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Bengali chana dal Recipe

Bengali chana dal is a popular Indian Main
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On :
Monday, 25 April, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Shallow Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1 cup - Channa dal
  • 8 Red Chillies
  • 2 tsp - Sugar
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 3 tbsp - oil
  • 1/2 tsp - each mustard seeds, cumin seeds, aniseeds, Fenugreek seeds and Onion seeds
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp - aaamchur
  • 1/2 cup - slices of fried fry Coconut (copra)
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Salt to taste.
  • How to Make Bengali chana dal:

    1. Soak dal in water for three hours.
    2. Pressure cook till soft but separate. Add ginger, turmeric, green and red chillies, amchur, sugar, coconut pieces and salt to taste.
    3. Add water if needed and allow it to simmer till everything blends and chillies are cooked. Set aside.
    4. Heat oil and fry cumin seeds, mustard, fenugreek seeds, onion seeds, aniseeds, pepper and bay leaves.
    5. When just brown, pour over the dal.
    6. Serve hot with puris.


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