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masala chanadal

masala chanadal

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 50


Serves 4

  • 1cup bengal gram /chana dal

  • 1/2cup tomato

  • 1tsp ginger garlic paste

  • 1tsp cumin seeds

  • 1green chilli

  • 1/2tsp mustard seeds

  • 1/4tsp asfoetida

  • 1/2tsp salt or to taste

  • 2tbsp oil

  • 1/4tsp turmeric powder

  • 1tsp red chilli powder

  • 1/2tsp garam masala powder

  • 5-6 curryleaves

  • 2cups water or as needed


  • 01

    wash and soak chanadal for20-25minutes

  • 02

    take a cooker heat 1tbsp oil in it add asfoetida and mustard seeds in it

  • 03

    add soaked chana dal in it and saute for few minutes

  • 04

    add green chilli chopped tomatoes in it mix well and cook

  • 05

    add salt turmeric powder and garam masala in it

  • 06

    add 1cup water and close lid of cooker and cook up to 4-5whisltes ,let cooker cools down and release its pressure

  • 07

    mash dal to a coarse texture with masher

  • 08

    heat 1tbsp oil in a tadaka pan add cumin seeds and curry leaves let they crakle remove pan from flame add red chilli powder in it pour this tadka over dal

  • 09

    serve hot with rice or chapati



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