Chana Dal Stew

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Total Time:
40 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Chana Dal Stew is a heart-warming vegetarian recipe, perfect to relish on a cold day. The rich, tempting ingredients bring out the right flavour and aroma that makes us fall in love with a bowl of this delicious dish.  

This healthy stew involves many vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, onions and other tempting ingredients. The cooked chana dal along with a mix of vegetables and authentic spices give away a lovely soup, that lifts up your mood instantly.

Take a look at more Soups-Stews Recipes. You may also want to try Healthy Spinach Soup, Easy Chicken Noodle Soup, Festive Yakhni Shorba, Aatu Kal Paya

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  • 100 gms. chana dal
  • 8 small onions, peeled
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 60 gms. elbow macaroni
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 4 green chillies, slitted
  • 1 inch piece ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp. roasted cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp. garam masala
  • 1 tsp. each of ground cumin and coriander seed
  • 1 sour lime, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 small onion, finely sliced
  • Salt and chilli powder to taste

How to Make Chana Dal Stew

  • Put chana dal in 6 cups of water and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Put in whole onions, potatoes, tomatoes, macaroni, salt, chilli powder, coriander and cumin seed powder.
  • Continue cooking until the dal and vegetables are cooked. Sprinkle over top, pepper and roasted cumin seeds and decorate with onion slices, chillies, coriander leaves, ginger and lime wedges.