Chana Dal Rasam

15 May

Senaga kattu


Chana dal 1 cup
Salt to taste


Garlic 1 pod
Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken red chillies 3
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Pressure cook chana dal in 3-4 cups of water for 3 whistles.
When done, strain the liquid left into deep bowl.

Heat oil, add crushed garlic and all other talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal turns light brown, add this tampering/ talimpu to above chana dal rasam bowl.
Add salt and serve with rice.

Notes: To get best use of this recipe, make this rasam when you need some cooked chana dal.

15 Responses to “Chana Dal Rasam”

  1. Asha May 15, 2007 at 8:40 am #

    Beautiful!! I have never made Rasam with Chana dal before.Interesting.

  2. Jyothi May 15, 2007 at 8:50 am #

    Hi Raji, never heard about chanadal rasam….very interesting recipe. thanks for sharing such a nice recipe.

  3. Dee May 15, 2007 at 11:01 am #

    great comfort food!!!

  4. Trupti May 16, 2007 at 8:59 am #

    never made this before…looks wonderful, I bet it would be so good with some rice!

  5. anusharaji May 17, 2007 at 8:26 am #

    @asha next time dont drain the cooked dal water
    @jyothi thx .try it once 😉
    @dee thats true
    @trupti thx 😆

  6. rashmi May 17, 2008 at 12:30 am #


  7. Deepa Pansare March 26, 2009 at 6:02 am #

    hi raji, have you heard about famous maharashtrian dish, KATACHI AMTI, which is usually made at the time of holi, when puran poli is prepared.Kindly add the recipe of the same

  8. Mrs Ramnathkar October 14, 2009 at 3:58 am #

    It is delicious !!!!!

  9. Mrs Ramnathkar October 14, 2009 at 3:59 am #

    it is also known as amti

  10. mahima December 28, 2009 at 2:51 am #

    yum yum!

  11. ayisha ghouse February 5, 2010 at 6:11 am #

    fantastic and delicious I have never made this before

  12. lubna February 7, 2010 at 2:11 am #

    i love indian food. i love rasam.

  13. V Kalyani December 3, 2010 at 3:56 am #

    good receipe


  14. geena April 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Hi Raji,

    just found your blog while googling for chana dal rasam.
    nice collection of simple recipes. bookmarked your blog also. keep sharing the wonderful recipes!


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