Hot n Spicy channa Dal

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves:2
Rated 2.5 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - Channa dal
  • 1 - large onion, sliced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, crushed
  • 2-3 Cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp - Cuminutes powder
  • 1/2 tsp - cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - black pepper powder
  • 2 - Bay Leaves
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 2 - large Cardamoms
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • salt, to taste
  • For tempering(Tadka):
  • 1 - small Onion chopped finely
  • 2-3 Red Chillies
  • 1 tbsp - Ghee

How to Make Hot n Spicy channa Dal

  • Wash the dal and soak for about 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in the pressure cooker.
  • Add the garam masalas (bay leaves, cloves and cardamoms).
  • Once they exude their aroma, add the onions, fry till they are translucent.
  • Add the ginger and garlic. Fry a little more.
  • Then add the remaining spices and fry with a little sprinkle of water.
  • Add the dal. Fry a little more, then add 3 cups of water.
  • Season with salt. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and let it simmer (or let it cook in a pressure cooker on low heat for about 20 minutes).
  • The dal is ready when it is of a thick consistency and the onion slices are no longer visible.
  • For tadka:
  • Heat ghee, add the onion and red chillies.
  • When the onions are red and crisp, pour the mixture over the dal.
  • Serve with hot phulkas or steamed rice.