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Split Chickpeas Dal

Recipe Name: Split Chickpeas Dal

Category: Vegetarian

Cuisine: Assamese

Course: Dal

Recipe Main Ingredient: Chana dal
Split Chickpeas Dal

Recipe Brief Description: Chana dal is delicious, nutritious and easily recipe, it goes well with chapathi.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Chana dal - 1 1/2 cup (washed and drained)
  • Onion - 1 number (chopped)
  • Garlic - 2 pods (peeled and chopped)
  • Ginger - 1 inch (chopped)
  • Green chili - 1 number (slit)
  • Jaggery - 1 tbsp (grated)
  • Cumin powder - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (chopped)
  • Hot water
    For the Tempering
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Red chili - 1 number (halved)
  • Bay leaves - 1 number

    Cooking Time: 20 minutes

    Preparation Method:
  • Make a paste of the onions, ginger and garlic together.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the ingredients for tempering.
  • Add the onion, ginger, garlic paste along with the turmeric and cumin powders. Stir constantly till the mixture thickens and most of the moisture has evaporated.
  • Add the mixed pulses, jaggery and the green chili and stir till they are nicely coated with the spices and start to brown.
  • Add the water up to an inch above the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Transfer the ingredients to a pressure cooker and close the lid. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 4 whistles.
  • Remove from heat and let the pressure subside by itself before opening the lid.
  • Place over heat. Add the garma masala and the 2 tbsp of chopped coriander. If the mixture has thickened too much, add a little more water. Bring everything to a boil and remove from heat.
  • Garnish with a little chopped coriander. Serve hot with some Indian flat bread.