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Chana Daal Fry (Bengal Gram Fry)

Chana dal fry - Split bengal gram cooked in  tomato sauce and Indian spices.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: North Indian Cuisine, Punjabi Cuisine
Keyword: chana daal, Dal
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bengal gram /chana daal
  • 1 tbsp Yellow Moong Daal
  • 1 Tomatoes / Tamatar
  • 2 Green Chillies / Hari Mirch
  • 1 tsp Ginger / Adrak Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
  • 2 tsp Tamarind / Imli pulp
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt / Namak
  • 2 tbsp Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 3 Whole red chilies

Instructions

  • Wash and soak both daal for 15 minutes
  • Pressure cook with turmeric and 1.5 cup water for 3 whistles or till cooked well
  • Heat oil in a pan add cumin, whole chillies and asafoetida, then add chopped green chillies and tomatoes.
  • Add salt and cover and cook till soft.
  • Now add chilli powder, boiled daal, ginger, tamarind paste and 1 cup of water.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes then add garam masala and fresh coriander.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

Serving suggestions-serve with, pakwan, poori, paratha or as a side dish. This is also served with Sindhi dish-daal pakwan