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dal kadhi recipe | chana dal kadhi | healthy Indian kadhi is a perfect blend of Indian flavours and aroma. Learn how to make chana dal kadhi.

To make dal kadhi, clean, wash and soak the chana dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 30 minutes. Drain well. Combine the chana dal and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and ginger-green chilli paste and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Add the capsicum and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the cooked chana dal and salt, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the curds, sugar and coriander, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously. Serve hot.

A wholesome kadhi that uses cooked chana dal instead of besan. You will enjoy the texture of this thick dal kadhi, as well as the lingering mouthwatering flavour, brought about by simple spices.

Another special aspect of this chana dal kadhi is the addition of chopped capsicum, which imparts not just crunch but also a flavour and aroma that you will surely relish.

Health conscious can reduce the amount of oil used for tempering and avoid the addition of sugar to make healthy Indian kadhi. They can also make their choice between the use of full fat curd and low fat curd depending on the amount of fat allowed in their diet. Dal and curd both are a very good source of protein, which adds satiety and boosts metabolism. Weight-watchers, heart patients and diabetics can enjoy healthy Indian kadhi.

Tips for dal kadhi. 1. Chana dal has to be soaked for 30 minutes. So plan for it in advance. 2. To make thin dal kadhi, while pressure cooking add 2½ cups of water instead of 2 cups of water. 3. To further add a touch of nourishment, you can add some finely chopped spinach or methi to the dal after sauteing the capsicum.

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Dal Kadhi, Healthy Indian Kadhi recipe - How to make Dal Kadhi, Healthy Indian Kadhi

Soaking time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients
Method
For dal kadhi

    For dal kadhi
  1. To make dal kadhi, clean, wash and soak the chana dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 30 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Combine the chana dal and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and ginger-green chilli paste and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  6. Add the capsicum and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Add the cooked chana dal and salt, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the curds, sugar and coriander, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  9. Serve the dal kadhi hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy271 cal
Protein12.2 g
Carbohydrates33.4 g
Fiber7.9 g
Fat9 g
Cholesterol6 mg
Sodium44.8 mg
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What is dal kadhi made off?

    What is dal kadhi made off?
  1. What is dal kadhi made off? chana dal kadhi is made from 1 cup chana dal (split bengal gram), 3/4 cup whisked curds (dahi), 1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera), 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing), 1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste, 1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum, 1 tsp chilli powder, salt to taste, 1 tsp sugar and 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania).

washing and soaking urad dal

    washing and soaking urad dal
  1. This is what chana dal looks like.
  2. Put chana dal in a bowl of water and wash several times.
  3. This is the washed chana dal. Water will be a bit muddy but that is okay.
  4. Cover and soak chana dal for 30 minutes.
  5. Chana dal after soaking. See that it has swollen up.
  6. Drain chana dal.
  7. Keep aside.

pressure cooking the dal

    pressure cooking the dal
  1. In a pressure cooker put washed and soaked chana dal (split bengal gram). This will be more than 1 cup as we soaked 1 cup and the volume of dal will increase.
  2. Add 2 cups of water.
  3. Mix well.
  4.  Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.

making dal kadhi

    making dal kadhi
  1. Heat 1 tbls oil in a deep non-stick pan.
  2. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera).
  3. Cook for a few seconds and let the cumin seeds crackle.
  4. Add 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing).
  5. Add 1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste.
  6. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  7. Add 1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum.
  8. Add 1 tsp chilli powder.
  9. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  10. Add the cooked chana dal.
  11. Add salt to taste. We used 1 tsp salt.
  12. Mix well.
  13. Cook on a slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  14. Add 3/4 cup whisked curds (dahi).
  15. Add 1 tsp sugar.
  16. Add 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania).
  17. Mix well.
  18. Cook on a slow flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  19. Serve hot.

tips for dal kadhi

    tips for dal kadhi
  1. Chana dal has to be soaked for 30 minutes. So plan for it in advance. 
  2. To make thin dal kadhi, while pressure cooking add 2½ cups of water instead of 2 cups of water. 
  3. To further add a touch of nourishment, you can add some finely chopped spinach or methi to this dal after sauteeing the capsicum. 

Reviews

Dal Kadhi
 on 22 Mar 13 12:27 PM
5

Very tasty recipe...
Dal Kadhi
 on 03 Mar 13 09:49 PM
5

Cooked Chana dal pieces in a lovely curd gravy.
Dal Kadhi
 on 07 May 11 03:47 AM
5