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Chana Saag with Urad Dal Recipe

Chana Saag with Urad Dal Recipe – Chana Saag with Urad Dal

Chana saag urad dal is another highly nutritious and healthy recipe which is often included in or daily meals. Chana saag is often prepared along millet flour or maize flour or sauteed with potatoes and some spices. But today we are sharing a great and simple recipe of chana saag and urad dal with you all.

This chana saag urad dal recipe is really easy to make with this detailed recipe and step-by-step instructions. Go ahead and follow the recipe precisely to make perfect chana saag urad dal at your home and impress your dear ones. Serve it steaming hot with plain rice or jeera rice or with any Indian flatbreads and enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

Wash the urad dal thoroughly with water and soak it for 1 hour. After that, drain out the excess water from it.

chana saag urad dal

Rinse chana saag twice with water. Place it on colander so that the excess water gets drained out and allow the saag to dry out completely. Pluck the soft part of the chana saag and discard its hard stem. Now make a bunch of the saag and chop it finely. Keep it aside.

chana saag urad dal

Wash the tomato and green chilly thoroughly with water. Drain out the excess water from it and let them dry out completely. Roughly chop the tomato and green chilly. Peel and chop the ginger as well. Put everything into a mixer jar and grind it into fine paste.

Making:

Place the chopped chana saag, soaked urad dal, salt, red chilly powder and a cup of water. Mix everything really well. Put the lid on and let the saag cook on high flame until the cooker releases a whistle. After that, put the flame on low and cook the saag for 6-7 minutes more. Then turn off the flame and let the pressure settle on its own.

chana saag urad dal

Meanwhile, prepare the masala. For this, heat a pan and pour some oil into it. When the oil gets heated, add cumin seeds, asafoetida and tomato-ginger-green chilly paste into it. Mix it really well. Keep stirring continuously and saute the masala until the oil starts separating from its edges.

chana saag urad dal

After a while, oil has started leaving the edges of the masala. Pressure of the cooker is released completely. Open the lid and add the roasted masala into it. Turn on the flame.

chana saag urad dal

Add ½ cup of more water into it. Mix it really well. Cook the saag for 3-4 minutes more after it starts boiling. Now add garam masala into the sabzi. Mix it really well and let it cook for 1-2 minutes more.

chana saag urad dal

Chana saag urad dal is now ready. Turn off the flame and transfer the saag to a serving bowl.

chana saag urad dalServing:

Garnish this nutritious and lip-smacking chana saag urad dal with some ghee/butter and serve it steaming hot along with bajra roti or makka roti. Enjoy!

chana saag urad dalSuggestions

  • You can prepare it in another way as well. For this, heat the pressure cooker and add oil to it. Then add cumin seeds, asafoetida and tomato-ginger-green chilly paste into it. Roast it aptly. Now add urad dal, chana saag and water to it. Put the lid on and let the saag cook until the cooker releases a whistle. After that, let it cook for 6-7 minutes more. Chana saag urad dal will be ready.
  • If you are skipping tomato then grate the ginger or prepare its paste and finely chop the green chilly. Fry them to make the tempering and add it to the saag.

Chana Saag with Urad Dal Recipe chana saag urad dal
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Chana saag – 250 grams
  • Tomato – 1 (optional)
  • Green chilly – 2
  • Ginger baton – 1 inch
  • Urad dal - ¼ cup
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder - ¼ tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1-2 pinches
  • Garam masala – less than ½ tsp
Instructions
  1. Soak urad dal and chop chana saag. Prepare a paste of tomato, ginger and green chilly.
  2. Place the chopped chana saag, soaked urad dal, salt, red chilly powder and a cup of water. Mix everything really well. Put the lid on and let the saag cook on high flame until the cooker releases a whistle. After that, put the flame on low and cook the saag for 6-7 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 some oil into it. When the oil gets heated, add cumin seeds, asafoetida and tomato-ginger-green chilly paste into it. Mix it really well. Keep stirring continuously and saute the masala until the oil starts separating from its edges. After a while, oil has started leaving the edges of the masala. Pressure of the cooker is released completely. Open the lid and add the roasted masala into it. Turn on the flame.
  4. Add ½ cup of more water into it. Mix it really well. Cook the saag for 3-4 minutes more after it starts boiling. Now add garam masala into the sabzi. Mix it really well and let it cook for 1-2 minutes more. Chana saag urad dal is now ready. Turn off the flame and transfer the saag to a serving bowl.
  5. Garnish this nutritious and lip-smacking chana saag urad dal with some ghee/butter and serve it steaming hot along with bajra roti or makka roti. Enjoy!