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Chana dal Recipe – Chana dal Tadka fry – Punjabi chana dal masala

Chana dal Recipe – Chana dal Tadka fry – Punjabi chana dal masala

Chana dal has always been one of our favorite dal. Chana Dal made in punjabi style tastes awesome. This chana dal recipe adds up more indian flavors on your menu. Serve it to guests or have this yummy and nutritious dal anytime. I am sure everyone will relish it.

Here is a step by step recipe with pictures to make delicious and steaming hot bowl of dal. Serve this tantalizing and nutritious chana dal steaming hot along with chapatti, parantha, naan or rice.
Directions:

Getting ready:

Roughly chop the tomatoes, ginger and green chilly and put them to a mixer jar. Grind everything into fine paste and transfer it to a bowl.

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Soak the chana dal for 5-6 hours in water in a bowl. Later, drain out the excess water from the dal.

chana dalMaking:

Place a pressure cooker on flame and put soaked chana dal, 2 cups of water, half amount of turmeric powder and half amount of salt in it. Mix nicely and put the lid on. Cook the dal on high flame till a whistle is released. Afterward, reduce the flame to low and cook the dal for 5 minutes more. Later, turn off the flame and let the pressure settle on its own.

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Meanwhile, prepare the masala. For this, heat a pan on flame with 1-2 tbsp of ghee in it. When the ghee melts, add cumin seeds and asafoetida in the pan. As the seeds start crackling, add turmeric powder and coriander powder in the pan. Saute the masala for a while. Then add tomato-ginger-green chilly paste and red chilly powder in the pan and saute the masala for 3-4 minutes.

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By then, the pressure of the cooker will escape as well and on the other side oil will starts separating from the sides of the masala. Transfer the cooked chana dal in the pan followed by salt and desired amount of water. Mix properly, cover and cook the dal for 2-3 minutes.

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After 3-4 minutes, chana dal will be ready. Add garam masala and green coriander to the dal and mix well. Chana dal is now ready to serve, turn off the flame.

chana dalServing:

Serve this tantalizing and nutritious chana dal steaming hot along with chapatti, parantha, naan or rice.

Suggestion

  • If you are adding onion then make dal in oil.
  • For 4-5 members

Chana dal Recipe - Chana dal Tadka fry - Punjabi chana dal masala chana dal
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Chana dal – 1 cup
  • Tomatoes – 3
  • Ginger baton – 1 inch
  • Green chilly – 1
  • Green coriander – 2-3 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1-2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1 pinch
  • Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
  • Red chilly powder - ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala - ¼ tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp or to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash the tomatoes and green chilly thoroughly with water, allow them to dry out completely. Now roughly chop the tomatoes, ginger and green chilly and add it to a mixer jar. Put the lid on and grind everything into fine paste. Transfer it into a bowl. Soak the chana dal for 5-6 hours then drain out the excess water from it.
  2. Place a pressure cooker on flame and put soaked chana dal, 2 cups of water, half amount of turmeric powder and half amount of salt into it. Mix everything really well. Put the lid on and let the dal cook on high flame until the cooker releases a whistle. After that, put the flame on low and cook the dal for 5 minutes more. Then turn off the flame and let the pressure settle on its own.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the masala. For this, heat a pan and pour 1-2 tbsp ghee into it. When the ghee melts, add cumin seeds and asafoetida into it. After sauteing cumin seeds, add turmeric powder and coriander powder into it. Saute the masala for a while. Then add tomato-ginger-green chilly paste and red chilly powder into it. Mix everything really well and saute the masala for 3-4 minutes by stirring in-between until the ghee starts separating from its edges.
  4. After 3-4 minutes, masala will get roasted aptly. Pressure of the cooker is released completely as well. Open the lid and add the cooked chana dal into the roasted masala along with salt and desired amount of water. Mix everything really well, cover the pan and cook the dal for 2-3 minutes so that the dal absorbs the masala really well. After 3-4 minutes, remove the lid. Dal is now cooked aptly, add garam masala and green coriander into it. Mix them really well. Chana dal is now ready to serve, turn off the flame.
  5. Serve this tantalizing and nutritious urad and chana dal steaming hot along with chapatti, parantha, naan or rice.

 

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