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Chana dal chutney (pachadi) Recipe

Chana dal chutney (pachadi) is a popular Indian Pickles-Chutneys
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On :
Friday, 14 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Pickles-Chutneys Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Shallow-Fried Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1 cup Chana dal
  • 4-5 dry Red Chillies
  • 2-3 fresh Red Chillies (optional)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 5-6 Cloves of Garlic
  • How to Make Chana dal chutney (pachadi):

    1. In a pan, heat one tablespoon of oil.
    2. Add one cup of chana dal and dry and fresh red chillies. Fry on medium heat till light brown.
    3. Add some water and keep aside for a few minutes for the dal to soften.
    4. Just before serving, add salt and grind to make a paste.
    5. Now, add garlic and grind again. Serve with hot rice, ghee, or butter.
    6. Can also be served with idli/dosa/or as a bread spread.


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