Chironji (Sunflower Seeds) Ki Daal

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Total Time:
30 minutes
Nutrition facts:

240 calories calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 125 gms. Chironji (sunflower seeds) soaked in water for 2 hours
  • 2 tbsp. Ghee
  • 1 tsp. Cumin seeds
  • 2-3 green Cardamoms
  • 4 whole peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp. ginger, chopped fine
  • 2 green chillies, split
  • 1 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 2 tsp. Rock Salt
  • ½ tsp. chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp. Dahi (yoghurt)
  • 2 cups green Coriander leaves to garnish

How to Make Chironji (Sunflower Seeds) Ki Daal

  • Rub chironji to remove the husk, discard the husk. Grind or blend, half of it into a paste.
  • Heat ghee, add cumin, cardamoms and black pepper. Saute a little, add the chopped ginger.
  • When the ginger browns a little, add dahi a little at a time, stirring well to avoid curdling.
  • When the oil separates, add coriander, salt, chilli powder and green chillies. Saute further, add chironji and turn around to mix well.
  • Add enough water to come upto about 2 cm. above the mixture and bring to a boil, then simmer till the chironji is cooked through (the consistency can be adjusted to taste, by adding more or less water).