Spicy Channa Dal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - channa dal (Black gram dal)
  • 5 cup - water
  • 1 - small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 - medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp - each ginger and garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 - green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp - cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp - Jeera
  • 1 pinch - Hing
  • salt - to taste
  • 2 tbsp - butter
  • 2 tbsp - pure ghee

How to Make Spicy Channa Dal

  • Wash the dal, cook in a pressure cooker with water, turmeric, salt and butter.
  • After one whistle, let it cook on a slow heat for another five mins.
  • In the meantime, take ghee in a pan, heat it and put jeera.
  • When jeera starts to splutter, put garlic and onion.
  • Saute it till onions are a little golden brown.
  • Now mix tomatoes, ginger and let them cook for 1-2 mins.
  • Then add hing, chopped chilli and chopped cilantro.
  • Let it cook again for another minute, add red chilli and garam masala powders.
  • Once the dal is done mix the masala thoroughly.
  • Let the dal boil once with the masala.
  • Serve hot with chapatti or rice.

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