Chana Dal Recipe


1 cup chana daal
7 cup water
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp corriander powder
1 tblsp tamarind pulp
1 tsp sugar
1 tblsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp black mustard seeds
1 chopped garlic clove
  • Soak the chana daal in 4 cup water for 2-3 hours then wash and drain.
  • Boil 3 cups water and the salt in a pan.
  • Add the chana dal, cover the pan and cook over medium flame for 30 min.
  • Stir the dal when cooked.
  • Add cayenne, turmeric, cumin, coriander, sugar the tamarind pulp (skin & seeds removed).
  • Stir well and allow to simmer uncovered.
  • In a separate frying pan, heat the vegetble oil over low heat and add the mustard seeds and chopped garlic to it.
  • When the oil gets hot, add the oil mixture to the simmering pot of dal.
  • Immediately cover the pot and keep covered for 2 min. while the dal continues to simmer.
  • Cook chana daal uncovered for another 5 min. and the dal is ready to be served with rice or bread.


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