Apr 21, 2011

Bengali style chana dal

Bengali style chana dal

Basic recipe - Hawkins pressure cooker cookbook

Serves: 2 - 3

You will need

50 g chana dal
1 cup ( 200 ml ) water
Extra 1/4 cup (50 ml) water
1 tablespoon ghee / oil
1 bay leaf
2 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
2 cardamoms
2 green chillies, small
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)


Wash and soak chana dal in 1 cup water for 6 hours.

Heat ghee / oil in a pressure cooker. Add bay leaf, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. Fry on a low heat until fragrant.

Add green chillies and turmeric powder. Saute for 1- 2 minutes till the raw smell disappears.

Add soaked chana dal along with water and add extra 50 ml water. Add salt to taste.

Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook for 6 minutes.

Remove cooker from heat. Allow to cool naturally. Serve chana dal with Pulao / Rice / Puri / Roti.


KrithisKitchen said...

Never tried spicy version with pure chanadhal, though i use it with a mix of dhals.. sounds great and tasty..

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Vimitha Durai said...

That dhal looks so tempting