Chana Dal with Cilantro

7 Jan



Chana Dal 1 cup
Plain Yogurt 3/4 cup
Green Chillies 3
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Cilantro few sprigs
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash, clean and roughly chop cilantro.
Remove stems, wash and slit green chillies into two.

Cook chana dal along with the green chillies in 6-8 cups of water for about half an hour until the dal becomes soft and keep aside.
Alternatively, pressure cook in 2 cups of water for 2-3 whistles.

Heat oil in a small pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal turns light brown, add ginger garlic paste and remove from heat.

Add this talimpu to cooked dal along with turmeric powder, yogurt and cilantro.
Mix thoroughly and serve with rice or roti.

Notes: Make sure some of the chana dal is whole keeping its shape intact.


7 Responses to “Chana Dal with Cilantro”

  1. Asha January 7, 2008 at 10:42 am #

    That is delicious Anusha. I can imagine the taste. I love Chana dal in gravy. Adding yogurt is a great idea too!:)

  2. Dhivya January 7, 2008 at 11:17 am #

    I luv this recipe and I make it too..simple and delicious and healthy to boot

  3. chandana January 7, 2008 at 5:44 pm #

    channadal with cilantro…..hmm next heard of if.but sure looks intersting n i shud try this.all ur food snaps r awesome.very colourful

  4. Lakshmi January 7, 2008 at 9:33 pm #

    Dal looks gr8 Anusha. Will try this sometimes.

  5. gowtham January 8, 2008 at 6:26 am #

    this looks very nicce…..i told to my mother….she will prepare….

  6. swaroopa January 8, 2008 at 7:58 am #

    cool recipe!! will give it a try…happy new yr, dear.

  7. jaya January 8, 2008 at 2:36 pm #

    i tried it…… easy to cook and great taste………thanx raji for sharing a nice recipe

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