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Channa Dal Dhonka Recipe

Channa Dal Dhonka is a popular Indian Side-Dish
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On :
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Side-Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
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  • 500g - Channa dal
  • 3 - chopped Green chillies
  • 1 - chopped Onion (medium size)
  • 1 tbsp - chopped Ginger & Garlic
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp -turmeric powder
  • Red Chilli powder (according to your taste)
  • 1 pinch - Sugar
  • salt
  • 2 tsp - oil
  • How to Make Channa Dal Dhonka:

    1. Take channa dal and soak it for at least 2 hours.
    2. Then wash the dal and put it in a mixer.
    3. Add a little bit of water for making a smooth paste.
    4. Now take a kadai on low flame and add 2 tsp oil.
    5. After heating the oil, add cumin seeds. When it starts to pop, add chopped onion, green chillies, ginger and garlic and cook it for a few seconds.
    6. Add dal paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and sugar and stir it until the paste doesn't stick to the kadai.
    7. Take out the dal paste and transfer on to a flat tray. Smoothen it out so that there are no bumps. Keep it in a freezer & cool it down.
    8. After 15-20 minutes take the tray out of the freezer. Cut the dal paste into pieces.
    9. Now take a deep frying pan, put enough oil for deep frying & keep it on a medium flame. When oil is ready, fry the pieces carefully till golden brown.
    10. Serve hot with sauce/ chutney.


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