Masala Chana Dal

Masala Chana Dal

Course: Dal
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Neha Mathur
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Ingredients

  • Chana dal - 1 cup
  • vegetable oil - 3 tbsp
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Dry red chilies - 3-4
  • Heeng - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Onion - 1 cup Chopped
  • Tomato - 1 cup Chopped
  • Green chile - 2 Chopped
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Curd - 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp

Instructions

  1. Wash the chana dal and soak in enough water for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
  3. When the oil is hot, add bay leaf, dry red chilies, hinge and cumin seeds and fry them for a few seconds.
  4. Add onion and fry till translucent.
  5. Add tomato and green chili and fry for a minute.
  6. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and garam masala powder and fry till oil starts to separate from the sides.
  7. Add little water if required.
  8. Add curd and dal along with 4 cups of water.
  9. Pressure cook till done.
  10. Remove the pressure cooker from heat and let the pressure release.
  11. Open the cooker.
  12. Add lemon juice in the dal and mix well.
  13. Serve hot with rice or Chapati.