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Chana Dal Tadka

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5 from 2 votes
A comforting warm food at the hearts of desis everywhere. Enjoy this lentil recipe with little effort, but with so much protein and flavour. Serve with rice or homemade chapatti for a healthy, hearty, and satisfying meal every time.
Chana Dal
Chana Dal

Chana Dal Tadka

A comforting warm food at the hearts of desis everywhere. Serve with rice or homemade chapatti for a healthy, hearty, and satisfying meal every time.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 578

Ingredients

Curry:

  • 600 g Chana Dal
  • 2 L Water
  • 50 ml Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds/Jeera
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 Onions/Pyaz
  • 1 Tomatoes
  • Green Chillies/Hari Mirch
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder/Haldi
  • 1 tbsp Chilli Powder/Laal Mirch Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt/Namak
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala

Tadka:

  • 100 g Butter/Ghee
  • 6 Garlic Cloves/Lehsan minced
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds/Jeera crushed
  • Coriander/Dhaniyaa

Instructions

  • In a large pan add the chana dal and the water then allow the water to come to a boil
  • Cover and leave to gently simmer for 1 hour until softened
  • In another pan add the vegetable oil, cumin seeds, crushed chillies and bay leaves then sauté for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the finely sliced onions and salt then cook for 3-4 minutes until softened
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala then cook the spices for 4-6 minutes
  • Add the finely chopped green chillies and the tablespoons of water and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the softened dal with the water and cook for a further 5 minutes
  • When the desired consistency is reached turn off the heat
  • In a separate pan add the butter and allow it to melt on low heat
  • Add the minced garlic, crushed cumin seeds and coriander then sauté 2-3 minutes
  • Remove from heat then add tadka to the dal – tadka can also be added upon serving if preferred
  • Your chana dal is ready!

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Nutrition

Calories: 578kcal
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I’m Sadia, the person behind The Aziz Kitchen. A 20-and-some year-old Muslim aspiring doctor and writer who loves to experiment with cooking, baking and all things food. On this blog you will find my favourite, delicious, family-friendly recipes.

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