Thursday, October 11, 2007

Chana Dal Curry

A simple, yet a tasty chana dal curry.

Ingredients

1 cup - Chana dal
1 cup - Freshly grated coconut
1/4 tsp - Red chili powder
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
About 1'' piece - Tamarind, seedless
Salt to taste

Seasoning

1/2 tsp - Mustard seed
1/4 tsp - Jeera
1 sprig - Curry Leaf
2 - Dry whole red chili
2 pinches - Asafoetida / hing (optional)
2 to 3 flakes - Garlic, crushed

Method

1 ) Soak chana dal for one to two hours. This helps in reducing cooking time. Cook dal in 4 cups water on low heat till 3/4 th cooked.

2 ) Warm tamarind in little water, in the microwave and soften it. Add to the cooking dal. Then add red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Cook till the dal is fully cooked.

3 ) Add grated coconut and mix with dal. Cook till water evaporates and reaches a thick gravy consistency. Take off the stove.

4 ) Heat oil in a pan, pop mustard, then add jeera, garlic, red chili, hing and curry leaves. Pour the seasoning onto the chana dal curry.

Serve with rice or roti.

22 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Simple method and like the curry too...:)!!

Apple said...

Nice curry..I was fishing out for Chana Dal recipes..Thanks for sharing

Sia said...

mmmm...that surely looks delicious. reminded me of channa dali i cooked for RCI-orissa... i like the new colour of ur template too :)

Asha said...

YUM!! Looks like a great comfort food. I made Tuar and moong dal today, got to make some Poories!:)
Great job Pravs, have a great weekend:))

Padma said...

That looks awesome, will go great with rotis and rice too, Nice photo

Kribha said...

Nice looking kadalai paruppu curry. Simple yet satisfying. Thanks for sharing this.

Happy cook said...

Love it. Sometimes the most simplest thing is the best

Richa said...

looks so thick n creamy :) u get ur logo on the curry leaf or the chili, cool!!

Siri said...

Yummy and simple dal dear.. a great comfort food on a lazy winter day..:) thanks for sharing..:D

Seena said...

get me this with chapathi....yum

SHANTI BHANU said...

looking for this lovely recipe from many days...ur looks grt..thanks for sharing

Sharmi said...

that sounds very simple and nice!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Pravs.....Nice one dear....Goes great with Rotis right...I will make it one day :-)

Dhivya Karthik said...

simple yet so nutritious...Luks great :)

Tee said...

This must be tasting yummy! I have my own version of chana dal and if i like that, i will love this recipe of yours! :)

Swaroopa said...

hey Pravs! nice post. u from Lancaster, Pa?

also can u add me to ur blog list?

http://nourishingindianfood.blogspot.com/


thanx ahead.

Mocha said...

I liked the recipe. Only thing I make with chana dhal in my house is chana dhal paayasam. So now I can make easy dhal too. One recipe richer.

Pravs said...

Thanks for checking out this post on chana dal. Hope to see some feedbacks if you try this curry.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi!
Channa dhal looks good! will be good with pooris too!!!!

Hima said...

I never get to cook with various dals as my husband do not like it. For us dal is only Toor dal, no matter what vegetable you cook. No moong dal, channa dal, urad dal etc., The use of them is restricted to certain items. I may want to try this, just for me.

Pravs said...

Thanks usha :)
Hima, that's bad..but then..yeah do cook for yourself and enjoy this chana dal curry.

Pecos Blue said...

I am making it right now!