Masala Chana Dal

Masala Chana Dal

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Chana dal is commonly used as one of the ingredients in various subzis, rice preparations and snacks. However, here is an accompaniment prepared from chana dal, spiked up with tomato pulp and onions, laced with simple spice powders. You will love the soothing flavour of this easy dal.

Masala Chana Dal recipe - How to make Masala Chana Dal

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1 cup chana dal (split bengal gram) , soaked for 3 hours and drained
1 tbsp oil
3/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup fresh tomato pulp
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the tomato pulp, turmeric powder, green chillies, chilli powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the chana dal and 1½ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  4. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  5. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy244 cal
Protein11.2 g
Carbohydrates34.8 g
Fiber8.8 g
Fat6.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium45.1 mg


Masala Chana Dal
 on 22 Nov 19 03:57 AM

should we eat this with rice or roti?
Masala Chana Dal
 on 22 Sep 15 06:50 PM

Great recipe, thanks! I added some Everest Sabji Masala for extra taste, which was perfect. Also, the chana dal needed five whistles in my case.