander.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy132 cal
Protein4.9 g
Carbohydrates17 g
Fiber3.8 g
Fat5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A232.4 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.7 mg
Vitamin C12.1 mg
Folic Acid38.1 mcg
Calcium40.8 mg
Iron1.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium19.7 mg
Potassium228.6 mg
Zinc0.5 mg
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Spicy Sindhi Dal
 on 14 Sep 12 10:05 AM

Chana dal tastes great when cooked with tomatoes and simmered with spices. The mouth feel of chana dal is always good. My daughters loved it and had 3 helpings.