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Turai Channa Dal Recipe

Turai Channa Dal is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Wednesday, 17 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Simmer Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 2
RATINGs :
Rated 4.5 based on 100 votes
4.5

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup - Channa dal
  • 3 - large Turai (ridge gourd), peeled, slit length wise
  • 1 - onion, chopped
  • 1 - small capsicum, chopped
  • 2 - green chillies, sliced half
  • 1 tbsp - coconut, scraped
  • 1 stalk - Curry leaves
  • 1 stalk - Mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp - Coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Coriander seeds powder
  • 2 to 3 pinches - Asafoetida powder
  • 1/4 tsp each mustard and Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - Wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp - oil or Ghee
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Turai Channa Dal:

    1. Wash and soak channa dal for 2 hours. Boil channa dal in some water, till it is soft but not mushy.
    2. Drain dal, keep aside. Save water, keep aside.
    3. Heat oil in a saucepan, add seeds, asafoetida and allow it to splutter.
    4. Add onion, capsicum and stir-fry for a minute.
    5. Add curry leaves, mint leaves, coconut, chilli and stir.
    6. Chop ridge gourd into 1-inch sized chunks. Add to pan.
    7. Add dal and all dry masalas.
    8. Add water drained from the dal and cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
    9. Sprinkle more water intermittently if required.
    10. Add salt, sprinkle wheat flour and mix till well blended.
    11. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with coriander.
    12. Serve hot with chapattis, puris or steamed rice.





     

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