Recipe Name: Split Chickpeas Dal
Recipe Main Ingredient: Chana dal
Recipe Brief Description: Chana dal is delicious, nutritious and easily recipe, it goes well with chapathi.
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)
For the Tempering
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Red chili - 1 number (halved)
Bay leaves - 1 number
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
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.