Saturday, June 18, 2011

Chana Dahl (Split Yellow Gram Stew)

1. Split Yellow Gram or chana dahl, 5-8 fists
2. Fennel, 1 tsp (optional)
3. cumin seeds, 1 tsp
4. ghee, 1 -2 tsp
5. Red chili powder, to taste
6. salt, to taste
7. cinnamon sticks, 2-3
8. Lemon juice
10. Tomato paste, 1 tsp (optional)
11. Garlic, 2 pods minced
12. turmeric powder, 1 tsp

1. Heat a pressure cooker.
2. Melt ghee.
3. Add cumin, cinnamon and fennel seeds
4. When they start to sizzle, add garlic.
5. When the garlic turns golden brown, add turmeric powder and mix.
6. Add washed chana dahl and saute.
7. Add tomato paste, lemon juice, and salt and mix.
8. Add water.
9. Boil covered for 4-5 whistles in the pressure cooker.

You can mix some chopped fresh cilantro and serve warm with steamed rice, as a soup, or as a side with Indian flat-bread and some vegetables.


Jayanthy Kumaran said...

awesome dish..excellent presentation..:)
Tasty Appetite

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny things that we hate as kids take a 180 degree turn and we grow to like them. For me chana dal was one of them. Great recipe!

Prathima Rao said...

The stew looks spicy & so flavorful!!! My kind of dish :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Priya Suresh said...

Comforting and simply inviting..

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