Urad Chana Dal Recipe

 Urad Chana dal, by its name only you guys must be getting a hint that it is a combination of chana and urad dal cooked in spicy masala.

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Serving : 4
Cooking Time : 20-25 minutes
Prep Time : 15-20 minutes minutes

Ingredients :

  • 3/4 cup Chana dal (split Bengal gram)
  • 1/4 cup Chilke wali Urad Dal (split Black gram)
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped Ginger
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 medium Tomato
  • 7-8 Garlic cloves (Finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 Green Chilli (Finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • a pinch of Asafoetida (Heeng)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Ghee or Oil (but I prefer ghee)

Method :

  • Wash both the dals together. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes in 3 cups of water.
  • Drain and pressure cook dal with salt to taste, finely chopped ginger, pinch of heeng in 3 cups of water upto 5 whistles.
  • When the pressure is released, mix the dal well with the help of ladle.
  • Heat ghee in a kadai, add cumin seeds.
  • When the cumin seeds start crackle, add finely chopped garlic and fry till the raw aroma disappears.
  • Add onion, green chilli and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Now add finely chopped tomato, turmeric powder, salt to taste, red chilli powder, coriander powder and cook well till the oil separates from masala.
  • Add boiled dal and cook on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes. If the dal is thick add sufficient amount of water and cook on low flame.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with chapattis or missi roti.

 

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