Chana Dal Recipe

Learn how to make delicious Chana Dal at your home.


  • 1 cup split Bengal gram, soaked
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustards seeds
  • 4 dried red chillies
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1table spoon coriander powder
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 10 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2small brinjals, sliced
  • 5ladiesfinger cut in small pieces
  • 1tablespoon tamarind paste
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida
  • Salt to taste

Heat the oil in a cooker and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter add the red chillies, sauté for two minutes. Add the onion, garlic; turmeric and coriander continue sautéing on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

Add the drained Bengal gram, brinjals, ladies finger and tamarind and sauté on high heat for two or three minutes. Mix in the asafoetida and salt.

Add 2 cups of water, give full pressure for 5-7 minutes, cool naturally.

Serve with pulavo and tomatoes sauce.


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