chana dal recipe | chana dal fry recipe | chana dal masala recipe

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chana dal recipe | chana dal fry recipe | chana dal masala recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. basically a lentil soup prepared from bengal gram and onion – tomato sauce. it can be easily served with plain steamed rice and even with roti recipes.
chana dal frychana dal recipe | chana dal fry recipe | chana dal masala recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. an easy dal fry recipe prepared very similar to popular dal fry recipe which is prepared with toor dal or split pea lentil. basically, the chana dal masala is prepared by pressure cooking the dal with tomato and onion base. it is also added with other indian spices to make it flavourful and aromatic.

while i am not a huge fan of dal recipe, however my husband likes a lot. in point of fact, this recipe is shared by him and he use to prepare this dal recipe during his bachelor days. he likes the combination of chana dal and fried rice or paneer fried rice. initially this combination was bit awkward and i was skeptical about it.  but i have to admit that even i have a developed a taste for this combination. moreover, in this recipe i have cooked the tomato and onion in pressure cooker with bengal gram. alternatively, dal and tomato-onion can be cooked separately and later to mix them.

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furthermore, i would like to highlight the health benefits of bengal gram. firstly, bengal gram is high in fibre and lowers the bad cholesterol. secondly, it have low glycemic index makes this suitable for diabetic patients. thirdly, it is also considered to be effective blood pressure reducer by changing the order of blood vessels. lastly, and more importantly, bengal gram maintains a healthy heart as it contains magnesium.

finally, i would like to share some tips on how effectively we can use bengal gram. the dal can be prepared either with soaking method or even without soaking. normally, 30 mins to 1 hour soaking is sufficient to cook faster. also, do not prefer to mash the bengal gram. however, if you wish you can mash the dal once pressure cooked. lastly, do visit my indian dal recipes collection. particularly, dal tadka, dal fry, dal makhni and mango dal. in addition do visit my other recipes collection like,

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chana dal recipe | chana dal fry recipe | chana dal masala recipe
 
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Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3 Servings
Ingredients
  • ½ cup chana dal, soaked 30 minutes
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ¾ tsp mustard seeds / rai
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, in a cooker take oil and add the tempering ingredients. (mustard, jeera, red chilli, hing and curry leaves)
  2. further saute them till they splutter. also saute ginger, chilli and garlic.
  3. additionally, fry onions till they turn translucent.
  4. furthermore, add tomatoes and saute till they turn soft and mushy.
  5. now add chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder and salt. saute for a minute.
  6. add chana dal. make sure to wash and soak chana dal for 30 minutes.
  7. then add 2 cups of water and give a good mix.
  8. further, pressure cook on medium flame for 5-6 whistles or till the dal gets cooked well.
  9. open the vessel when pressure is released completely and give a good stir.
  10. check for seasonings and adjust if required. also garnish with few chopped coriander leaves.
  11. finally, serve chana dal hot with rice and roti.


how to make chana dal recipe | chana dal fry with step by step photo recipe:

  1. firstly, in a cooker take oil and add the tempering ingredients. (mustard, jeera, red chilli, hing and curry leaves)
    chana dal masala
  2. further saute them till they splutter. also saute ginger, chilli and garlic.
    chana dal masala
  3. additionally, fry onions till they turn translucent.
    chana dal masala
  4. furthermore, add tomatoes and saute till they turn soft and mushy.
    chana dal fry
  5. now add chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder and salt. saute for a minute.
    chana dal fry
  6. add half cup soaked chana dal. make sure to wash and soak chana dal for 30 minutes.
    chana dal fry
  7. then add 2 cups of water and give a good mix.
    chana dal
  8. further, pressure cook on medium flame for 5-6 whistles or till the dal gets cooked well.
    chana dal
  9. open the vessel when pressure is released completely and give a good stir.
    chana dal
  10. check for seasonings and adjust if required. also garnish with few chopped coriander leaves.
    chana dal
  11. finally, serve chana dal hot with rice and roti.
    chana dal


notes:

  • firstly, you can pressure cook dal first and later temper if you are not running out of time.
  • furthermore, prepare moong dal the similar way. however no need to soaking moong dal.
  • additionally, adjust the spices according to your choice.
  • finally, squeeze some lemon juice for more tanginess.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

3 COMMENTS

  1. wow…so easy..just mounted my cooker with your recipie…lets c 🙂 Inbetween am a new bee to cooking inspired by your recipes…

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