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Carrot Chana Dal Curry

3 Jul

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Ingredients:

Carrots 2 – 4
Chana Dal 3/4 cup
Freshly Grated Coconut 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Urad dal 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 3
Curry Leaves 8
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Soak chana dal in water for around 2 hours.
Wash, peel and finely chop carrots.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add soaked chana dal and chopped carrots.
Stir fry for few seconds, add half a cup of water and salt.
Cook covered on medium flame until the carrots and dal are perfectly cooked.
Finally add grated coconut and remove from heat.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

Notes: Don’t overcook chana dal.